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1. Kanye West’s Offensive Behavior Makes Corporate Partners Squirm: As his music career has stumbled, Ye’s work in fashion has taken on new importance. The most lucrative corner of his empire appears to be Yeezy’s partnership with Adidas. – Read More on the New York Times

2. How Brands Can Embrace the Sustainable Fashion Opportunity: About 15% of global fashion consumers are already highly concerned about sustainability and consistently make purchasing decisions to lower their impact. That percentage could increase to more than 50%. – Read More on Bain

3. EU Remains Resilient as VAT U-Turn Threatens UK Luxury Retail Revenue: London’s high-end retail sector, for example, will be disproportionately affected by the VAT rules, which will make the city one of the few international shopping destinations in Europe where tourists aren’t eligible for tax refunds. – Read More on PYMNTS

4. Warby Parker, once online-only eyeglasses retailer, plans hundreds of more stores: “As we talk to our customers and ask them why they’re not shopping with Warby Parker, the dual highest responses are one, that there’s not a store near me, and the second is that I don’t have a current prescription.” – Read More on CNBC

5. A Singles Day without livestream superhosts leaves Alibaba in a quandary: Last year, they pre-sold a combined 18.9 billion yuan ($2.61 billion) worth of products on opening day, accounting for about 3.5% of the entire event’s takings of 540.3 billion yuan. – Read More on Reuters