Daily Links: March 20 2018

  1. Retail Woes: A Running List of Fashion Bankruptcies: On the heels of an array of retail bankruptcy filings in 2016, New York-based designer Bibhu Mohapatra and retailers The Limited, Wet Seal, and most recently, Payless, all filed for Chapter 11 protection early 2017, and were swiftly followed by a handful of additional filings by other retailers, signaling that there is no end in sight to the constant string of fashion and other retail companies struggling financially. Read more on TFL
  2. Body Care Is the Buzziest White Space in Beauty: When Goop’s senior vice president of beauty Erin Cotter joined the celebrity wellness site in 2016, her boss, Gwyneth Paltrow, already had her first body-care product in mind (separate from the skincare range with Juice Beauty, on which she collaborates): bath salts. “Gwyneth really believes in the power of a hot bath,” says Cotter. “We approached the project thinking of a bath as being this ideal remedy for the needs of our modern lifestyle: whether that’s a racing mind, emotional overwhelm, sore muscles, a body that’s overindulged, or when you’re feeling under the weather,” she adds of the traditional Chinese medicine ingredients-laced soaks. Read more on BoF
  3. This Offensive Beer Ad Was Pulled from TV for Insulting Redheads: Ready to say, “Wait, what?” An Australian beer company has come under fire for releasing a beer commercial that suggests red hair is a disease that needs to be eradicated. Yup. Read more on Marie Claire
  4. This New Site Could Be the Shopbop of Plus-Size: Launched today by former Gilt execs, CoEdition plans to sell 150 brands by the end of the year. Read more on Racked

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