Daily Links: March 13 2018

  1. In Alibaba’s Quest for Fashion Domination, the Only Real Question: What is Next?: The “still poorly understood digital conglomerate,” as Fortune’s Adam Lashinsky very accurately described the Chinese language-only online behemoth in March, has made no secret of its intent to make inroads to the fashion and luxury segments. Read more on TFL
  2. Mexico Is Full of America’s Smuggled Used Clothes: On Saturday mornings, Priscilla Lupercio Hernandez wakes up at 6 and journeys from her neighborhood in Tijuana, Mexico to shop on “the other side,” as those in the city refer to the United States. Her destination is the Goodwill Outlet and Donation Center in San Ysidro, California, about a mile from PedWest, the newly renovated pedestrian entrance at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which separates the Mexican state of Baja California from the American region of Southern California. Read more on Racked
  3. The UGG Neumel Chukka Goes Unlined for Year Round Style You Can Flex In: UGG has built a global reputation around its incredibly warm yet stylish footwear first made famous on the beaches of Southern California approximately 40 years ago. Now, one of its most popular styles, the Neumel chukka boot, has been reimagined in an unlined silhouette that no longer limits itself to just cold weather conditions. Read more on Highsnobiety
  4. Despite the boom in K-beauty brands, Japan is still Asia’s true beauty leader: It may seem like Korean beauty brands are taking over the world, but beauty brands from Japan are giving them a run for their (hard-earned) money. Read more on Quartzy



Dave McDonald

Dapper Ambitions Contributor

I believe the dapper man is not only remembered by how he looks, but by how he carries himself. My stories and posts are inspired by this thought. You can reach me at dcmcdonald@me.com.

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