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)