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1. Gwyneth Paltrow Won’t Get Pushed Around by Venture Capitalists: “If you look at stores like Nordstrom, for example, who have that pop-in model and they’re driving foot traffic in different activations — that’s really going to be the savior – bringing experiential elements into retail, get that throughput by giving people a reason to go somewhere that they can’t do online.” – Read More on Bloomberg

2. The Era of Antisocial Social Media: They’re saying that after years spent constructing carefully curated online identities and accumulating heaps of online “friends,” they want to be themselves and make real friends based on shared interests. They’re also craving privacy, safety, and a respite from the throngs of people on social platforms. – Read More on HBR

3. Idea burnout: As more DTC brands enter the fray, founders struggle to differentiate. In the early days, it was enough to be a digitally-native brand that sold a product that was hard to find online. – Read More on Modern Retail

4. Luxury Goods Will Test Investors’ Immunity to Coronavirus: Stocks like LVMH and Burberry remain expensive despite their heavy exposure to the growing outbreak …  even though strong brands like Hermès and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton will be equally hurt by declining footfall in China. – Read More on WSJ

5. Kim Kardashian West breaks down a bad business deal: In her 2011 partnership with Sears, Kardashian got a 6% cut and despite, “flying from city to city, country to country” to promote the line, she had little to no control over the quality of the products. – Read More on CNBC

6. Our obsession with “color trends” is killing the planet: The fashion industry has found many clever ways to cultivate demand for clothes, and color is one of them. – Read More on Fast Co