Shoppers have caught onto the conveniences of mobile checkout. According to eMarketer’s most recent report, “Global Proximity Mobile Payment Users: eMarketer’s Estimates for 2016-2021,” nearly 35 percent of smartphone users over the age of 14 will use their phone for a purchase in a brick-and-mortar at least once every six months — a record high.
According to the report, China is the global leader in the adoption phase, amounting for more than 61 percent of the entire user base this year. This will fall as the rest of international consumers up their use, the report asserted. But the country will remain the front-runner in the category — comprising 56 percent of proximity mobile payment users in 2021.
The iconic Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue flagship will have a whole new look come 2021, reports @mistywhitesidell . The 10-story store is being expanded and renovated under the vision of chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff. #wwdnews
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018