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Fashion

Prada Strikes New 'Normal' for Men's Fall 2017

Working almost exclusively with leather and corduroy to give the collection a sense of “normality,” Prada riffed on simplicity, authenticity and the naïf, favoring the crude and unsophisticated over the polished and urbane.

clock 23hSamantha Conti

Business

Carolina Herrera Names Emilie Rubinfeld President

Emilie Rubinfeld succeeds Francois Kress, who has left the company.

clock January 13, 2017Jessica Iredale

Business

Luxottica and Essilor Agree to Merge to Create $16B Eyewear Giant

The combined eyewear powerhouse will have annual sales of more than 15 billion euros.

clock 11hLuisa Zargani

Technology

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Technology

First Insight Partners With HSN to Identify Top-Performing Products

The solution provider will support HSN in implementing consumer-driven predictive analytics to inform pricing and allocation strategies.

clock January 13, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

Yarn manufacturing

Technology

First Insight and PTC Solution Helps Brands Meet Consumer Demands

The solution aims to provide supply chain transparency for accelerated production and reduced risk.

clock January 12, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

A scannable look from Babyghost.

Technology

Indie Brand Babyghost Gets Techie With Scannable Clothes

Blockchain technology can help luxury brands to fight counterfeit products but Babyghost, launched six years ago by DVF alum Joshua Hupper and designer Qiaoran Huang, is using it as a next level marketing and customer relations tool.

clock January 11, 2017Casey Hall

Markdowns during the fourth quarter impacted gross margins.

Technology

DynamicAction’s Offers Solution to Curb Consumer Promotion ‘Addiction’

The rollout of this feature comes as retailers wrap up a year of heavy promotions.

clock January 11, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

As retail faces sea changes in nearly every aspect of operations, executives are
eyeing innovative solutions to challenges in tech, security — cyber as well as physical —
management restructuring, training and more.

Technology

HYPR Out-Maneuvers Retail Hackers With Biometric E-commerce Platform

As data breaches escalate, the secure biometric shopping platform will resolve compromised passwords and abandoned shopping carts.

clock January 11, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

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Technology

Oracle Goes Big on Omnichannel Functionality for Updated Retail Services

The service provider aims to connect the dots for clients in lieu of shifting consumer behavior.

clock January 9, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

SDA Bocconi YNAP

Technology

YNAP and SDA Bocconi Set Digital Education Partnership

The international online retailer and the Milanese university are developing a new course in digital strategy, marketing and e-commerce.

clock January 9, 2017Luisa Zargani

Kevin Plank, ceo, Under Armour.

Technology

CES: Why Under Armour’s CEO Is Competing With Apple

Kevin Plank aims to change consumer expectations for an athletic brand and stay ahead of present and potential competitors.

clock January 7, 2017Maghan McDowell

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Technology

CES: A Future Beyond Cash, Thanks to Smartphones

Experts discuss opportunities for retailers with the shift to mobile usage among customers.

clock January 6, 2017Maghan McDowell

WiseWear

Technology

CES 2017: WiseWear CEO on Next Steps for Smart Jewelry Company

The boutique engineering firm has lofty plans for itself, focused on developing products that aim to be preventative and applications beyond simply consumer consumption.

clock January 6, 2017Kari Hamanaka

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Technology

E-commerce Platform Shopify Adds Amazon Integration

Businesses that sell in U.S. dollars can add their product catalog to Amazon by using their Shopify account.

clock January 6, 2017Maghan McDowell

Q Accomplice Fossil hybrid smartwatch

Technology

CES 2017: Wearables Makers Honing Their Offering

The market continues to gain momentum as established players expand and fresh faces join in.

clock January 5, 2017Maghan McDowell and Kari Hamanaka

E-commerce, personalization

Technology

NRF Update: Top Players Bank on Artificial Intelligence

Industry powerhouses like Google and IBM turn sights to artificial intelligence for targeted innovation.

clock January 5, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

Gap Avametric Google Tango Asus

Technology

Dressing Room by Gap Augmented Reality App Revealed at CES 2017

The app, created with 3-D software firm Avametric, is the first augmented shopping app powered by Google’s Tango software platform.

clock January 4, 2017Kari Hamanaka

Amazon Fashion ad

Technology

Amazon Looking at Active as Marketplace Grows

The web giant has a job posting for someone to build “authentic activewear” and strengthen its private label push.

clock January 4, 2017Evan Clark

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Alibaba Forms Anticounterfeiting Alliance With Louis Vuitton, Swarovski and Others

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