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Ralph Lauren goes virtual, SMS marketing, Thom Browne expands footprint

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

TOP STORIES
  • Where are people shopping again? (BoF)
  • Wounded by pandemic, online luxury faces long road to recovery (WWD)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Canada Goose launches Humanature sustainable initiative (Fashion United)
  • H&M’s green machine: a recycling solution? (Vogue Business)
  • Chasing the holy grail of circular fashion (BoF)
  • Supreme, Allbirds, Everland among Remake’s sustainability offenders (WWD)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • What to know about virtual stores (Vogue Business)
  • The not-so-darling side of DTC brands (Retail Dive)
  • Ted Baker launches virtual shopping option in US stores (WWD)
  • Peace Out skincare looks to SMS marketing to drive holiday sales (Glossy)
  • How beauty stores have changed during the pandemic (BoF)
  • Ebay holds first drive-thru luxury authentication in L.A. (WWD)
  • Facebook debuts shoppable livestream with Anne Klein (Retail Dive)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Why social media advertising is still necessary (BoF)
  • In a digital world, first impressions can make or break a luxury brand (Jing Daily)
  • The power of Youtube in the era of COVID-19 (Retail Dive)
  • Ralph Lauren going virtual for the holidays (WWD)
PRODUCT
  • H&M’s latest Conscious Exclusive collection made from waste (Fashion United)
  • Canada Goose to introduce sustainable parka in January (WWD)

BUSINESS

  • Target continue to grow, in-store and online, even as COVID-19 cases surge (WWD)
  • Zalando expects faster growth in 2021 (Reuters)
  • Leading luxury brands are more dominant than ever (Vogue Business)
  • Alibaba Group’s sophisticated game of monopoly (Jing Daily)
  • Richemont needs a transformational move (BoF)
  • Thom Browne expanding retail footprint significantly (WWD)
CULTURE
  • Angelica Cheung left Vogue China, what’s next for Chinese media? (BoF)
  • Seizing fashion’s homeware opportunity (BoF)
  • As Instagram becomes a shopping mall, Twitter becomes Instagram (High Snobiety)
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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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Gucci goes into resale, future of fashion week, Burberry and IBM collab

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

TOP STORIES
  • The pros and cons of virtual showrooms (BoF)
  • Department stores’ decade of decline (Retail Dive)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Burberry, IBM interns collab on product tracing system (WWD)
  • H&M launches the first and only-in-store recycling machine (Fashion United)
  • How the climate crisis is reshaping luxury (BoF)
  • How Tommy Hilfiger is working toward a more sustainable and inclusive fashion industry (Fast Company)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • Has the Gen Z gender neutral-store arrived? (Vogue Business)
  • H&M launches virtual assistant, live chat with Google services (Retail Dive)
  • Browns introduces new services, from fitness to hypnotherapy (WWD)
  • David’s Bridal debut AR, 3D dress shopping (Retail Dive)
  • Why Gucci is getting into resale (BoF)
  • Will luxury players embrace China’s D2C’s revolution? (Jing Daily)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Will beauty’s TikTok love affair last? (BoF)
  • Party City tapped by Nextdoor for Halloween AR ‘treat map’ (Retail Dive)
  • Instagram expands shoppable beauty commerce for IGTV and Reels (Glossy)
PRODUCT

BUSINESS

  • Levi’s returns to profitability (WWD)
  • Arnault buys influence through media deals in France (Bloomberg)
  • Should luxury build resale into its business model? (BoF)
  • Rent The Runway CEO discusses how coronavirus impacted business (WWD)
CULTURE
  • The future of fashion week? Look to Shanghai (Vogue Business)
  • What will consumers really want to wear come spring? (WWD)
  • Petwear: the emerging marketing in the fashion industry (Fashion United)
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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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Cos launches second-hand retail, retail’s pandemic imperative, Nike launches maternity line

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

TOP STORIES
  • Will American retail rise again? (BoF)
  • Struggling retailers brace for a muted holiday season (NYT)
  • Global fashion weeks adapt to post-coronavirus landscape (WWD)
SUSTAINABILITY & PURPOSE
  • Tommy Hilfiger commits to going circular. Will it work?  (Vogue Business)
  • French fashion players ask consumers for help with sustainability (WWD)
  • Cos launches second hand platform, Resell (Fashion United)
  • Timberland’s products will be fully circular by 2030 (Fast Company)
RETAIL & COMMERCE
  • Retailers embrace outdoor-oriented events and features to boost pedestrian traffic (WWD)
  • Will travel retail rebound? Beauty says yes (Vogue Business)
  • How invisible technology and infrastructure overhauls will save retail (Digiday)
  • Retail’s pandemic imperative: reinventing the front end (Retail Dive)
  • Why poor service will destroy your luxury brand (Jing Daily)
  • Wholesale isn’t dead, it just needs to take risks, return to its roots (WWD)
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • What the future of TikTok means for retail (Retail Dive)
  • Retailers are turning to AI for in-store marketing (Modern Retail)
  • Instagram’s livestream shopping sees early beauty adopters (Glossy)
  • How to improve digital fashion shows (WWD)
PRODUCT
  • Tommy Hilfiger taps into modest fashion market, with launch of first hijab (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • Nike launches a maternity line (Fast Company)
  • UGG gets into apparel in a more serious way with launch of seasonal ready-to-wear collection (WWD)
BUSINESS
  • Will Bloomingdale’s grab hold of the luxury products market? (Retail Wire)
  • Levi’s reshapes BTS strategy with group video and augmented reality (WWD)
  • PVH posts surprise profit as stay-at-home lifts casual clothing demand (Reuters)
  • Increasing prices during Covid-19? Chanel, Louis Vuitton show it works (Vogue Business)
  • Zalando expands its luxury offering (TheIndustry.Fashion)
  • Victoria’s Secret’s next move (WWD)
CULTURE
  • Shift in consumer behavior post-lockdown (Fashion United)
  • Domestic luxury shopping is here to stay in China – to the dismay of overseas retailers (Jing Daily)
  • How influencers are protecting themselves against misbehaving brands (BoF)