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A round-up of everything you might have missed in relevant fashion, retail and tech industry news over the past week.

  • Apple becomes the world’s first trillion-dollar company [The Guardian]
  • Missguided takes product placement to the next level on Love Island [BoF]
  • Is artificial intelligence the future of sustainable fashion? [Elle]
  • Could in-home 3D body scanners change how we shop for clothes? [Racked]
  • Is trackable clothing fashion’s latest trend? [Vogue UK]
  • The rise of the computer-generated celebrity [Wired]
  • Is ‘fast beauty’ plagued by the same ethical challenges as fast fashion? [Fashionista]
  • Ralph Lauren drops mohair products after animal cruelty investigation [Fortune]
  • Fast fashion: inside the fight to end the silence on waste [BBC]
  • What PopSugar learned from selling products through text messages [Digiday]
  • Zara to ship online orders from stores [The Industry]
  • Nike has a plan to survive retail’s existential crisis – and it’s working [Quartz]
  • Goodwill has a new store just for bargain-hunting millennials [Business Insider]
  • Menswear startup tailors app to pick clothes based on Spotify tastes [Mobile Marketer]
  • Of course there’s a vest vending machine at the San Francisco airport [Racked]
  • How this 244-year-old company made ‘ugly’ shoes popular and stylish [Inc]
  • Athleisure has taken over the sneaker market as shoppers ditch performance styles, study says [Footwear News]
  • Inside the luxury personal shopping wars [BoF]
  • Why Prada can charge $1,700 for bananas on your shirt [Bloomberg]
  • Swatch Group brands quit Baselworld and what it means for the watch industry [Forbes]
  • M&S creates data skills academy to train thousands of employees [Retail Gazette]
  • Your friend may pay less than you for the same things you’re buying [Forbes]
  • How gun control and gay rights became key to selling jeans [Fast Company]
  • How the world of skincare is encouraging more women to explore science [The Verge]
  • Anna Wintour to remain with Vogue, Condé Nast ‘indefinitely’ [WWD]
  • Welcome to the Hypebeast Hotel [GQ]
  • Beyoncé hires first black photographer to shoot a US Vogue cover in 126 years [i-D]
  • Dapper Dan is finally getting his props [Complex]


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