- Burberry Brings Bag Production In-House as Part of Move to Re-Position as a Luxury Brand: Burberry is following in the footsteps of its fellow high fashion brands and acquiring one of its key suppliers. The British stalwart brand announced on Monday that it will be taking a team of around 100 leather goods specialists in-house as part of the deal agreed with CF&P, one of its longstanding Italian leather suppliers in a move to “boost its handbag business in a drive to take its brand more upmarket” with the help of former Celine CEO Marco Gobbetti and new creative director Riccardo Tisci, who comes by way of Givenchy. Read more TFL
- Why Cigarette Merch Is Taking Over the Streetwear Scene: In a growing culture of self-care, proudly wearing cigarette branding is a rebellion against the norm — as well as an ironic reaction to the uncertainty of our times. Read more on Fashionista
- How Prada Defined Athleisure Before It Was Even a Thing: In 1984, Prada unveiled the now-legendary nylon backpack, a lightweight travel bag made from the same industrial-strength synthetics used for Italian army tents. It was priced like a luxury leather bag. It was marketed as a must-have accessory. Read more on Highsnobiety
- What Makes Retail Workers Uniquely Vulnerable to Sexual Harassment: Retail has a sexual harassment problem, according to a recent analysis by the Center for American Progress. While media attention has largely focused on the prevalence of harassment in politics and media, the study demonstrates its pervasiveness across all industries, but particularly in ones with a high number of service-sector workers, says the authors of the analysis. From this data, it’s clear that sexual harassment is not just a problem in for politicians and actors. Read more on Racked
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