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Nordstrom bans fur and exotic skin, Levi’s new retail store, Poshmark plans IPO

A round-up of everything you might have missed in relevant fashion, retail and tech industry news over the past week.

TOP STORIES
  • Can a new mall make it in 2020? (BoF)
  • Holiday hurdles: what retailers are up against (WWD)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Stella McCartney dishes the dirt on farming and its planetary impact (WWD)
  • Approaching sustainability as a mass-market retailer (Fashionista)
  • Asos debuts 29-piece ‘circular fashion’ collection for fall (WWD)
  • Nordstrom announces new ban on fur and exotic animal skins (Fashion United)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • Brits to avoid in-store shopping this Christmas (Fashion United)
  • Amazon’s new palm recognition biometric device lets you pay without touching (Fast Company)
  • Online shopping as you know it is about to change, enter The List (HighSnobiety)
  • Inside Levi’s new ‘NextGen’ retail store (Vogue Business)
  • Are online marketplaces the new department stores? (BoF)
  • 3 critical steps luxury brands must take to rebound from COVID-19 (Jing Daily)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Christian Louboutin plunges into gaming world for Paris Fashion Week (WWD)
  • How not to be a boring direct-to-consumer brand (BoF)
  • Air Jordan release shoppable sportswear for Snapchat’s bitmoji avatars (Retail Dive)
  • Prada experimented with a new digital fashion show format. Did it work? (BoF)
PRODUCT
  • Aesop to collaborate with Raeburn on ‘closing the loop’ (Fashion United)
  • Walmart tries again in apparel with new private label (Retail Dive)
  • Lane Crawford celebrates 170th anniversary with 7 exclusives (WWD)
BUSINESS
  • Altuzzara to sell on Amazon’s luxury stores (WWD)
  • H&M to close hundreds of stores as online shift accelerates (Reuters)
  • Poshmark plans IPO (Retail Dive)
  • How PVH is positioning itself for fashion’s new normal (BoF)
  • Why American Eagle is the last mall brand standing (Fast Company)
CULTURE
  • Coronavirus is rewiring the symbiotic relationship between brands and media (BoF)
  • Paris museum to exhibit first introspective of Gabrielle Chanel (Fashion United)

By Katherine Cheng

Katherine Cheng is the Innovation Editor at TheCurrentDaily and Head of Technology Strategy at Together Group, where she consults for clients including Farfetch, Cartier and H&M. Originally from Hong Kong, she is interested in how cultural, behavioral and technological shifts influence how consumers and brands interact with each other. Her primary focus is on leveraging emerging technologies and the global startup ecosystem to drive meaningful innovation across the retail landscape.