As Alibaba Group explores “New Retail” and how to leverage its digital marketplace into the physical world, Lululemon Athletica Inc. could play a role in that vision.
According to Laurent Potdevin, chief executive officer of Lululemon, whose products are sold on Alibaba’s Tmall, the Chinese marketplace platform is in the “early stages” of exploring what the retail makeup could look like in a physical setting. He confirmed that he’s had preliminary discussions with Alibaba executives, including founder and executive chairman Jack Ma. They took place in Canada during the last week in September while Ma was the keynote speaker at Gateway Canada, a program aimed at helping brands and small businesses either sell directly to China’s consumers or through distributors.
Ganni turned over a new leaf for spring 2019, reports @fionawsma from Copenhagen Fashion Week. Instead of sending its signature floral-print dresses down the runway, the brand collaborated with 66 North, a technical outerwear brand, and produced a chic-yet-utilitarian offering that included a tie-dye vest and short set, and leopard-print pieces sprinkled among the khaki parkas and bucket hats. #wwdfashion #ganni #copenhagenfashionweek
“I love ‘Kudos’ by Rachel Cusk that just came out,” said @katieholmes212 of what’s on her summer reading list. Head to WWD.com to read which books @lilireinhart, @dakotafanning and more are picking up this summer. #wwdeye (📷: @kukukuba)
“I’ve been an actress since I was like 10 or 12, and then I went to drama school. I have a technique, and I have a process that I bring to every role. And I can talk about it, but that kind of makes it less magic, and also when I talk about it, it makes me feel like I’m full of myself,” ‘Crazy Rich Asians Star’ Constance Wu tells @leighen .(📸: @emmanmontalvan: styled by @micaelaerlanger ) #wwdeye #crazyrichasians #constancewu