Pop-up spaces in the New York Subway offer a unique opportunity for small businesses.
Plukka, which specializes in made-to-order jewelry only available online, partnered with the designers Asher Hoffman and Athan Doro of Asher Athan to create a 25 piece collection made entirely via 3D printing in New York. The line,Show More Summary
Numerous fashion tech start-ups have tried their hands at creating successful, shoppable street style apps — a “Shazam for fashion” service of sorts, one that actually works to locate matching styles. Some versions, like Kaleidoscope, had great interfaces but have already shut down (were they ahead of their time?
The busier a store gets the more important the checkout experience becomes. As a consumer, I've had many a great store experiences ruined in those last few feet. As a retailer, I've lost more than my fair share of customers...
Glamour launched a new, interactive microsite today, The Beauty Diaries, featuring timelines and videos of three appropriately glamorous women — the DJ Hannah Bronfman, model/icon Iman, and Glamour‘s own Fashion Development Editor, Christina Pérez. Between the three, they cover a range of lifestyles and beauty backgrounds and regimens.
The holiday season is here. Often there’s not much separating happiness from stressfulness. For shoppers in many cases, happiness comes when they’re finished stressing through the mall. For many businesses the stress is living with the knowledge that the holiday season can be the difference between having a great year, or shutting the doors. There [...]
Berluti, known for its luxury men’s shoes, and more lately, a sharply tailored new men’s line, is going bespoke. The brand’s store on the Rue de Sèvres in Paris is being prepped by its parent company, LVMH, to begin offering in-house custom tailoring on a 25 piece collection, including denim, chinos, and jackets not of the suit variety.
For designers like Jason Wu and Stella McCartney and retailers like Barney’s and Net-a-Porter, JOOR, the brainchild of Chanel alum Mona Bijoor, brings the entire ordering process online, streamlining and shortening what used to be an...Show More Summary
1. Pantone unveiled its color of the year, Radiant Orchid, which we suppose we’ll be seeing everywhere, both online and off, in 2014.
Microsoft is working on developing a new product in a niche area of wearable technology: a sensor-equipped bra that detects mood levels by monitoring a wearer’s heart and skin activity. The undergarment, which is at the prototype stage,...Show More Summary
Recently, major figures from media, fashion, sports, and more lent their faces and voices to an anti-domestic violence PSA campaign from NO MORE.
Physical-digital revolution gives customers what they want in Russia
The good vibes are flowing at Life is good — and it’s bigger than just holiday spirit. Fostering good vibes is what the Boston-based company was built on. The retailer sells clothing and products touting the “power of optimism” and donates a portion of its profits to help kids in need. Show More Summary
For those with a true passion for retail, shopping in New York City is the ultimate experience. And at Retail’s BIG Show coming up in January, we’re highlighting some out-of-the-ordinary experiences in a couple of the city’s unique corners. Show More Summary
The department store chain created the unique animated guide to appeal to tech savvy customers.
The "world's most valuable campaign" adventurously imbued paper ads with real monetary value.
According to a study on Monsters.com, employees appreciate receiving a gift from their employer this time of year. We didn’t need research to tell us this, but it a good reminder to think about what you may want to give your employees this holiday season. For independent retailers, there is nothing more rewarding than supporting [...]
As delightful as the basic cardboard advent calendars of childhood were, secreting away tiny, sugary chocolates or curious trinkets, our adult selves are enjoying the slew of digital versions from various luxury brands. It’s only the 5th; start cracking these open now (and enjoy opening the days gone past all in one go, just like Mom never let you do as a kid).
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Have you ever heard the phrase, “Once you get back to the future, you never go back”? Me, either. Why wouldn’t you go back in time if you could? So let’s hop back into our Retail Time Machine – also known as the Retail Insight Center...Show More Summary