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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.

  • New York’s empty storefronts are a dark omen for the future of cities [The Atlantic]
  • Inside the $2.6 billion subscription box wars [FastCompany]
  • How blockchain will allow for fewer counterfeit goods and faster product recalls [Vox]
  • Facebook hires former deputy PM Nick Clegg [BBC]
  • Apple’s Jony Ive on the unpredictable consequences of innovation [WIRED]
  • Macy’s and Marxent partner up to add virtual reality experience to 70 Macy’s shops [FashionUnited]
  • Stella McCartney’s new Adidas collection champions eco-friendly materials [Dazed]
  • Universal Standard’s new SoHo store is the most size inclusive ever [Vogue]
  • The Body Shop to open enchanted forest pop-up in Shoreditch [Fashion Network]
  • Why no one really knows how many jobs automation will replace [Recode]
  • The curious case of Coty’s #OldEra Burberry fragrance [BoF]
  • Adidas Originals introduces disappearing cinema campaign [WWD]
  • Tommy Hilfiger launches ‘Independence’ campaign [WWD]
  • Pinterest is turning more of its window shoppers into buyers with newest features [TechCrunch]
  • NTWRK: The TV-meets-e-comm fan concept putting a rocket under retailtainment [Forbes]
  • Kenzo turns Rousseau’s ‘Le Rêve’ into a 3D digital jungle [TheDrum]
  • Burberry announces monthly product drops [FashionUnited]
  • Fame & Partners launches fully customizable clothing line [FashionUnited]
  • Palace breaks silence on Polo Ralph Lauren collaboration [BoF]
  • Here’s a list of 57 bankruptcies in the retail apocalypse and why they failed [CBInsights]
  • WeWork is getting into workplace fashion with Rent the Runway [Bloomberg]
  • Ganni Names CEO to spearhead international expansion [WWD]
  • The end of cheap shipping from China [The Atlantic]
  • How streetwear collabs make uncool brands cool [Glossy]

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