Luxurious Exchange

Reselling Expensive Taste An unlikely friendship between luxury and secondhand thrifting has emerged. Research Within the Industry Before the e-commerce boom, brick-and-mortar stores have always followed this trend like Clothes Mentor, who buy and sell better brands of ladies clothing (think Ann Taylor, Chicos, and Talbots). They also offer secondhand high-end handbags and other designer [...]

A Brief History: Depop

Social Media. Marketplace. Fashion Innovators. In the time it takes for most people to start a business, Depop became a billion-dollar enterprise. Once upon a midnight dreary, Simon Beckerman had big dreams. He already headed up a fashion magazine, PIG, and also sold a luxury sunglasses line. The magazine also featured sellers with even bigger [...]

The Kids Aren’t Alright

part one: two testimonies, one story Former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen's background was impressive. After working for big name tech giants Google, Pinterest, and Yelp, it's no surprise in just two years, she found major weaknesses in Facebook’s inner sanctum. Elite favoritism and allegations of inciting riots aside, one shocking realization was workers who [...]

On the Up and Upcycle

Brands Choosing Planet Over Profit According to, upcycling is "the act of taking something no longer in use and giving it a second life in and new function. The United States Economic Commission for Europe found 92 million tons of waste in landfills was produced by fashion industries in 2015. Recently, Burberry also made [...]

DIASH’s Albums of the Month: RSD Edition

It's finally here! After a year (and a few months) of waiting, Record Store Day is officially happening at participating stores Saturday. In addition to some new releases, there will be limited editions of classics from Infectious Grooves and AC/DC, to name a few. Here is our short list of potential new additions to your [...]

Adam Elk

The Mommyheads’ creator on Coming Into Beauty Re-entering College Radio Charts, Storefront Music Formed in New York City, 90s indie pop-rock band The Mommyheads was the brainchild of Adam Cohen (who changed his name to his mother's maiden name, Elk, to avoid confusion with Leonard Cohen). They played CBGBs as underage kids and went on [...]

The New Promotion

Part Four: 'Zines of Yestertomorrow To end our discussion about unique music promotion, we are taking it back to another old-school method: music magazines. However, instead of focusing on big ones like Rolling Stone and Consequence of Sound (although their articles cater to a lot of genres), we are going to focus on some lesser-known [...]


Born in Rhode Island, Mike Suddes (Coleus) grew up in Manchester, CT and lived there through his youth and young adulthood. After attending Manchester Community College, he set his sights on the West Coast, attending Portland State University for a degree in Jazz Performance. He moved back to his hometown and quickly joined the small [...]