ICYMI: Apple’s 38% stock drop, Alexa’s holiday success, Christopher Bailey to receive Queen’s honor

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

TOP STORIES
  • Apple stock has dropped 38 percent in 90 days [Tech Crunch]
  • Alexa-powered shopping triples during holiday season [Retail Dive]
  • Christopher Bailey is set to receive a CBE for his work at Burberry [Harper’s Bazaar]
TECHNOLOGY
  • Devices that will invade your life in 2019 (and what’s overhyped) [NY Times]
  • What to watch: regulation of big tech [WWD]
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • How to apply circular principles to fashion [Vogue Australia]
  • Navigating cruelty-free beauty in China [WWD]
RETAIL & E-COMMERCE
  • Saks shuts downtown store in cutthroat Manhattan retail wars [Bloomberg]
  • Harrods reveals major plans for men’s wear, starting with superbrands [WWD]
  • Topshop’s decline marks the end of the high street’s golden age [The Guardian]
  • Rent the Runway CEO on underestimating the fashion rental market [BoF]
  • Retailers are updating their loyalty programs — but will they keep you coming back? [Fashionista]
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Burberry’s weird Chinese New Year tribute stirs controversy [Jing Daily]
PRODUCT
  • Balenciaga launches first in-house eyewear line with Dover Street Market [Fashion United]
  • Lady Gaga’s makeup line is coming soon [i-D]
BUSINESS
  • Michael Kors is officially Capri [Retail Dive]
  • Vogue publisher Condé Nast reports annual loss of £14m [The Guardian]
  • Can Dolce & Gabbana weather the storm? [WWD]
  • Lontex Sues Nike for Copying Its Cool Compression Line [Hypebeast]
  • The future of Calvin Klein, sans Simons [WWD]
  • Five models accuse Bruce Weber of sexual misconduct in new lawsuit [BoF]
  • Blake Nordstrom, top officer of Nordstrom stores, dies at 58 [BoF]
  • Joe Casely-Hayford, the British fashion designer, dies at 62 [Vogue]
CULTURE
  • How the internet sparked Copenhagen’s rise [WWD]
  • Can the Museum of Ice Cream claim exclusive rights to the color pink? [Fashion Law]
  • ‘Black Mirror’ gives power to the people [NY Times]
  • Details on Chiara Ferragni’s docufilm revealed [WWD]
  • Power to the people: populist spirit sweeps through men’s wear, with empowered consumer [WWD]

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