Luxury department store giant Harrods is undergoing “the most extensive redevelopment project in its history.” It also appears to be talking out of both sides of its mouth, claiming it is not about “newness” and pointing to Saks Fifth Avenue’s beauty hall as a risk, but then unveiling its own 90,000 sqft beauty hall complete with a theater for demos by famous makeup artists. It also includes a shop-in-shop concept that Macy’s, Nordstrom, and so many others are already employing. The retailer claims that social media “noise” doesn’t matter because it’s targeting the ultra-rich, not the masses. If Harrods continues to model itself after competitors and neglects its social media presence, the new generation of ultra-rich will not be inclined to shop there just because their parents did.

To combat rising tariffs, fashion brand Rebecca Taylor launched its reseller program entitled ReCollect. While it’s certainly not the first to resell its used clothes, it might be the first brand to do so in such a deliberate way. Instead of putting out a jumble of secondhand inventory, the brand will treat each ReCollect release like a capsule collection—each will have a different theme like beach, or bridal. This is a smart move since it introduces new customers to the brand who may not shop the full price collection, but without diluting the experience of buying a high-priced contemporary item. With resale and rental becoming more and more prominent, we’ll be watching to see if this unique experience catches on.

Dollar Stores tend to focus on low-income areas, creating food deserts and sparking outcry from lawmakers and healthcare providers. There are now more dollar stores in the U.S. than McDonalds and Starbucks combined, causing local grocers to shutter, sometimes within months of a dollar store opening nearby. Each of the three major dollar store chains—Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar—have mission statements which tout how “customer-oriented” they are and that they “serve the needs of the customer” in their neighborhoods. If dollar stores genuinely want to contribute to communities positively, they should consider how they can become part of the solution—instead of accelerating the problem.