"With the flash-sale model all but obsolete, the future of Gilt is riding on the site’s ability to appeal to its (self-reported) 9.7 million active members on an individual level."
2. Walmart and Target: Which brand strategy will win?
"Last month, Walmart announced that merchandise from two of its recent e-commerce acquisitions — quirky women’s apparel site Modcloth and menswear merchant Bonobos — would be sold on the Jet marketplace, but not on Walmart.com or in Walmart stores”
3. Nike is still the king of the sneaker industry, but even great empires can fall
"Nike has dominated the sneaker world for so many years that it has come to seem invincible, particularly in the US, its home turf and the world’s biggest sneaker market.“
4. It's Time to Upend Tradition: Fashion Week Does Not Make Sense for Many Brands
"This go-around of the bi-annual week comes with a few noteworthy absences, as some of New York's most prized names – including Thom Browne, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, and Altuzarra – have decamped to the greener pastures of the more established Paris to show their seasonal wares. "