Must Read: Kylie Jenner is the Youngest Person On The 'Forbes' Highest-Earning List, How Department Stores Can Move Past Survival Mode

Plus, the rise of luxury strip malls.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Kylie Jenner is the youngest person on Forbes' highest-paid celebs list
Forbes released its 100 highest-paid celebrities list, and Kylie Jenner was the youngest person to make the cut with estimated earnings of $41 million in the past year — not bad for a 19-year-old. The top three spots on the list were occupied by Diddy, Beyoncé and J.K. Rowling. {Forbes}

How department stores can beat the current retail climate
The biennial World Department Store Forum saw department store leaders from all over the world gather to try and figure out how they can move their businesses past survival mode. Their conclusions? It's important to embrace change, focus on the next generation of customers, offer more personalization options and embrace social causes that resonate with customers. {WWD}

The rise of a new kind of mall
Malls and department stores may be struggling all over the country, but there's a new model — one that's often half-outdoor and that combines chef-driven local food, unique fashion and practical necessities — that's actually doing well. "Unlike so many traditional American malls that were geared at the middle class, many of these new centers are targeting more affluent areas as well as more urban areas with young professionals," writes Lauren Sherman. {Business of Fashion}

Ready-to-wear is increasingly unprofitable for luxury brands
Ready-to-wear collections once used to be an important part of business for designers, but that's shifting as the democratization of design (i.e. the fact that you can get a runway lookalike for much cheaper at Zara) increases. Another factor? Accessories have more brand recognizability than clothing, making them more efficient status markers — something customers want. {Business of Fashion}

Pitti Uomo is flourishing
Many international fashion weeks are going through growing pains as designers try to figure out how to navigate a brave new world,but Pitti Uomo — which is technically a trade show, but one with the ability to attract designers like J.W. Anderson, Off-White and Hugo Boss — is thriving. "There is a lot of excitement and energy at Pitti Uomo, and it's a must to be there to add new contacts," said one brand representative. {WWD}

Vans and Marc Jacobs reveal a funky shoe collaboration
Leave it to Marc Jacobs to push the boundaries of recognizability when it comes to Vans' classic Slip-Ons. Featuring customizations that look like very artful DIY, the sneakers bring new flavor to an old standard. {Hypebeast}

Neiman Marcus no longer for sale
Neiman Marcus announced in March that it was considering a sale, but CEO Karen Katz said on Tuesday during a conference call with analysts that "any conversations regarding a partial or full sale of the company have terminated." While store traffic is still down for the retailer, sales have shown slight improvements of late. {Dallas News}

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