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In a disposable age, luxury is something old, worn, and beautiful

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  • More and more consumer-driven micro brands are taking over space that used to be owned bymega-apparel brands. There is a huge amount of personal responsibility to each of us on what we choose to consume. I'm not sure consumers are quite aware that they're voting with their money, that businesses are

    More and more consumer-driven micro brands are taking over space that used to be owned bymega-apparel brands. There is a huge amount of personal responsibility to each of us on what we choose to consume. I'm not sure consumers are quite aware that they're voting with their money, that businesses are more willing to shift their environmental and social policies based on consumer collective demands than on government policies.

  • I wish there was more of a movement to focus on high quality clothing and shoes that last. There are certain staples that never tire, for example. But even if I as a consumer want that, it’s extremely difficult to figure out when something would last and is of high quality vs it’s not great quality but

    I wish there was more of a movement to focus on high quality clothing and shoes that last. There are certain staples that never tire, for example. But even if I as a consumer want that, it’s extremely difficult to figure out when something would last and is of high quality vs it’s not great quality but expensive because of the brand.

    “Vintage” Lululemon for example is still good, now, years later — my friend has a pair of workout pants from a decade ago she still wears. But Lululemon grew, the quality of the wares declined while the price did not.

  • As young startups mix up the fashion world, only a handful focus on the quality and durability of their products. Luxury brands will always be known for their timeless quality and it's also why reseller marketplaces and rental spaces like Rent the Runway will also stay relevant and desirable.

  • I could not agree more

  • How luxury evolves is a result of the need for nostalgia and the rebellion against the new. Auction sites such as eBay, gently used clothing stores like GoodWill, and estate sales are becoming the norm again. Consumers want to be more than fashionable: they want a special purpose and a story. Clothing

    How luxury evolves is a result of the need for nostalgia and the rebellion against the new. Auction sites such as eBay, gently used clothing stores like GoodWill, and estate sales are becoming the norm again. Consumers want to be more than fashionable: they want a special purpose and a story. Clothing that is worn has a story, and that’s a value proposition worth listening too.

  • Nothing new in this exhausting mind dump of an “article.” And it misses the point about fashion today. At the mass end, people own fewer clothes and dress up less, and the improvements to the supply Chain have squeezed margins to the bone.

  • righto