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1. China buys, produces and exports most of the world’s clothing, but most Western consumers would struggle to name a Chinese fashion brand: “Marketing to Western audiences is another challenge. Helping an international audience understand the cultural references and craftsmanship behind your work is the first step toward that success.” – Read More on SCMP 

2. Luxury stocks hit by fears over Chinese coronavirus outbreak: Burberry, Hermes and Givenchy parent LVMH were among those most affected by growing worries over the virus, which has killed six people and infected almost 300. Gucci owner Kering was also hit. – Read More on the Telegraph 

3. The US needs a national privacy law for personal data, Salesforce co-CEO says: In the United States, there is no single federal law that gives protection to citizens over their data. Instead, the issue is currently dealt with under different sets of legislation at the state and federal levels. – Read More on CNBC 

4.  Louis Vuitton and the NBA confirmed they have entered a multi-year partnership: The tie-up includes a trophy travel case and a capsule collection designed by Vuitton men’s wear creative director Virgil Abloh. – Read More on WWD

5. As Payless tries to re-open in the US, it faces an uphill battle: In the last three years, Payless ShoeSource has filed for bankruptcy twice. Each time, it’s emerged with fewer financial obligations and a promise to rise from the ashes. This time it comes with plans to implement a sweeping strategy to rejuvenate the ailing brand. – Read More on Modern Retail 

6. RETRO READ: Retail Woes – A Running List of Fashion Bankruptcies. From Barneys and Forever 21 to True Religion and Wet Seal … a look at some of the most recent fashion-related filings, as well as some significant ones dating back a bit further. – Read More on TFL