Daily Links: July 9 2018

  1. How Michael Mente Took Revolve from an E-Commerce Start-Up to a Global Powerhouse: When you think of Revolve, you might not immediately think of Michael Mente. You probably have visions of mega-influencers like Rocky Barnes, Chiara Ferragni or Aimee Song posted up on an exotic beach or sitting in VIP at a music festival. Read more on Fashionista
  2. Nearly $50 Million in Counterfeits Seized in Texas as Fakes Continue to Target Fashion: Adidas, Apple, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Coach, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Nike, Rolex, and Yves St. Laurent wares were among the nearly 200,000 counterfeit goods seized by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) this past week in Laredo, Texas. The products – China-made garments and accessories that would have been worth more than $42.9 million had the products been authentic – were in the process of being “clandestinely smuggled into Mexico,” according to an ICE representative, in the second of two similar busts by the U.S. government in the past three months. Read more on TFL
  3. Kim Kardashian, North, and Kris Jenner Star in Fendi’s New Campaign: Kim tweeted about the new project today, writing, “so major to be in a campaign with my mom and daughter,” and quoting Creative Director of Accessories, Silvia Fendi, about why the reality stars were chosen: “they are all three of them very strong women, with strong personalities. It’s an iconic family.” Read more on Marie Claire
  4. Why Trump’s Trade War Could Mean Paying More for Clothes: Donald Trump was supposed to be bad for civil rights, bad for the environment, and bad for women, but he was always supposed to be good for business. After all, Trump is a businessman. But now that he’s ignited what China is calling the “largest trade war” in history, he’s managed to alienate the business community, too. Read more on Racked

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