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Must Read: Chanel Reconsiders Hong Kong Show, Inside the Japanese Secondhand Beauty Market

Plus, department stores turn to resale for survival.
Looks from Chanel's Cruise 2020 show. Photo: Imaxtree 

Looks from Chanel's Cruise 2020 show. Photo: Imaxtree 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Chanel reconsiders Hong Kong show after protests
Last month, Chanel announced it would re-show its Cruise 2020 show in Hong Kong on Nov. 6 at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. But in a statement to WWD, the label indicated that it is rethinking the show due to ongoing protests in the city. "Like all brands present in Hong Kong, we are of course keeping a close watch on events, and have not yet made a decision," the French house said. {WWD

Inside the Japanese secondhand beauty market
Buying used makeup is becoming popular among a small but growing segment of Japan's millennials. And while the the country is known for having a culture obsessed with cleanliness, it is also known for being frugal and for its thoughtful consumption. That being said, a number of millennials are willing to overlook germs for luxury-priced beauty at a steep discount. {Business of Fashion

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Department stores turn to resale for survival
Due to the mainstreaming of resale, department stores and traditional retailers are eager to tap into the secondhand apparel market. Most recently, Neiman Marcus partnered with Fashionphile, and Macy's and J.C. Penney announced partnerships with ThredUp. But only time will tell how their entry into resale is embraced by consumers, and whether it will lead to repeat foot traffic and brand loyalty.  {WWD

How Depop became the app that got teens hooked on thrifting 
"Depop is a marketplace and a community, but it is also, in its way, a siren pitched at a frequency easiest for teens and the recently teenage to hear," writes Matthew Schneier for The Cut. In the piece, Schneier dives deep into the app to learn how it weaned Gen Z off malls and made them into mini moguls of resale at 16. {The Cut

More designers are embracing Econyl
A growing number of fashion brands are shrinking their plastic use by using Econyl, a nylon fabric made from discarded fishing nets, fabric scraps and other waste. The material launched in 2011 and was originally used in swimsuits, but now luxury labels are using it in their ready-to-wear collections: Prada has replaced some of its most iconic nylon products with Econyl— dubbed as Re-Nylon — and plans to substitute all its nylon with recycled material by late 2021. The material is also appearing in Gucci outerwear and most recently, Burberry trench coats. {Vogue Business

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