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 [...]

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 [...]

Quarantine Couture

Helping Fashion (and The Environment, Too) When mask mandates were ordered last year to combat the virus spread, no one really paid attention to what was going on with the environment. And it wasn’t good. In June 2020, an article in The Guardian raised some concern when it was discovered masks and sanitation products were [...]

TikTok is in Fashion (Literally)

Social media platform TikTok hosted their second Fashion Month in partnership with IMG Fashion, La Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM), and the British Fashion Council. Beginning in February, platform added added live stream events including “Diverse Beauty and Cultural Fashion” with @lennybeadhandzz and Coco Rocha, a “Get Ready With Me” [...]

The New Promotion

Part Two: The Future Lives on a Stream? Using the hashtag #SaveOurStages, entertainment venues marked one year since lockdown last weekend with social media posts about the last concert dates played behind their doors. Even before the pandemic, musicians were doing some stuff with live streaming at home. For example, Tash Sultana did bedroom recording [...]

The New Promotion

Part One: Pressing Vinyl for Indie, Major Artists With a music industry boom expected in 2021, artists are looking for new and creative ways to not only promote their material but sell it as well. And so, these companies harbor creative outlets for unique promotion using an old-school method: vinyl records. United Record Pressing Founded [...]