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Must Read: How Primark is Competing in the U.S., Industry Leaders Chime in on NYFW Overhaul

Plus, what it means to be a fashion journalist in 2016.
Primark's first U.S. store in Boston, MA. Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Primark's first U.S. store in Boston, MA. Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Wednesday.

Primark makes its mark in the U.S. with ultra low prices
UK retailer Primark arrived stateside this fall with flagships in Boston — a whopping 77,000-square-foot, four-floor store — and Philadelphia. Already a household name in the UK, Primark aims to compete with its U.S. counterparts by offering on-trend fashion items at prices akin to Walmart and Kohl's. According to analysts, a women's outfit from Primark can cost $14 versus $23 at H&M. {Bloomberg}

Industry leaders sound off on CFDA proposal to overhaul NYFW
Following the CFDA's move to conduct an extensive study that will reevaluate New York Fashion Week, industry leaders are already chiming in on the pros and cons that may come with a new format, which could possibly include fashion shows geared towards consumers. {WWD}

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