Bridget Foley's Diary: Fall 2018: A Look Back

clock March 23, 2018Bridget Foley


How Ulta Is Resetting the Mass Beauty Shopping Experience

clock March 23, 2018Ellen Thomas


Tory Burch, Tresalia Tap Banks

clock March 23, 2018Evan Clark


Affirm retail payments loans


Affirm’s New In-Store Loans Makes Luxury Affordable

PayPal cofounder’s payments company now offers loans for brick-and-mortar shopping.

clock March 19, 2018Adriana Lee

gross margins apparel retailers

Business Features

Think Tank: Fixated on Data? OK, but Don’t Forget the Customer

Sam Kliger, founder and chief executive officer of KWI, explains.

clock March 13, 2018Sam Kliger

People carry shopping bags outside a shopping mall in New York, New York, USA, 20 December 2017.Holiday shopping in New York, USA - 20 Dec 2017


U.S. Shoppers’ Credit Card Debt Now Exceeds Recession-Era Levels

Americans’ credit card debt has outstripped a post-recession record by billions of dollars.

clock March 8, 2018Kali Hays

Mobile shopping


Data Strategy Only Growing More Important for Brands

How a new wave of advanced phones will fuel shopping.

clock February 28, 2018Adriana Lee



Augmented, Virtual Reality to Change How Consumers Shop

Here is why brands like Converse are already gearing up for the new technology.   

clock February 7, 2018Lauren Olsen

Hearst Amazon smilecode


Amazon SmileCodes Make Cosmo, Seventeen Mags Shoppable

Hearst Magazines aims to turn readers into shoppers with a quick phone scan.

clock February 1, 2018Adriana Lee

Holiday shopping in San Francisco.


Amazon, iTunes and Best Buy Top List of Resold Gift Cards

Wal-Mart came in fourth and was followed by Target, Starbucks, Apple and Macy’s.

clock December 27, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

A shopper walks past a display at a JCPenney store, in Seattle. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be outHoliday Shopping Black Friday, Seattle, USA - 24 Nov 2017


Research Reveals Need for Retail Labor Cost Optimization

Lost sales and profits can result from inefficient labor practices.

clock December 18, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

How data is collected and used can help firms be  more hyper-relevant to consumers.


Study: Companies Need to Dig Deeper on Personalization

Using data to anticipate a need or want is one way to be hyper-relevant.

clock December 5, 2017Vicki M. Young

Street Style RTW Spring 2018


Buying Less, Wanting More: A Look at Millennial Shoppers

Younger consumers are said to be moving away from buying “things,” but there’s a lot behind the perceived shift.

clock December 4, 2017Kali Hays

CityLife Shopping District


CityLife Shopping District Debuts in Milan

The biggest Italian urban shopping center will open its doors on Thursday.

clock November 29, 2017Alessandra Turra

Google office in London


Google Facing Antitrust Inquiry From Missouri Attorney General

Attorney General Josh Hawley, who recently launched a run for Senate next year, is making a target out of the online giant.

clock November 13, 2017Kali Hays

A holiday window from Lord & 

Marketing and Promotion

Lord & Taylor’s Holiday Windows, With Jessie James Decker

Unveiling the window displays coincided with a charitable holiday shopping event.

clock November 10, 2017Vicki M. Young

Pharrell Williams

Fashion Scoops

Pharrell Williams Performing at Alibaba’s Singles’ Day Event

Williams will be joined by “surprise guests” and a number of Chinese celebrities.

clock October 30, 2017Kali Hays

online shopping

Marketing and Promotion

Data Science Key to TechStyle Fashion Group’s Success

Here is how the company’s data science team leverages its tools for ShoeDazzle, FabKids, Fabletics and JustFab.  

clock October 13, 2017Lauren Olsen

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Street StyleStreet Style, London Fashion Week Men's, UK - 08 Jan 2018


Nike Still ‘Most Valuable’ Apparel Brand Despite Recent Setbacks

clock March 23, 2018Kali Hays and Lorelei Marfil

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