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After Early Stumbles, Jordan Brand's Remastered Line Is Taking off

"The retro industry is built on nostalgia, and that nostalgia is inextricably tied to the details: the colors, the material, the height of the upper and pull tabs. What may seem like minor changes to some can completely turn others off to a retro release. Indeed, how is someone supposed to "Be Like Mike" when their reissued kicks look different?"

via: Bleacher Report

New York Fashion Week Has a Donald Trump Problem

"The protests against Stephen Ross have so far targeted Equinox and SoulCycle — but the billionaire’s reach also extends into the upper echelons of the American fashion industry."

via: Business of Fashion

Why Farfetch Bought New Guards Group

"The luxury marketplace bought New Guards, which operates streetwear sensation Off-White, for a total value of $675 million and plans to tap into the group to launch 'brands of the future.' In after-hours trading, Farfetch shares plunged by over 40 percent, which would mark an all-time low for the stock."

via: Business of Fashion

The Lightsabers of Star Wars, Ranked

"When you think of Star Wars, you think of lightsabers. Sure, you think of spaceships and the Force and stuff like that too but, in terms of iconic visuals, few things in science fiction at large, let alone Star Wars, are as iconic as the lightsaber."

via: Gizmodo

Uber’s Stock Drives Right Off a Cliff After Earnings Show Worse-Than-Expected Losses

"Uber Technologies investors are being taken for another wild ride today after the company’s second-quarter earnings showed it lost a lot more money than analysts were anticipating."

via: Fast Company

Queer Eye’s Tan France has Surprising Advice About How Often to Buy New Clothes

"On the hit Netflix show Queer Eye, fashion expert Tan France aims to help transform participants’ lives with wardrobe updates featuring leather jackets, Chelsea boots, and patterned button-downs worn in his signature style, the French tuck. But while the show seems to endorse the idea that loading up on new duds can help people look more polished and professional, the 36-year-old France has surprisingly cautious advice for people early in their careers: Limit your shopping excursions to once or twice a year."

via: Quartz

China’s Luxury Boom is Bypassing Prada

"The moment should be opportune for Prada, too. Chinese nationals are already the world’s biggest luxury buyers, according to research from management consulting firm Bain & Company, and the Chinese market is still growing far faster than mature ones such as the US and Europe. But the Italian label recently seems unable to match its competitors in connecting with what it has called its most important group of consumers, despite already getting about 23% of its sales from Greater China (and that’s not including the many purchases by Chinese nationals outside their home country)."

via: Quartzy

Rap's Baby Boom

"For the past few months, there's been an influx of rappers who go by baby names—literally. How did we get here?"

via: GQ

A Look Back at the Celebrity Shopping Mecca That Was Barneys New York

"See how Britney Spears, Joe Biden, Meg Ryan, and more icons secured the little black bag."

via: GQ

Foot Locker and Nike Want to Supercharge Your Sneaker Shopping With ‘Power’ Retail Stores

"These “Power” stores are several times bigger than the Foot Locker you’ve come to expect at malls across the country. Right now, three of them are open, one in Detroit and two in Philadelphia. A fourth opens in Washington Heights in Manhattan this weekend. Foot Locker says it plans to open 50 more of these stores in the next three years."

via: Fast Company

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