In 1997, the New York Times said, “it seems more guitars are being carried along Ludlow Street, between Houston and Stanton Streets, than on any other block in New York City.” This then “unspoiled” eastern Bohemia proudly wore the ethnic stamps of its immigrant population who lived in the century-old […]

The future of shopping will require retailers and shopping centres to embrace “community builders”, use “emotionally intelligent” staff to act as brand experiences, and offer experiences to connect with consumers, a new report commissioned by the owners of Centre:MK has found. The Milton Keynes shopping […]

Half of global luxury shoppers are partial to a bargain. According to the YouGov Affluent Perspective’s Global Luxury Retail Report 2018, half of all global luxury shoppers state they “only buy luxury when it is discounted.” The report, which focuses on the 56 percent of global affluents shoppers who […]

Authenticated luxury consignment company The RealReal has announced the opening of its first concept store on the West Coast. The Los Angeles store, located at 8500 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, is 12,000 square feet and includes a separate 5,500 square foot men's store. The concept store will encompass […]

ADVICE The business of selling fashion online is becoming more complex as social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook introduce independent shopping functions of their own. Fashion brands and retailers must create well-thought-out strategies to incorporate changes in e-commerce from the start […]

Visiting The North Face’s newest pop-up store is not for the faint-hearted, as it is located at 2100 meters (6890 feet) high, in the middle of the Dolomites mountain range in Italy. Launched last weekend, the store is only reachable on foot -- a two-hour hike, to be more precise. "> The store’s product […]

Ross Stores Inc.’s expansion plans are going full steam ahead. The company has opened 22 Ross Dress for Less stores and eight DD’s Discounts stores across 12 different states and Washington, DC, in June and July alone. In total, Ross Stores Inc. plans to open 100 new stores in 2018 -- 75 of them carrying […]

Visual search, while hardly a novel concept, is quickly becoming a tool for e-commerce platforms to allow users and customers to search for what they want using images. eBay this week announced it has expanded its image search feature with the possibility to drag and drop images into its search bar […]

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