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Future of pop-ups, preparing for holiday, Eileen Fisher and West Elm collaborate

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

TOP STORIES
  • Fashion’s new playground: Esports and gaming (Vogue Business)
  • Retail is ‘scrambling’ to keep up with accelerated disruption in the COVID-19 era (Retail Dive)
  • How to prepare for the toughest holiday season ever (BoF)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Fashion is hurting biodiversity. New guidelines could help.  (Vogue Business)
  • Fashion Positive launches industry’s first circular materials guidelines (WWD)
  • Alexander McQueen launches MCQ, a blockchain-powered creative platform (HighSnobiety)
  • How mobile technology can encourage sustainability (Environment Journal)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • Is pre-sale the future of luxury retail? (WWD)
  • Popup power: why short-term stores are set to thrive (Vogue Business)
  • John Lewis launches virtual queuing system trial (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • The case for opening a new store right now (BoF)
  • Even as the pandemic persists, the future of retail is not locked down (WWD)
  • Tmall Luxury unveils new features to connect brands with Gen Z (Retail Dive)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • TikTok unveils first shoppable livestream with Ntwrk (Retail Dive)
  • 4 post-COVID marketing tips that will save luxury brands in China (Jing Daily)
  • The “Gucci Model Challenge” is taking over TikTok (Teen Vogue)
  • How Summer Fridays pivoted its marketing due to Covid-19 (Glossy)
PRODUCT
  • Disney Store launches clothing recycled from Walt Disney World plastic bottles (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • Eileen Fisher, West Elm launch sustainable home line using denim discards (WWD)
  • Reiss launches new “Luxe Leisure” collection to answer to the “new normal” (TheIndustry.Fashion)
BUSINESS
  • Walmart sells two more ecommerce brands in digital reshuffle (Bloomberg)
  • Ulta Beauty says makeup category ‘challenged’ amid coronavirus (WWD)
  • How Sephora prepped for an ecommerce onslaught (Retail Dive)
  • Why aren’t more Chinese department stores going bankrupt? (BoF)
  • Alibaba wants American brands. The same ones as Amazon (Vogue Business)
  • Amazon says forging ahead with luxury platform (WWD)
CULTURE
  • Why Gen Y & Z continue shopping despite crisis (Fashion United)
  • When controversy hits in China, luxury brands bank on short attention spans (Jing Daily)
  • How Yeti beat streetwear at the business of making things…cool (High Snobiety)

 

 

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Selfridges sustainability program, Henkel’s digital strategy, Instagram launches QR codes

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

TOP STORIES
  • Clienteling takes fashion retailers directly to shoppers (WWD)
  • What it means to be a Gen Z beauty brand today (NYT)
  • How to salvage back-to-school season (BoF)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Who’s wearing vinyl pants in the quarantine? How the pandemic could kill fashion trends for good  (Fast Company)
  • Tiffany & Co. now offers a complete lens into diamonds’ origins (WWD)
  • Is sustainable loungewear the future of fashion? (Refinery29)
  • Selfridges launches Project Earth sustainability program (TheIndustry.Fashion)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • Pre-orders are becoming a popular tool for fashion brands. But are they a good idea? (BoF)
  • Store innovations: which store tech makes business sense now? (Fashion United)
  • Here is the only good pricing strategy for luxury brands (Jing Daily)
  • How turning malls into fulfillment centers can reshape towns (Modern Retail)
  • Amazon, DIY and fitness rule in pandemic-related spending (WWD)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Hoke One One opens virtual pop-up shop with Snapchat AR (Retail Dive)
  • Why growth marketing will help retailers stay afloat (WWD)
  • Instagram to launch QR code feature allowing shoppers to connect with retailers’ profiles (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • Luxury faces up to US-China tech wars (Vogue Business)
PRODUCT
  • Burberry launches range of reusable and sustainable face masks in iconic checkprint (Independent)
  • Pat McGrath Labs announces Supreme collaboration (WWD)
  • Adidas collaborates with Noah NYC on recycled collection (Fashion United)
BUSINESS
  • Inside the corporate responsibility strategies shaping PVH (BoF)
  • Payless relaunches online, with plans for hundreds of stores (Retail Dive)
  • When the mall owns the retailer (Retail Dive)
  • Inside Henkel’s digital ambitions (Glossy)
  • Walmart’s focus shifts to retention as ecommerce grows 97% (Modern Retail)
  • Sephora’s Jean-André Rougeot reveals is strategic vision (WWD)
CULTURE
  • Why counterfeit beauty products are booming amid Covid-19 (Vogue Business)
  • What China’s affluent consumers want post-COVID-19 (Jing Daily)
  • The pandemic changed the way people live. How can fashion adapt? (BoF)
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Contactless payment adoption, US WeChat ban, beauty trends during Covid-19

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

TOP STORIES
  • Relationship goals: luxury retail and technology make a perfect combo for customer (Forbes)
  • Retailers on the store of the future: Uncertainty is the biggest challenge (Glossy)
  • Will COVID-19 change fashion shows forever? (BoF)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • How the pandemic is hurting progressive manufacturing (Vogue Business)
  • The future of fashion is in biomaterials and circularity (Sustainable Brands)
  • Ecommerce is saving fashion but destroying the planet (BoF)
  • Covid-19 chaos or not, consumers want brands to have purpose (Sourcing Journal)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • How convenience store chains like Circle K and 7-eleven are morphing in the COVID-19 era (Fast Company)
  • High-end fashion is finally joining the shift to digital (Digiday)
  • Covid-19 boosts contactless payment adoption (Retail Dive)
  • Virtual try-on is catching on among fashion consumers (Glossy)
  • The beauty trends customers are buying during Covid-19 (Vogue Business)
  • Animal Crossing creates live shopping experience with Klarna (WWD)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Spin Live launches shoppable video service in Shopify’s app store (Retail Dive)
  • Pinterest expands its skin tone search feature (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • What does a US ban on Wechat mean for fashion? (BoF)
  • What fashion and beauty needs to know about Reels (Vogue Business)
PRODUCT
  • Steph Curry is getting its own brand at Under Armour (Footwear News)
  • Edit+ mixes athleisure, sustainability (WWD)
  • Ganni launching rental denim collaboration with Levi’s (Fashion United)
BUSINESS
  • Farfetch sales soared as online shopping took off during lockdowns (BoF)
  • Zalando see strong demand for logistics, fewer returns (Reuters)
  • Casper expands physical presence through tie-up with Sam’s Club (Retail Dive)
  • Luxury clobbered by Covid-19 (BoF)
  • John Lewis launches first ever virtual beauty tech department (TheIndustry.Fashion)
CULTURE
  • 3 key trends of China’s young luxury consumers (Vogue Business)
  • Why China will become the driving force of luxury (Jing Daily)
  • The future of the modelling industry (BoF)

 

 

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TikTok’s beauty potential, Allbirds sustainable partnership, post-COVID luxury strategy

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

TOP STORIES
  • All the major fashion brands and retailers severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic (WWD)
  • How JD.com leveraged new technologies to overcome COVID-19 (Jing Daily)
  • No tourists, no commuters, no customer: thinking beyond the shopping district (BoF)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Michael Kors, Tory Burch linked to “unfair” factory dismissals (Vogue Business)
  • China to open market to beauty brands that don’t test on animals (Fashion United)
  • Diesel becomes member of Better Cotton Initiative (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • Allbirds, Chinatown Market unveils multi phased sustainability partnership (WWD)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • Swarovski launches London “Crystal Studio” concept store (TheIndsutry.Fashion)
  • Are pop-up shops more relevant in a pandemic-altered world? (Retail Wire)
  • How the coronavirus altered DTC’s relationship with brick and mortar (Retail Dive)
  • Will post-pandemic markdowns hurt luxury brands long-term? (Jing Daily)
  • Dissatisfaction with online retailers runs deep (WWD)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Nordstrom uses influencers to promote safety and draw anxious shoppers (NYT)
  • PetSmart gamifies reptile adoption with Snapchat AR quiz (Retail Dive)
  • TikTokers see big beauty potential – if there’s no ban (Vogue Business)
  • Mulberry’s new marketing approach in China may not be enough (Jing Daily)
PRODUCT
  • Puma teams with MIT on new cushioning technology (WWD)
  • Gillette Venus debuts ‘skinclusive’ clothing on Animal Crossing (WWD)
  • Chipotle launches sustainable fashion line (Fashion United)
BUSINESS
  • Farfetch, New Guards Group on future, technology (WWD)
  • North Face owner ready for post-COVID era (Retail Detail)
  • What the pandemic has done to Nordstrom’s revamp (Retail Dive)
  • LVMH, Kering and the new luxury strategy post-COVID-19 (Jing Daily)
  • How Estée Lauder is pandemic-proofing a legacy brand (Vogue Business)
CULTURE
  • Is streetwear a machine that turns insecurity into money? (High Snobiety)
  • What an inspiring digital fashion week looks like (Vogue Business)
  • Are Chinese travelers not buying at the airport? (Jing Daily)

 

 

 

 

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Nike’s Innovation store, Burberry experiments with social retail, surviving the pandemic

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

TOP STORIES
  • Consumer outlook tempered by uncertainty, concern of lingering pandemic (WWD)
  • How to survive the future of retail (BoF)
  • Can fashion survive a second wave of Covid-19? (Vogue Business)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Outland Denim uses COVID-19 to increase sustainability focus (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • Primark launches new UK in-store recycling scheme (Fashion United)
  • Covid hasn’t dampened consumer appetite for sustainability (Sourcing Journal)
  • A close look at fashion supply chain is not pretty (NYT)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • Inside Burberry’s trailblazing “social retail” store (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • What luxury’s worst quarter ever reveals about the new normal (BoF)
  • Top customer service considerations for retailers in a post-COVID world (Retail Dive)
  • Five behavioral trends to take note of as high street re-opens (The Drum)
  • Will Chinese outlet malls for luxury in the post COVID-19 era? (Jing Daily)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • DSW’s debut hashtag challenge on TikTok racks up 1.3b views (Retail Dive)
  • Achieving cultural credibility is a must for today’s young luxury consumers (WWD)
  • How virtual idols became real-life brand ambassadors in China (CCI)
PRODUCT
  • This Chinese luxury brand’s first sneaker uses 4D technology (High Snobiety)
  • Hari Mari: luxury flip-flops with a philanthropic purpose (WWD)
  • Air and Grace launches its first ever vegan collection (Fashion United)
BUSINESS
  • Moncler strengthens its digital strategy (Fashion United)
  • Former Lancome CEO launches fund for fashion and beauty start-ups (WWD)
  • Todd Snyder sees DTC as path to future growth (WWD)
  • Lowe’s innovation exec on why it was built for the COVID-era consumer (The Drum)
  • Inside Nike’s latest bet to understand its consumers (Vogue Business)
CULTURE
  • Meet the consumer class fueling China’s sneaker market (Jing Daily)
  • The internet doesn’t care for Fashion Week without influencers (HighSnobiety)
  • The Yards Covent Garden unveils art installation to welcome back consumers (TheIndustry.Fashion)
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CFDA’s digital platform, new sustainable collections, the DTC’s reckoning

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

TOP STORIES
  • CFDA unfurls Runway360, a digital platform serving as centralized fashion hub (WWD)
  • Rethinking the store of the future (Vogue Business)
  • How impactful were the digital fashion week shows, really? (BoF)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Ted Baker launches reusable face coverings using surplus cotton (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • Fashion’s recycling bins: helpful or harmful? (Vogue Business)
  • Can anything shake consumers’ addiction to fast fashion?  (Bof)
  • IWC Schaffhausen sets new sustainability goals (WWD)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • Live streaming: luxury’s new tech gamble (Vogue Business)
  • The DTC reckoning, what’s next? (BoF)
  • Millennials and Gen Zers looks to retailers for a more community-minded commerce experience  (Retail Dive)
  • Google R&D lab jumps into mobile video shopping (WWD)
  • Neiman Marcus launches “Your Neiman’s” to evolve digital experience (Fashion United)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • How to earn brand loyalty from Chinese Gen Z (Jing Daily)
  • Two-thirds of consumers will continue to using social media to the same extent post-lockdown (The Drum)
  • Target, L’Oreal, Ralph Lauren test Snapchat’s new brand profile pages (Mobile Marketer)
PRODUCT
  • Target, Zappos launch new collections with inclusivity in mind (Retail Dive)
  • Levi’s ongoing ‘journey’ to circularity marked by new collection (WWD)
  • The North Face launches Bottle Source collection (Fashion United)
BUSINESS
  • VF corp to debut multibrand store in Milan (WWD)
  • Armani and YNAP sign omnichannel deal (Reuters)
  • Why is Hermes thriving in China despite COVID-19 (Jing Daily)
  • Can Diesel be cool again? (BoF)
  • Diane Von Furstenberg’s brand is left exposed by the pandemic (NYT)
CULTURE
  • Will live shows go on in New York in September? Unlikely (WWD)
  • How mixing art & retail can work in China (Jing Daily)
  • Robin Givhan on the unclear future of fashion (High Snobiety)
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Kering’s sustainability strategy, 7-eleven bets on voice, NYFW scaled down

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

TOP STORIES
  • The not-so-grand reopening on retail (Retail Dive)
  • Why now is the right time to invest in luxury (Jing Daily)
  • What’s next for retail and luxury? (BoF)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • Why shopping centre owners remain hopeful for retail rebound (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • Gen Z’s evolving retail priorities (BoF)
  • Why 7-Eleven is betting on voice commerce to keep customers loyal (PYMNTS)
  • Fit:Match bringing contactless apparel shopping experience to Brookfield Properties (WWD)
  • From same-day exchanges to style options: How retailers are bringing the in-store experience to homes (Glossy)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Gucci launches AR Snapchat lens allowing users to virtually try on shoes (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • The clock is ticking for luxury brands post COVID-19 (Jing Daily)
  • The fashion, beauty and media brands pulling ads from Facebook (WWD)
  • How JW Anderson’s cardigan went viral on TikTok (Vogue Business)
PRODUCT
  • How will L’Oreal’s elimination of ‘whitening’ from products impact its China beauty market? (Jing Daily)
  • Neon Cowboys introduces light up face masks (WWD)
  • Gucci launches sustainable collection on Farfetch (TheIndustry.Fashion)
BUSINESS
  • Google, Gap, Inc. discuss navigating the ‘path forward’ (WWD)
  • LVMH expects pandemic to dampen sales for some time (Reuters)
  • New York Fashion Week is shortened to three days for Spring 2021 (Fashionista)
  • Diesel CEO seeks to revive 90s success with slimmed down brand (Bloomberg)
  • Why Microsoft is bailing on retail (Fortune)
CULTURE
  • ‘Discounting is not a luxury strategy’ – the voices behind an open letter to retail address fashion’s full price future (Vogue)
  • How haute couture comes together from quarantine (Fashionista)
  • “Brand Value” is still increasing in the luxury space despite COVID-19 (The Fashion Law)

 

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Virtual showrooms, Kanye and Gap partner, TikTok for business

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

TOP STORIES
  • As fashion resets, its algorithms should too (Vogue Business)
  • Catwalks, trade fairs and fitting rooms: how the fashion industry is going digital (Fashion United)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Fashion’s steep climb to sustainable viscose (Vogue Business)
  • Digitised and circular: the future of fashion buying (Fashion United)
  • Retailers need to get back to saving the earth  (Forbes)
  • L’Oreal set sustainability goals for 2030 (WWD)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • Beauty brands adopt shoppable livestreaming in the US (Glossy)
  • Online resale appears to be pandemic proof (Fashionista)
  • See the future of online shopping. It looks nothing like Amazon (Fast Company)
  • At-home fit technology is helping some retailers survive the coronavirus (WWD)
  • As cities reopen, the DTC store strategy is changing (Digiday)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • TikTok launches “TikTok for business” (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • How brands can fill the “experience void” while customers are stuck at home (Fast Company)
  • CRM gains new relevance in pandemic era (WWD)
  • Sephora launches on Instagram checkout with over 80 brands (Retail Dive)
PRODUCT
  • H&M’s new dress collection isn’t just pretty, it’s sustainable too (Marie Claire)
  • Rimowa branches out into eyewear (WWD)
  • Unilever dropping ‘skin-whitening’ products and ‘Fair & Lovely’ brand names (Fast Company)
BUSINESS
  • Kanye West and Gap strike 10-year deal for ‘Yeezy Gap’ apparel line (NYT)
  • Suited for safety: Suitsupply is braving new retail realities (Forbes)
  • Alibaba and JD.com handle a record $136.51 billion in sales during major Chinese shopping event (CNBC)
  • Kohl’s CEO says the store are changing faster than expected (Bloomberg)
  • Restoration Hardware CEO aims to make his company a luxury giant  (Forbes)
CULTURE
  • Mural, street-front shopping: retailers use ingenuity to welcome back customers (WWD)
  • Have Chinese beauty consumers changed after the COVID-19 outbreak? (Jing Daily)
  • Why luxury brands aren’t giving up on fashion month (BoF)
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The future of experiential retail, contactless payments, Gucci sustainability targets

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

TOP STORIES
  • The future of experiential retail in era of coronavirus (Retail Dive)
  • Stores may be reopening, but brands shouldn’t put e-commerce back on the simmer (The Drum)
  • LVMH and Kering’s new battlefield is online (Vogue Business)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Gucci environmental impact reduced by 21% ahead of 2025 targets (WWD)
  • China’s new technologies are making retail more sustainable (Jing Daily)
  • What does it mean to be a mission-driven brand now? (BoF)
  • BFC sets positive fashion site, partners with Parley for the Oceans (WWD)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • Will covid-19 push contactless payments into the mainstream? (Retail Dive)
  • Selfridges seeks to offer “joyful experience” as stores reopen (The Guardian)
  • Brands should seize the retail opportunity as lockdown restrictions lift (The Drum)
  • Tapping Russia’s booming e-commerce market(Vogue Business)
  • Mirolio’s Motivi launches new retail-to-digital initiative (WWD)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Are targeting vouchers a successful strategy for brands (Jing Daily)
  • Nielsen brings gaming, extreme reality tech to shopper marketing program for CPGs (Marketing Dive)
  • Tech battles to take fashion’s live-streaming crown (Vogue Business)
PRODUCT
  • Havaianas reinvents original design to create street sandal (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • London fashion-tech company launches custom facemask service (Fashion United)
  • Nike’s Space Hippie marks a new era of sustainable product (Highsnobiety)
BUSINESS
  • Zara owner built a post-covid retailer before virus came along (Bloomberg)
  • The secret to Mytheresa’s success (BoF)
  • Starbucks is about to look a lot different – and covid-19 is only part of the reason why (Fast Company)
  • Why Chanel doesn’t want to change the fashion system (BoF)
  • The rise and fall of reformation  (Glossy)
CULTURE
  • The fashion show is over (The Guardian)
  • Have consumers in Asia changed their digital consumption habits during coronavirus? (The Drum)
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3D virtual fashion shows, CFDA addresses diversity, luxury faces revenge saving

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

TOP STORIES
  • Brick and mortar’s next chapter (Retail Dive)
  • Digital startups offer concrete solutions to fashion industry (WWD)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • CFDA launches plans to make fashion more racially balanced (WWD)
  • Fashion can’t afford to wait for customers to demand sustainability (Vogue Business)
  • Fashion’s philanthropy play (Vogue Business)
  • Can the furniture industry end waste by going circular? Ikea wants to find out (Fast Company)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • Websites used to be secondary stores. That dynamic is shifting (Vogue Business)
  • How Williams Sonoma’s digital bets made it a coronavirus winner (Modern Retail)
  • Gucci’s new tech bet: personalized video shopping (Vogue Business)
  • Ecommerce giants up their livestreaming game for 618 shopping festival (Jing Daily)
  • How will resale sites respond to an expected flood of looted luxury goods? (The Fashion Law)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Prada backed AI-startup to create live streamed 3D virtual fashion show (Forbes)
  • Why UGC is exploding in popularity amongst brands during Covid-19 (The Drum)
  • Why luxury brands are betting on Bilibili (Vogue Business)
  • Pinterest adds a shop tab to lens visual search results (AdWeek)
PRODUCT
  • British Fashion Council launches sustainable designer face masks (Evening Standard)
  • Can CBD revive color cosmetics? (Glossy)
BUSINESS
  • The world’s largest jewelry maker commits to using 100% recycled silver and gold (Fast Company)
  • Puig confirms Charlotte Tilbury buy (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • Coty in talks to collaborate with Kim Kardashion for cosmetics line (Reuters)
  • LVMH takes a new look at proposed $16.2B Tiffany merger (Retail Dive)
  • What are the legal risks and responsibilities for companies as businesses begin to reopen?  (The Fashion Law)
CULTURE
  • If window shopping is dead, then so is high street (The Daily Telegraph)
  • This is not the end of fashion (NYT)
  • Should luxury brands be worried about “revenge saving”? (Jing Daily)