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1. Balenciaga to Return to Couture in July: Creative director Demna Gvasalia, who is best known for his chunky Triple S sneakers, is to revive the brand’s high fashion activity 52 years after the founder closed his house. – Read More on WWD 

2. Gen Z, women and Louis Vuitton drive StockX to $1 billion in transactions: Music and/or pop culture-related “merch has a bigger social status than just a drop that anyone can buy from their bedroom. It can have more of a role now in showing what tribe you’re a part of than things like the Supreme drops will.” – Read More on Vogue Biz 

3. How American Apparel is trying to make a comeback after two bankruptcies: American Apparel went into bankruptcy court in 2015, and then again in 2016. But the brand’s wares, from knit T-shirts to zip-up hoodies and disco pants, are still available for purchase online. That’s because the brand was purchased by Canadian company Gildan Activewear in 2017. – Read More on CNBC 

4. RETRO READ: American Apparel – The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of an All-American Business. By 2007, American Apparel had become the largest T-shirt manufacturer in America. One of only a few clothing companies exporting “Made in the USA” products, it sold about $125 million worth of domestically manufactured clothing outside of America. All the while, the behind-the-scenes controversy that had been brewing would be making its way into the purview of the public. – Read More on TFL 

5. How Ganni used tech-world tricks to grow from a cult fashion label to a global brand: The little-known Danish label has seen 50% growth in revenue year over year for the past 3 years. The company is estimating more than 30% growth from 2018 to 2019, with projected sales of more than $88 million for 2019. – Read More on Fortune