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Kanye West is proving how lucrative his quasi-religious appeal can be

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Trend Mill

If it ain’t broke, sell it.

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A blurred line between work and leisure hasn’t made made work any more fun — instead, it lets work eat into our free time.

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With extreme indulgence shopping comes extreme financial risk

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Online marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon, and Zazzle have allowed hatred and misinformation to be marketed to the masses

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Object of the Week

The story of a hippie sandal, a six-figure handbag, private equity, and a very mischievous art collective

A Birkinstock sandal, with the straps made of recycled Birkin bags, below the text “Object of the Week”.
A Birkinstock sandal, with the straps made of recycled Birkin bags, below the text “Object of the Week”.
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Number of the Day

Everyone is dunking on the crossover product — but maybe that’s the point?

Marker Number of the Day: $120 — Price of the newly released Cole Haan x Slack limited edition sneakers
Marker Number of the Day: $120 — Price of the newly released Cole Haan x Slack limited edition sneakers
Photo illustration, source: Cole Haan


Number of the Day

Why brands like Adidas and Calvin Klein are cutting ties with suppliers in China

1 in 5 — How many cotton garments sold globally include materials 
produced by forced labor in China’s Xinjiang province
1 in 5 — How many cotton garments sold globally include materials 
produced by forced labor in China’s Xinjiang province
Photo illustration, source: sorendls/E+/Getty Images


Illustrations: Glenn Harvey

Astrology, private equity, a $1.1 billion gender discrimination lawsuit, and a precariously built bangle behemoth

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