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#CES2017: All the fashion and retail news from this year’s show

Last week’s CES trends might have been pretty heavy on the automotive and voice control technology front, but there were lots of bits hidden in there more directly relevant for the fashion and retail markets too.

Robots like Pepper, on show at CES 2017, are becoming increasingly relevant to retail
Robots like Pepper, on show at CES 2017, are becoming increasingly relevant to retail

Last week’s CES trends might have been pretty heavy on the automotive and voice control technology front, but there were lots of bits hidden in there more directly relevant for the fashion and retail markets too. If you, like me, decided to give the Las Vegas Convention Center and its endless trade show booths a miss this year, here’s a round-up of everything you missed, as written by other people all over the web…


  • Here come smart stores with robots, interactive shelves [Associated Press]
  • Google moves into augmented reality shopping with BMW and Gap [Bloomberg]
  • Why Under Armour’s CEO is competing with Apple [WWD]
  • Under Armour launches Athlete Recovery sleepwear [Fibre2Fashion]
  • L’Oréal launches smart hairbrush at CES: a bargain at $189? [AdAge]
  • The future of 3D printing in retail [Retail Week]
  • A brief journey to the future of retail via Alibaba’s CES booth [The Ringer]
  • Do brands care if bricks-and-mortars survive the Amazon era? [Campaign]
  • SoftBank’s humanoid robot Pepper is improving sales at brick-and-mortar stores [Recode]
L'Oréal launched a smart hairbrush at CES 2017
L’Oréal launched a smart hairbrush at CES 2017

  • Wearables double down on fashion at CES to cling to relevancy [Motherboard]
  • Wearable tech has become beautiful. So now what? [WGSN Insider]
  • A look at Fossil’s spring 2017 collection: Q Accomplice, Modern Pursuit and more [Wareable]
  • Swarovski to surprise, delight with smartwatch category entrance [Luxury Daily]
  • Armani Exchange’s first hybrid smartwatch has rugged good looks [Wareable]
  • Moshi’s Arcus is a fashionable backpack with functionality to match [Digital Trends]
  • Footwear adds feeling to VR experience [News13]
  • VivoBarefoot IoT-enabled running shoe powered by Sensoria [FashNerd]
  • Blinking dresses and laser cut tops? That’s fashion CES-style [GearBrain]
  • Vibrating jeans and airbag vests: the best tech from CES [Drapers]
  • How wearable technology could change Hollywood’s red carpet [Hollywood Reporter]

By Rachel Arthur

Rachel Arthur is Editor-in-Chief of Current Daily, the leading news source for fashion, retail and innovation, and the co-host of its weekly Innovators podcast. She otherwise serves as Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Current Global, a transformation consultancy driving growth within fashion luxury and retail. By background she is an award-winning business journalist and consultant, contributing to titles including Wired, Forbes and Business of Fashion.

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