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Must Read: Louis Vuitton and Hermès Top Interbrand's Best Global Brands List, Coty to Sell 10 Fragrance Brands

Plus, the American retail model is expected to shift gears by 2026.
A bag from Louis Vuitton's Fall 2015 collection. Photo: Imaxtree 

A bag from Louis Vuitton's Fall 2015 collection. Photo: Imaxtree 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Louis Vuitton and Hermès top Interbrand's Best Global Brands list 
Every year, Interbrand releases the Best Global Brands report, which identifies the 100 most valuable brands in the world. The report ranks brands based on their financial performance, their capacity to influence consumers and their ability to command a premium price for the goods or services being sold. This year, Louis Vuitton and Hermès earned spots 19 and 32 respectively, while fellow luxury brands Gucci, Burberry and Prada ranked in the latter half. Meanwhile, Ralph Lauren fell off the list entirely, having ranked 98 last year. {Business of Fashion}

Coty to sell 10 fragrance brands
According to WWD, industry sources say the global beauty leader Coty is gearing up to sell 10 fragrance brands: David Beckham, Beyoncé, Enrique Iglesias, Katy Perry, Playboy, Guess, Nautica, Vera Wang, Stetson and Jovan. The American beauty manufacturer has openly expressed its desire to divest 6 to 8 percent of its business following a fine fragrance merger with Procter & Gamble last October, though Coty has not publicly stated which brands are on the chopping block. {WWD}

The American retail model expected to shift gears by 2026
The global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney released a new report that predicts the retail landscape in 2026 will shift from an affluent model to influencer-based model. According to the author of the study Greg Portell, "the mass market of the future will thrive on three fundamentally different principles: influence, personalization and trust." And in order for brands and retailers to appeal to consumers of the future, they must deeply engage with them through the digital world. {WWD}

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Gucci is collaborating with the artist known as Unskilled Worker 
Gucci is collaborating with the British artist Unskilled Worker on a 40-piece capsule collection of ready-to-wear and accessories. The capsule will decorate some of Gucci's fan-favorites — Princetown mules and signature bamboo-handle totes — with the artist's eclectic floral designs. The exclusive online collection will launch simultaneously in markets all over the world on Oct. 11. {Fashionista Inbox}

A bag from the Gucci x Unskilled Worker capsule collection. Photo: Gucci 

A bag from the Gucci x Unskilled Worker capsule collection. Photo: Gucci 

The Reddit forum that is fostering the growth of aspiring streetwear brands
The Streetwear Startup forum on Reddit is helping aspiring streetwear designers to reach the Hypebeast territory of top industry players like Supreme and Kith. From basic questions on shipping and t-shirt printing to group-testing designs among a community of almost 14,000 users, the page provides a valuable guide for those looking to start a successful brand in the decidedly cool genre of streetwear. {GQ}

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