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When fast-fashion becomes real-time fashion

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Expanding Chinese clothing brand Shein prioritizes its web presence. Its "real-time fashion" model enables it to capture opportunities quickly. Antony Jones/Getty Images for Shein

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Is fast fashion catching up to real time?

by Kai Ryssdal and Minju Park Jul 22, 2021
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