There’s a lot of noise at SXSW. It’s a hotbed of activity for some of the biggest names in music, film, tech and fashion, with luminaries discussing everything from their latest projects to the best ways brands can use emerging technologies. But away from the gonzo parties and lavish activations, one tech provider sits in a modest exhibit, quietly addressing a key challenge for brick-and-mortar operators: How can a physical store compete with digital counterparts that offer features like artificial intelligence-driven stylists and product recommendations?
The answer could be found in the old saying, “If you can’t beat them, join them.”
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