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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, including Apple’s sharpest profit drop since 2003.

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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By Bia Bezamat

Bia Bezamat is a fashion journalist by trade and innovation expert with experience spanning fashion, retail, grocery and hospitality. Originally from Brazil, she is interested in how cultural, behavioral and technological shifts influence how consumers and brands interact with each other. As Senior Innovation Editor and Strategist at Current Global, she helps brands understand changing consumer behaviors and the evolving technology landscape.