If you walk into a store these days, without or without the intention to purchase, chances are there is technology in place to monitor what you are browsing, assess your location – if you have a smartphone – and cameras to deduce your age group, gender and anything else that could be useful to analyze […]

Following its acquisition by Farfetch-owned New Guards Group, which also owns Off-White, Heron Preston and other streetwear brands, Opening Ceremony announced it will be closing all of its stores around the world. “It’s incredibly emotional for us to announce today that we will be closing our Opening […]

As buy-now-pay-later services grow in availability and popularity, H&M has expanded its partnership with Klarna to offer payment plans to its U.S. business across all channels. The service is offered to H&M's loyalty program members, who can opt to pay for their H&M purchases later to increase their […]

Astrology has quietly made its way into mainstream discourse, becoming a cultural phenomenon in more ways than one. Fashion has welcomed the trend with open arms in the form of jewelry, graphic T-shirts, capsule collections, and more. But if there was any indicator that astrology has officially landed […]

Lindsey Vonn was among the luminaries on hand last month to christen "Big Snow," North America's first indoor ski facility, part of a new 5 billion US dollars mega-mall in New Jersey. For about 30 bucks, consumers can ski for two hours on a 1,000-foot (300-meter) hill of man-made snow, the glare of […]

Online luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter has expanded its sustainable platform, Net Sustain, by adding a new category for beauty products. Launched in June last year with 26 brands, Net Sustain highlights sustainable brands and helps shoppers identify products that are ethically made. Now, 27 brands […]

Emerging designers with ambitions to launch a retail emporium with a cause can apply for a new competition to win a two-week free store in London, Paris, New York or Los Angeles. Appear Here, a leading marketplace for short-term retail space, is launching Space for Ideas, a competition providing free […]

Forever 21 is targeting consumers in Canada, Asia, APAC and LATAM through localized online stores. The American retailer has teamed with cross-border e-commerce solutions provider Global-e to build its localized digital stores and accelerate online growth in each specific market. The new online stores […]

Gen Z, digital natives aged between 7 and 23, is a massively fetishized group when discussing the future of retail. So Stylus forecasters at the semi-annual Decoded Future New York created a presentation focused on how to tap into this 40 percent of consumers, which now harbor some major spending power. […]

Amazon is considering open stores in Germany, its second biggest market after the United States. Amazon has physical stores in the United States, its largest market, including Whole Foods, which they acquired and checkout-free Amazon Go food stores. Ralf Kleber, Amazon's e-commerce head in Germany, […]




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