Racked reports that returnable underwear is the future of retail, with companies like ThirdLove and MeUndies offering generous return policies as part of their marketing plan.

Designer socks are being hailed as “fashion’s newest secret weapon”, because they allow customers to buy a runway piece without the hefty price tag.

Consignment startups are winning at fashion by breaking the rules of retail.

Fab Links from Our Members

Ledonna N. loves this article that shows a colourful view of traditional dress from around the globe.

Lozz_oz reports that buttons are having a moment.

Lisa W finds Stella McCartney’s new endeavour, creating silk from yeast, very interesting.

Joy has been a fan of the Ask Teri column in the Wall Street Journal for some time. She has retired but is still out there.

L’Abeille came across a long-read article that exposes the so-popular myth of “French girl style”.

She also points us to the Vintage Patterns Wikia, an online database containing 83,500 vintage sewing patterns. A veritable treasure trove!

Jaileen wanted to share two articles that discuss work dress codes.

Angie refers us to Sally’s post with great suggestions on how to create balance within an outfit, especially when you like to temper volume with a good amount of structure.