It’s been another week with far more retail news than there is time in the day. Below, we break down some things you may have missed during the week and what we’re still thinking about.
From Victoria’s Secret launching a podcast to a Hot Wheels and Gucci collab, here’s our closeout for the week.
What you may have missed
Victoria’s Secret is podcasting now because why not?
As part of its effort to emerge from its reputation as a lingerie brand dependent on the male gaze, Victoria’s Secret on Wednesday launched a podcast, VS Voices, spearheaded by Girlgaze founder Amanda de Cadenet. Episodes will feature “a group of icons who share a common passion to drive positive change in the world,” including members of the company’s new VS Collective like Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Megan Rapinoe, Paloma Elsesser, Valentina Sampaio, Adut Akech and Eileen Gu, per a company press release.
That group, too, is an overt pivot from Victoria’s Secret’s infamous “angels,”…