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Walmart launch new test stores, TikTok Shopify partner, LVMH Tiffany deal

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

TOP STORIES
  • The US election: what’s at stake for fashion? (BoF)
  • The one thing luxury brands must do in times of uncertainty (Jing Daily)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Amazon unveils new Climate Pledge Friendly initiative to help shoppers buy more sustainably (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • The rise of ESG ratings: what’s the score? (Vogue Business)
  • Sustainable fashion needn’t be boring (SCMP)
  • Lululemon sets out new social and environmental targets (Fashion United)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • The evolution of omnichannel (BoF)
  • Saks Fifth Avenue reconstructs its ecommerce experience (WWD)
  • Walmart launches new test stores to further blend tech and in-store ops (Retail Dive)
  • Frame bets on clienteling to bolster sales in new stores (Glossy)
  • What makes a mall work in 2020 (BoF)
  • Macy’s introduces virtual, in-person stylist appointments for the holidays (Retail Dive)
  • Canada Goose banks on interactive pop-up to woo Chinese consumers closer to home  (Jing Daily)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Brands are scrambling to sell you stuff before the election (Vox)
  • What brands have perfected digital storytelling in China? (Jing Daily)
  • TikTok partners with Shopify on social commerce (TechCrunch)
  • BryanBoy: how fashion’s original influencer became a TikTok star (BoF)
PRODUCT
  • Mango launches new activewear and scraps plastic packaging (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • COS launches cashmere collection using traceable and recycled cashmere (Fashion United)
  • This custom furniture is 3D printed to fit the exact space it’s supposed to go (Fast Company)

BUSINESS

  • Kontoor warily eyes recovery from COVID-19 impact (WWD)
  • Levi’s shuffles senior leadership to focus on ‘digital strategy’ (Retail Dive)
  • Rimowa makes its case for the future of travel (FT)
  • Alibaba adds 3 more days to Singles Day sale (WWD)
  • How the LVMH and Tiffany deal with reshape luxury (BoF)
  • Cath Kidston reveals new ‘digital first’ strategy (Fashion United)
CULTURE
  • The Met unveils ‘About Time: Fashion and Duration’ with virtual walk-through (WWD)
  • Can fashion photography survive the pandemic? (NYT)
  • Inside NYC’s lavish Makeup Museum, where the history of beauty is not always so pretty (Fast Company)

By Katherine Cheng

Katherine Cheng is the Innovation Editor at TheCurrentDaily and Head of Technology Strategy at Together Group, where she consults for clients including Farfetch, Cartier and H&M. Originally from Hong Kong, she is interested in how cultural, behavioral and technological shifts influence how consumers and brands interact with each other. Her primary focus is on leveraging emerging technologies and the global startup ecosystem to drive meaningful innovation across the retail landscape.