Cathaleen Chen
Retail Correspondent

Cathaleen Chen is Retail Correspondent at The Business of Fashion (BoF). She is based in New York and drives BoF's coverage of the retail and direct-to-consumer sectors. Prior to BoF, Cathaleen was a consumer reporter for TheStreet and covered real estate for The Real Deal. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism.

The News in Brief

With the acquisition of LXRandCo., a Canadian provider of pre-owned luxury handbags, Fashionphile is eyeing its next stage of growth as a B2B resale distributor.

Fast fashion giant H&M has eliminated free returns for online purchases in the UK, where customers will now be required to pay £1.99 for both parcel and in-store returns.

The platform, which powers peer-to-peer transactions of everything from toys and TVs to industrial equipment and handbags, is launching a new fashion consignment service that will connect users with expert sellers to list and sell pre-owned pieces on their behalf.

The 32-piece collection is designed to be unisex and includes monochromatic basics such as leggings, blazers and denim, priced between $30 and $130.

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