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1. Canada Goose is Solving the Big, Puffy One-Product Problem: Designer collabs are another page out of the Nike playbook. They give brand loyalists a somewhat special version of the standard product — another excuse to buy. At the same time, it brings new customers into the brand. – Read More on Bloomberg

2. Cult Fashion Items That Stand the Test of Time: From Cartier’s Trinity ring (and I would argue, its Love Bracelet, too) to Prada’s Nylon Vela Backpack, “The most iconic fashion pieces have a narrative, a story that people want to be a part of and to embellish.” Priciness is not their main claim to fame; their relative timelessness helps them to survive the spin cycle of passing trends. – Read More on the WSJ

3. From iPhones to Baby Yodas: Target ramps up store-within-a-store concept. Target runs the mini stores in its stores, and generates revenue from products sold within the shops, as well as sales of those products purchased on dedicated landing pages on Target’s website. Analysts say the move is designed not only to increase sales online and fend off competition from Inc. but also to drive shoppers back to brick-and-mortar locations. – Read More on S&P Global

4. Tracing a garment: The apparel industry looks to shine light on its blind spots. New technologies aim to make fashion’s supply chains more transparent in a push for green and labor reform. – Read More on the FT

5. From job cuts to online commerce, virus reshaped US economy: U.S. e-commerce sales have grown 22.5% faster than overall retail sales since the pandemic, according to Retail Metrics Inc. That’s up from 6% in the decade before the coronavirus. Experts say traffic to stores and restaurants won’t likely fully return. – Read More on AP

6. RETRO READ: The Gucci wife and the hitman … fashion’s darkest tale. When Patrizia Reggiani married Maurizio Gucci, they became one of Italy’s first celebrity power couples. But then he left her – and she had him murdered. Abigail Haworth unpicks an incredible tale of glamour, sex, betrayal, death and prison in the dizzying world of high fashion. – Read More on the Guardian