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1. The pandemic is changing every aspect of shopping: From store layouts to how jeans are folded. Retailers that spent years trying to get customers to linger are reimagining their stores for a grab-and-go future to make shopping faster, easier and safer amid long-term shifts in consumer expectations and habits. – Read More on the Washington Post

2. How Crocs turned a widely-mocked clog into a billion-dollar brand: People who love to hate Crocs had cause to celebrate in 2008, when investors were writing the company off as a passing fad. Crocs lost over $185 million that year. The stock plunged to just over $1 a share. But over the next decade, Crocs sold 700 million pairs of shoes. The clogs have been strutting down runways at fashion shows. Limited edition Crocs are selling for $1,000 on the resale market. – See More on CNBC

3. “Fashion Must Stand for More Than Simply Selling a Product.” Top luxury designers on why they’re collaborating with artists like never before. ““I think bigger brands have a duty to support emerging creatives now more than ever. The current situation favors the bigger brands, or brands that have more funding. So, I am leveraging the teams and resources that we are lucky enough to have access to, to help.” – Read More on Artnet

4. RETRO READ: Fashion Houses Continue to Embrace Art, Helping to Boost Culture and Potentially, Their Own Price Tags. Luxury fashion brands know that they need a point– or better yet, points – of differentiation if they want to enhance their images of exclusivity and charge higher prices for their products, and studies have suggested that an association with art allows commercial brands to be perceived as more luxurious. – Read More on TFL

5. Canceled orders, delayed payments: How supplier collaboration could reverse apparel’s nose dive. How apparel retailers and brands react to the falling demand will directly affect the amount and variety of manufacturing capacity available in major apparel producing countries when demand returns, and therefore the future of fashion sourcing. – Read More on Supply Chain Dive