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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.
Remembering style icon Jane Birkin
Actor, singer and style icon Jane Birkin, who passed away on Sunday, will be remembered for her undeniable influence on fashion over the years. From inspiring her namesake Hermès handbag to serving as a style muse for creatives everywhere, Birkin defined an entire era of style, of aesthetics. For The New York Times, Guy Trebay reflects on the British-French icon’s most memorable looks over the past eight decades. The New York Times
Richemont sales climb 14% in Q1
Luxury giant Richemont — owner of Cartier, Chloé and more — saw double-digit growth in mainland China, with Hong Kong and Macau seeing triple-digit growth over the first fiscal quarter of the year. The growth is driven by Chinese locals and tourists spending the big bucks, wrote Samantha Conti for WWD. Sales were also up 11% in Europe, but down 2% in the Americas. WWD/paywalled
Why vintage Gap is hot and current Gap is not
Nostalgia for the early 2000s is at an all-time high, motivating a spike in demand for vintage Gap items on marketplaces like Ebay and Depop — but that’s not spilling over into the retailer’s current styles. Business of Fashion reporters Marc Bain and Sarah Elson write that critics and vintage shoppers alike are unsatisfied with the brand’s identity and product quality. BoF/paywalled
Vestiaire Collective launches a new curated archive collection
The global luxury resale platform Vestiaire Collective just launched a curated 80-piece archival collection featuring never-worn signature items from Jean Paul Gaultier, Martin Margiela, Hermès and more. The museum-grade collection dates back to the ’80s, including Margiela’s Fall 1989 collection and Gaultier’s Spring 1993 marinière pieces. You can shop it now here. Fashionista inbox
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