Panty Revolutions and Vax Badges

Your daily digest of youth culture

The youths can’t get enough of beaded phone charms (Susan Alexandra needs to get on it), Timmy’s going to be hot Willy Wonka, that viral TikTok party led to 149 arrests, aspiring Gen Zer Kim Jong-un bans skinny jeans, BTS breaks streaming records with “Butter,” and…

FROM CRYPTO TO CLOTHES: WHY GEN Z ARE INVESTORS NOW

Gen Z sees fashion as an alternative asset class, with more cultural significance than traditional stocks and shares. Not that this is a new mindset — investing in a pair of rare sneakers in 2021 is no different than aspiring to invest in a Chanel bag in 2006 because Marissa Cooper had one. voguebusiness

HOW SHEIN SURPASSED AMAZON AS THE MOST DOWNLOADED SHOPPING APP IN THE U.S.

How? Teens, that’s how. modernretail

MEET ME ON ORCHARD STREET: HOW A CORNER OF NEW YORK’S LOWER EAST SIDE BECAME THE PLACE TO BE

“It’s become a destination for a Gen Z sartorial scene,” thanks to Bode, Dimes Square, and The Drunken Canalvogue // Related: The terrifying resurgence of Y2K fashion. buzzfeed

THE ANTI-VICTORIA’S SECRET UNDERWEAR REVOLUTION IS HERE

It’s been a long time coming — see: Parade, Cuup, Negative. And yet! VS also happens to be experiencing a pretty major comeback after years of declining sales and Wall Street is stoked. wsj

WHITE HOUSE SAYS DATING APPS CAN HELP VACCINATED (AND FRISKY) FIND LOVE

Will the ability to add an “I’m Vaccinated” badge to one’s Tinder profile finally get young people to get vaxxed? rollingstone // Plus: Biden, Fauci join forces with YouTube creators to combat Gen Z’s persistent vaccine hesitancy. (Idk but I just don’t think two gray-haired men are going to solve this problem.) yahoo

‘NO ONE’S EVER TALKED TO ME ABOUT THIS BEFORE’

Social media creators are helping women and people of color identify possible symptoms of A.D.H.D., a disorder most often diagnosed in white boys. nyt

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