With huge competition and denim preferences that continue to change, Citizens of Humanity has still seen sales grow in the double digits over the past 12 months. CEO Amy Williams explains how the brand is staying relevant in “the era of authentic heritage denim obsession”.

For its revamped women’s collection, Levi’s went back to the drawing board and used extensive customer feedback to completely overhaul its women’s denim line.

StyleCaster lists three new jeans brands that are shaking up the denim industry, and asked the entrepreneurs behind the labels what exactly sets them apart.

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Diane G enjoyed the discussion over at Colette about why the majority of large businesses design for specific stereotypes, and how it could be down to small companies to put that right.

Une Femme’s post in which she asks if “chic” is passé resonated with Gryffin as chic* is definitely something she aspires to. * The way the word is defined in Merriam-Webster, that is, “smart elegance and sophistication especially of dress or manner.” Marlene wanted to add that it has annoyed her that people out there in the blogging world use the word however they want…cute? trendy? But she always thought it was something different entirely…

Vicki loved reading this New York Times Magazine article on the polo shirt because there is so much history in this simple garment.

You’d think “nude” lingerie for people of any skin tone would be more readily available, but at least that’s changing now, says Robin, who is happy to see that the Nubian Skin lingerie line specifically for women of colour is getting more attention.