I’ve just finished reading a book that I think everyone in the design business - especially those NOT in the fashion business - should read. It’s called Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster, written by Dana Thomas and it really demystifies the business of fashion luxury goods. Some of these revelations were not news to me - like the fact that many articles of clothing and shoes labeled “Made in Italy” are made nowhere near that country - but others were truly eye opening. I couldn’t put it down and I recently (reluctantly) loaned it to a friend.
Run, don’t walk. It’s a great read. It’s $18.45 on Amazon. Here’s the link: Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster