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Cannabis Luxury and Merch Eras
fortune tellers > money managers
HBO is adapting Bret Easton Ellis’s debaucherous new novel; Gap’s latest collaborator is Barbie (hopefully it goes better than Kanye); Glossier is launching the G Suit, an opaque lipstick that took 3 years to develop; and according to a report, Taylor Swift did her due diligence and declined to sign $100 million FTX sponsorship deal.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR A TAYLOR SWIFT SWEATSHIRT?, nyt
The most coveted Eras merch is sold only at Taylor’s tour stops, not online, driving up demand. One particular blue crew neck sweatshirt has emerged as the most-sought after item among fans; it’s a plain sweatshirt with “Eras Tour” printed across the front and the tour dates and the titles of her albums on the back. It is, notably, “the rare garment for sale that day without Ms. Swift’s face printed on it. In the weeks since the start of the Eras Tour, fans had elevated this unexceptional article of clothing to cult status.”
PRADA AND MIU MIU TOP LYST INDEX HOTTEST BRANDS LIST, wwd
Searches for Prada went up 22% this quarter, with sunglasses being the biggest category increase as searches jumped 56 percent over the quarter. Newcomers on the list included Skims and JW Anderson, landing at 17th and 20th place, respectively.
THE CANNABIS EDIBLE GOES MAINSTREAM, newyorker
Amid the legalization of marijuana in many states, designers are working out how to sell edibles to a new generation of consumers. “Cannabis can index onto medicine; it can index onto food and beverage; it can index onto alcohol, which allows for a wider range of inspiration and aesthetics,” Goodspeed said. “It’s attainable luxury.”
GEN Z FACES A TOUGH LABOR MARKET, wsj
Well, at least there’s always influencing 🥴
”I applied to nearly 30 jobs this year and that seems a pretty low number when I hear about what my peers are doing. I was networking, reaching out to recruiters directly, and continually reviewing my résumé and my LinkedIn and ePortfolio profiles. And after all this, I was lucky to receive direct rejections from seven employers, got interviews from two, and was ignored by the rest.”
SOME CONTENT CREATORS ARE GOING VIRAL, THANKS TO CHATGPT, nbcnews
Bryan Hartlett has gone viral for using ChatGPT to write scripted fan fiction about the television show “Gilmore Girls” on TikTok. His most popular video, which garnered over 1 million views, is a fictional phone call between high-society mother Emily Gilmore and daughter Lorelai Gilmore about saving a seat at an event in Stars Hollow, where Lorelai lives.
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ALMOST AS LIKELY TO CONSULT FORTUNE TELLERS AS FINANCIAL EXPERTS AND ARE MORE FAMILIAR WITH ELON MUSK’S NET WORTH THAN THEIR FAMILY’S, fortune
While 30% of millennials turned to a financial advisor, 1 in 4 have consulted a fortune teller for financial advice. (Compare that to 17% of Gen Z, and just 6% of Gen X who have consulted psychics about money matters.)
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