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Danish Concept Store Rains Opens First U.S. Location

Rains opened its first U.S. store in SoHo.

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Nest convening at the United Nations on Dec. 7th, 2017. Photo courtesy of Nest.
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Nest and Ecopsis Tackle Wastewater Solutions for Fashion Brands

Nest partnered with Ecopsis to develop a globally applicable solution for wastewater management, designed for small workshop production.

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Salvatore Ferragamo Inaugurates Artisanal Laboratory for Leather Goods

The 12,916-square-foot space features innovative machinaries which, along with Salvatore Ferragamo’s high-end craftsmanship, will enable the brand to expand its offering of leather accessories.

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Think Tank: Why Curation Is the Death of Retail as We Know It

Erik Morton, senior vice president of strategic development at CommerceHub, sees product assortment and relevancy as key.

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Mall Of America Announces New Retail Chatbot

“America’s largest mall” gives holiday shoppers some AI-based help.

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HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALESMandatory Credit: Photo by APPLE/HANDOUT/EPA/REX/Shutterstock (8858233l)A handout photo made available by APPLE shows Apple's new HomePod introduced during the keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, USA, 05 June 2017. According to Apple, the new wireless speaker uses spatial awareness to sense location and adjust audio, can be voice-controlled with an array of six microphones and will be availbable for 349 US dollars (310 euro) in December 2017 starting in the US, Great Britain and Australia.Apple updates from Worldwide Developers Conference, Cupertino, USA - 05 Jun 2017
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Apple’s Shazam Buy Could Give AR and Voice Commerce a Lift

In the tech giant’s deal to buy the song-recognition business, there’s a lot more behind the music.

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Shanghai Tang's Spring 2018 Campaign, designed by Massimiliano Giornetti.
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Massimiliano Giornetti Designs New Vision for Shanghai Tang

Owner Alessandro Bastagli has big plans to reposition the unprofitable brand.

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Team Kith

WWD spoke to key members of Kith’s cadre about what it’s like to work for Ronnie Fieg.

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Cardi B’s Stylist Kollin Carter on Her ‘Bold’ and ‘Out There’ Looks

“She’s really into the dramatics.”

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Street Signs: Inside the Restless Mind of Kith’s Ronnie Fieg

The serial product collaborator is determined to have an impact that extends beyond material purchases.

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Kering Hosts Party to Celebrate Agnès Varda’s Honorary Oscar

Guests including Isabelle Huppert and Jane Birkin admired the French New Wave director’s gold statuette.

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Unibail-Rodamco to Buy Westfield Corporation for $24.7 Billion

The deal will create the world’s leading developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations, the companies said.

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Natalia Vodianova to Host Intergalactic Space-Themed Fabulous Fund Fair

Some 500 tickets will be available for purchase with a suggested donation of 1,000 pounds each.

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Holly Fulton to Lead Fashion Design Course

Fulton has been appointed head of fashion at the Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts.

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Early December Lull Not Seen Derailing Retail Holiday Hopes

Sunday was a busy day for retailers and they’re sticking to forecasts for midsingle-digit holiday gains.

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Hearst 100: Joanna Coles Annual Power Luncheon Addresses Sexual Harassment

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11:  Chief Content Officer for Hearst Magazines Joanna Coles speaks during the Hearst 100 at Michael's Restaurant on December 11, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Hearst Magazines)

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