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Think Tank: The Case for Hiring a ‘Digital Anthropologist’

James Ingram, chief executive officer of Splashlight, explains.

clock April 24, 2018James Ingram

Passengers waiting at Gare de Lyon train station in Paris.

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France Beset With Strikes, but Retailers Shrug

A series of walkouts and protests over French President Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping labor reforms has yet to dent retail sentiment.

clock April 24, 2018Mimosa Spencer

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Salone del Mobile Continues to Be Strong Window for Fashion Brands’ Home Lines

Brands continue to expand their home collections in line with their fashion aesthetics.

clock April 23, 2018Alessandra Turra and Sandra Salibian and Martino Carrera and Luisa Zargani

Farla Efros consumer behavior

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Think Tank: Which In-Store Tech Offerings Do Shoppers Really Care About?

Farla Efros, president of HRC Retail Advisory, shares insights from the firm’s recent consumer survey.

clock April 23, 2018Farla Efros

This, photo shows applications on an iPhone clockwise from top left, Target, Amazon, Sephora, JCPenny, Walmart, in New York. Retailers such as Target and Amazon are embracing mobile applications to help consumers save money and time with features like digital wallets and augmented realityNerdWallet Shopping Apps, New York, USA - 07 Feb 2018

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Living In an Amazon vs. Walmart World

While Amazon and Walmart battle, other fashion players are picking sides, trying to sell to both or just staying out of the way.

clock April 20, 2018Evan Clark and Sharon Edelson

A look at Gucci ArtLab in Florence.

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Gucci Inaugurates First Leather Goods and Shoe Industrial Complex

Called ArtLab and based outside Florence, it covers almost 400,000 square feet and employs 800 workers.

clock April 19, 2018Luisa Zargani

Dreamscape Immersive

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Think Tank: How Malls and Retailers Can Turn ‘Experience’ From a Buzzword to a Best Practice  

Emily Webster, senior designer and technologist at experience design studio ESI Design, discusses how stores and malls should use technology to reimagine the shopping experience.

clock April 19, 2018Emily Webster

Tory Burch at's talk in Berlin's Animal Anatomy Lecture Hall

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Tory Burch Lets the Numbers Fly With in Berlin

Burch becomes the luxury e-tailer’s 14th woman.

clock April 19, 2018Melissa Drier


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Think Tank: Why the Store Still Matters

Technology has forever changed the way we shop, but despite a lot of flashy headlines, it hasn’t really created the retail apocalypse we’ve all read about.

clock April 18, 2018Loren Padelford

Jimmy Choo

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Retailers, Trade Organizations Discuss U.K. Fur Trade in Parliament

Representatives from Amazon, Not on the High Street, British Fur Trade, among others discussed the labeling issue of real and faux-fur products and the future of fur trading in the U.K.

clock April 18, 2018Natalie Theodosi

Daniella Pierson

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The Newsette Targets Career-Minded, ‘Highly Motivated’ Women

The Newsette was founded by 22-year-old Daniella Pierson when she was a sophomore at Boston University.

clock April 18, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

China's largest luxury ecommerce platform, Secoo, unveils its new slogan "Devoted to you".

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Debuting New Strategy, Secoo Joins Larger Lifestyle Chinese Ecommerce Race

Mostly known for its luxury fashion selection, it now wants to get involved in finance, real estate and even agriculture.

clock April 18, 2018Crystal Wilde


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Think Tank: What It Takes to Build a 21st-Century ‘Superbrand’

Olga Pancenko, chief operating officer at luxury leather goods brand Perrin Paris, explains.

clock April 18, 2018Olga Pancenko

Ryan Cotton

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Ryan Cotton, Keeping Bain on the Right Side of History

A look at the private equity investor and his method of separating the winners from the losers in fashion.

clock April 18, 2018Evan Clark

Michael Burke

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Louis Vuitton Unveils ‘Les Petits Nomades’ Range at Milan Design Week

The collection includes small home decor pieces designed by Humberto and Fernando Campana, Atelier Oï, Patricia Urquiola and Marcel Wanders.

clock April 17, 2018Alessandra Turra

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