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VF acquires Supreme, Ulta and Target partner, at-home beauty boom

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

TOP STORIES
  • Fashion is set for an M&A frenzy in 2021 (BoF)
  • What a vaccine could mean for retail (Retail Dive)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Clothing businesses urged to protect their profits and the planet with ambitious climate change pledge (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • The UK watchdog is tackling greenwashing. Will others? (Vogue Business)
  • Allbirds to raise prices on Black Friday to fight climate change (Retail Dive)
  • Barbour places sustainability at the heart of Christmas campaign (Fashion United)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • How Aesop plans to keep it culty (BoF)
  • Walmart taps self-driving vehicle startup for autonomous deliveries (Retail Dive)
  • At-home beauty tech see a lockdown boom (Vogue Business)
  • DTC brands reimagine the mall (Glossy)
  • Can fashion finally crack the ‘last-mile’? (BoF)
  • Misguided ramps up contact-free collection ahead of Christmas (Fashion United)
  • Is click-and-mortar the future of China’s luxury retail? (Jing Daily)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Olding is the new blanding: luxury brands look back to get ahead (BoF)
  • Taking advantage of multi-level marketing MLM in China (Jing Daily)
  • L’Oreal offers first line of makeup for social media, video calls (Retail Dive)
  • How Rite-Aid’s rebranding takes cues from digital competitors (Modern Retail)
PRODUCT
  • H&M Home taps DVF for interior collection (Fashion United)
  • Judith Leiber launches customizable fragrance (WWD)
  • This sweater was grown in a bioreactor (Fast Company)

BUSINESS

  • VF to acquire Supreme, valuing brand at $2.1 billion plus (WWD)
  • Mytheresa plans for US IPO (Bloomberg)
  • Alibaba boasts over $70 billion sales as first post-virus Singles Day nears end (Reuters)
  • Farfetch talks “Luxury New Retail” initiative (WWD)
  • How the Farfetch-Alibaba-Richemont alliance could change the game in the world’s largest luxury market (BoF)
  • Ulta Beauty and Target announce partnership (WWD)
CULTURE
  • Seizing Shanghai Art Week’s fashion opportunity (WWD)
  • Millenial women lead as China’s most important customer (Jing Daily)
  • How to market to a divided America (Business of Fashion)
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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)
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Moncler sustainability goals, Burberry uses gaming technology, Allbirds launches apparel

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

TOP STORIES
  • Luxury’s coronavirus recovery: Who’s ahead and who’s behind (BoF)
  • Fashion’s pivot to e-commerce and the future (WWD)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Sustainability, transparency are “do or die” for fashion (WWD)
  • Moncler close to carbon neutral goal (Vogue Business)
  • Ace and Tate launches recycled programme on Depop (Fashion United)
  • UGG unveils long-term sustainability commitments (Fashion United)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • How to tap into the world’s largest online shopping festival (BoF)
  • Whatsapp introduces in-app purchases (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • Burberry is using gaming technology to streamline design process (Fashion United)
  • Designing the store of the future (WWD)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Live stream shopping, social selling help evolve retail industry (WWD)
  • New ways of marketing luxury in China (Jing Daily)
  • Affordable beauty brands are finding fame on TikTok. What’s next? (Vogue Business)
  • Selling fashion on instagram: expectation vs reality (BoF)
PRODUCT
  • Allbirds launches apparel with sustainable essentials collection (WWD)
  • Fashion makes people with disabilities feel invisible. This designer wants them to stand out (Fast Company)

BUSINESS

  • How Kohl’s intends to “reignite” its women’s business (WWD)
  • ThredUp confidentially files for IPO (Reuters)
  • Bulgari focuses on local customers as Covid wipes out tourism (Bloomberg)
  • Global crisis is not stopping Stone Island’s expansion (WWD)
  • Ferregamo family explore selling minority stake of business (Reuters)
  • Adidas reportedly mulling sale of Reebok (Fashion United)

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5G and digital fashion, Miu Miu’s sustainable collection, IKEA enters resale

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

TOP STORIES
  • How fashion brands are preparing for lockdown 2.0 (BoF)
  • Retailers brace for more pandemic trouble (Retail Dive)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Tommy x Mercedes capsule zeroes in on sustainability (WWD)
  • Selfridges launches sustainability focused Christmas shop (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • Long snubbed, secondhand luxury catches on in the Middle East (Vogue Business)
  • The sustainability goals Chanel, Kering and H&M could all agree on (BoF)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • How 5G will change AR and digital fashion (Vogue Business)
  • How digital beauty brands make wholesale work (BoF)
  • How small retailers are doing Amazon Prime Day amid pandemic (CNBC)
  • The pre-order model: why it’s working (Vogue Business)
  • Who you need to hire for te e-commerce boom (BoF)
  • Amazon’s AR app turns boxes into shareable AR experiences (WWD)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • In the age of COVID-19, social media proves a savior for sales (WWD)
  • Allure designs holiday shopping issue around virtual try-on experiences (Retail Dive)
  • Why luxury brands are desperate for digital desire (Jing Daily)
  • What does winning a post-COVID marketing plan look like? (BoF)
PRODUCT
  • Banana Republic re-releases necklace to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Fashion United)
  • Miu Miu launches upcycled collection (WWD)
  • Hyundai just released a sustainable fashion collection (Fast Company)

BUSINESS

  • Kohl’s pivots in the pandemic (WWD)
  • Fate of formal fashion hangs by a thread (Reuters)
  • Shiseido’s Carol Zhou builds on innovating beauty (Jing Daily)
  • IKEA just entered the resale game (HighSnobiety)
  • Will Amazon luxury stores really attract high-end shoppers? (SCMP)
  • John Lewis outlines five-year digital heavy strategy (Fashion United)
CULTURE
  • Creativity is dead, long live curation (HighSnobiety)
  • Is it streetwear or is it art? (NYT)
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Nordstrom bans fur and exotic skin, Levi’s new retail store, Poshmark plans IPO

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

TOP STORIES
  • Can a new mall make it in 2020? (BoF)
  • Holiday hurdles: what retailers are up against (WWD)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Stella McCartney dishes the dirt on farming and its planetary impact (WWD)
  • Approaching sustainability as a mass-market retailer (Fashionista)
  • Asos debuts 29-piece ‘circular fashion’ collection for fall (WWD)
  • Nordstrom announces new ban on fur and exotic animal skins (Fashion United)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • Brits to avoid in-store shopping this Christmas (Fashion United)
  • Amazon’s new palm recognition biometric device lets you pay without touching (Fast Company)
  • Online shopping as you know it is about to change, enter The List (HighSnobiety)
  • Inside Levi’s new ‘NextGen’ retail store (Vogue Business)
  • Are online marketplaces the new department stores? (BoF)
  • 3 critical steps luxury brands must take to rebound from COVID-19 (Jing Daily)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Christian Louboutin plunges into gaming world for Paris Fashion Week (WWD)
  • How not to be a boring direct-to-consumer brand (BoF)
  • Air Jordan release shoppable sportswear for Snapchat’s bitmoji avatars (Retail Dive)
  • Prada experimented with a new digital fashion show format. Did it work? (BoF)
PRODUCT
  • Aesop to collaborate with Raeburn on ‘closing the loop’ (Fashion United)
  • Walmart tries again in apparel with new private label (Retail Dive)
  • Lane Crawford celebrates 170th anniversary with 7 exclusives (WWD)
BUSINESS
  • Altuzzara to sell on Amazon’s luxury stores (WWD)
  • H&M to close hundreds of stores as online shift accelerates (Reuters)
  • Poshmark plans IPO (Retail Dive)
  • How PVH is positioning itself for fashion’s new normal (BoF)
  • Why American Eagle is the last mall brand standing (Fast Company)
CULTURE
  • Coronavirus is rewiring the symbiotic relationship between brands and media (BoF)
  • Paris museum to exhibit first introspective of Gabrielle Chanel (Fashion United)
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Walmart and Tiffany’s reveal sustainability plans, Uniqlo’s styling app, Chanel issues bond

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

TOP STORIES
  • 6 ways the pandemic has changed how people shop (BoF)
  • Department stores have failed customers. Here’s how to fix them. (Fast Company)
  • Can luxury fashion ever regain its luster? (NYT)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Are exotic skins out of fashion? (NYT)
  • Walmart says it will reach zero emissions by 2040 – without using any offsets (Fast Company)
  • Tiffany reveals 2025 sustainability plan, milestones (WWD)
  • Amazon launches program to help customers identity sustainable products (Fashion United)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • AR takes a more functional role in consumer experience (WWD)
  • Overcoming excess inventory challenges with a digital approach (WWD)
  • How luxury brands are leveraging the power of data in China (Jing Daily)
  • Uniqlo launches Stylehint search engine app (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • Face mask vending machines are now a thing (Fast Company)
  • Footlocker launches new interactive hub for Nike Air Max (WWD)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Gap expands loyalty programs across core brands (Fashion United)
  • Why media strategies matter (WWD)
  • Garnier tests new virtual experience to debut sustainability plans (Glossy)
  • Shiseido partners with Nintendo Switch’s Animal Crossing (TheIndustry.Fashion)
PRODUCT
  • Ben Sherman launches sustainable eyewear collection (Fashion United)
  • Walmart tries again in apparel with new private label (Retail Dive)
  • Jenna Lyons reimagines false eyelash category with LoveSeen (WWD)
BUSINESS
  • The ins and outs of selling a fashion or luxury business (WWD)
  • Chanel issues bond linked to climate targets (Reuters)
  • The pandemic isn’t Stitch Fix’s only problem (Retail Dive)
  • LVMH vs Tiffany: Deal or No Deal? (BoF)
  • Saks Fifth Avenue’s CEO on what’s next (WWD)
CULTURE
  • Reinventing fashion week for a new era (WWD)
  • Can China save travel retail in 2020? (BoF)
  • Saks Fifth Avenue launches “Register to Vote” initiative (Fashion United)

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Burberry sustainability bond, virtual fashion, Amazon’s own Black Friday

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

TOP STORIES
  • Fashion Week can’t just be another online video festival (BoF)
  • America waits in lines, even as stores go bankrupt (NYT)
  • Why luxury brands must be innovative (Jing Daily)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • L’Oreal’s new sustainability initiative to save 900 tonnes of new plastic in the UK (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • Burberry to raise money for sustainability projects with bond (WWD)
  • Inside fashion’s switch to green electricity (Vogue Business)
  • JD.com and partners works to bring transparency to gem industry (Jing Daily)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • This new clothes-sharing platform lets you borrow clothes from someone else’s closet (Fast Company)
  • The future of IT in retail: where data, devices and retail strategy meet (Fashion United)
  • Kohl’s revamps loyalty program (Retail Dive)
  • Retail is having a Darwin moment that will transform it forever (Fast Company)
  • Farfetch launches curated galleries to lure out China’s consumers (Jing Daily)
  • The ‘Zero Inventory’ solution (BoF)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Would you spend $10,000 on a virtual dress? Gucci is betting on it (Fast Company)
  • Burberry launching global pop-up series and Snapchat VR experience (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • How Gucci, LV leveraged China to survive COVID-19 (Jing Daily)
  • Beauty influencer events are making a comeback (BoF)
PRODUCT
  • Jimmy Choo announces collaboration with Timberland (Fashion United)
  • This hoodie is made from pomegranate seeds and completely biodegrades (Fast Company)
  • The fashionable sneakers with an adaptive concept (Fashion United)
BUSINESS
  • Nicholas Kirkwood takes back ownership of his brand (WWD)
  • No pandemic pause in IKEA’s US shopping mall plans (Reuters)
  • Who is buying bankrupt retailers like Brooks Brothers and Forever 21? (NYT)
  • LVMH calls off mega-deal with Tiffany (BoF)
  • Amazon creates its own Black Friday (PYMNTS)
  • Bankrupt retailers face a new hurdle: getting rid of inventory (Washington Post)
CULTURE
  • Streetwear was declared dead. It’s still here (Vogue Business)
  • How the pandemic has changed China’s fashion industry (Jing Daily)
  • The fashion show will go on. But how? (Fashionista)

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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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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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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)