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1. A new fashion collective in New York is challenging norms and flourishing.
“Following a direct-to-consumer model instead of relying on wholesale accounts has become the norm among young, emerging brands. This type of business is primarily achieved online through e-commerce, but Flying Solo in New York City aims to connect with shoppers face to face from a storefront in Nolita.”
2. Millie Bobby Brown’s Interview cover reminds us that she is the absolute coolest.
“And since Stranger Things, which premiered in July and proceeded to test the bandwidths of the internet and our excitement for it, and which has already announced a second season, Brown has been the breakout star of the year, the sleeper hit of the late-night season with more hidden talents than letters in her name (google her name and Nicki Minaj ASAP), and just generally the toast of every town.”
3. Yoox Net-A-Porter is looking to make a major mobile move.
“Marchetti expects business from smartphones and tablets will account for three-quarters of total sales by the end of 2020. Right now, it’s less than half. And these shoppers spend big. Its 2.6 million customers plop down an average of 335 euros ($366) per order.”
4. Coco Cooper is making denim for the in-betweeners.
“Coco Cooper is a new U.S.-based premium denim line specifically crafted for curvy women who wear sizes 6 to 16. Often mislabeled “plus-size,” although she’s not actually shopping those categories, the medium-sized woman feels like a forgotten segment, an afterthought for many high-end brands that may offer a paltry few options in her size range, graded up from a very slim fit model, of course.”
5. Kim Kardashian West has made a very soft return to public life following the gunpoint robbery in Paris last month.
“Entertainment Tonight reports Kardashian ‘quietly’ attended her husband Kanye West’s concert in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, where scenes were being filmed backstage for Keeping Up With the Kardashians. A source told ET that Kim was surrounded by a ‘dozen or so’ armed guards, and that she was with her sister Kourtney and best friend Jonathan Cheban.”