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Selfridges’ omnichannel goals come into fruition as fiscal 2015-16 ends

Selfridges social media imageBritish department store Selfridges has announced strong results for the 2015-16 financial year, ending Jan. 31, 2016, …

London

Kering : accélération de la croissance au 3e trimestre grâce à Gucci

Le groupe français de luxe a annoncé mardi une accélération de sa croissance au 3e trimestre, son chiffre d'affaires dépassant les 3 milliards …

The Decline Of Premium American Fashion Brands. What Happened, Ralph And Tommy?

Once aspirational, companies like Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger have lost their luster, while innovative new brands are shining bright.<p>Fifteen years ago, when I was in high school, I remember flipping through the pages of <i>Teen Vogue</i> and marveling at glossy Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin …

Trends

Sonos' first store makes the Apple Store look boring

Sonos is preparing to launch its first its first ever flagship retail location in New York City on Tuesday July 19 (101 Greene Street in SoHo, for you locals). I was able to get a tour of the location in before it opens up to the public, and it’s pretty darn cool as far as tech stores go. It kind …

Apple Store

Paris haute couture leaps into the 21st century

Vetements’ revolutionary show, held in a department store, saw weird and wonderful display from alt-thinking label<p>Disruption is a vogue-ish word as overused in the modern fashion industry as “iconic” was in the last decade. But when evening wear at Paris haute couture fashion week means pink velour …

Fashion

How retailers use emotion to make you spend more

Where would you rather shop: a store with high prices and occasional sales or a retailer where prices are consistently low?<p>While reliably cheap …

eCommerce

Facebook, 2C2P’s Qwik Testing Payments via Pages in Thailand (Report)

Facebook is conducting a test in Thailand with 2C2P’s Qwik whereby users can make payments directly on pages via credit cards, debit cards or online …

Google and Levi's Are Now Making Connected Jean Jackets - Bloomberg

It’s been a year since Google first announced its partnership with Levi’s, but only now are the fruits of their collaboration starting to materialize.<p>…

Target Showcases The Best In Connected Living Experiences

This in-store shopping experience could mark a turning point in how electronics are sold

Electronics

Here’s How Airbnb Disrupted the Travel Industry

MONTREAL, Canada—Airbnb became the successful brand it is today by following trends of disruption in the hospitality business that have been around …

Apple unveils nature-filled, solar-powered future for its retail stores worldwide

If you think Apple’s urban retail stores are gorgeous, wait till you see what’s in store for the future of their iconic shops. The tech giant just …

Hong Kong’s luxury brands confronted by changing Chinese tastes

Wander around Hong Kong’s Harbour City on any given weekend, and among the crowds thronging the shopping mall, talk of a downturn might appear …

China

How hotels can personalize the customer experience to compete with Airbnb

The Airbnb service experience (moving from Helsinki to London)I recently relocated my whole life from Helsinki to London with family and all our …

Personalization

Airbnb will pilot packaging deals similar to other hospitality booking sites

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Popular home-share booking site Airbnb is looking to steal more market share in the hospitality market by offering a new hotel-style packaging tool, reports …

Hospitality

The Future of Retail is Fast, Free Delivery

(Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Amazon)<p>Walmart just announced ShippingPass, a test program with annual membership of $49 to get two-day free delivery. Walmart’s latest offer is ostensibly to compete with Amazon Prime’s established program of $99 per year for two-day free delivery. In …

eCommerce

Marriott, Hilton, Mandarin Oriental Among the Most Digitally Adept Hotel Brands

New York-based brand consultancy firm L2 released its annual list of the most digitally savvy hotel brands in the upper upscale and luxury sectors, …

Holy hotels: Former churches you can spend the night in | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Does the thought of spending the night in a church give you the creeps?<p>Then a travel trend dubbed "champing" that's sweeping through England might not be for you.<p>Churches Conservation Trust (CCT), a London-based charity, came up with the idea as a means of offsetting the hefty price tag …

Hotels

Alain Ducasse to Run Luxury Hotel in Versailles

The ensemble is to cost around 15 million euros and will open its doors in 2018.<p><b>TOP CHEF:</b> Alain Ducasse is rolling up his sleeves to set up a luxury …

NET-A-PORTER and Tiffany & Co. Announce Global Collaboration

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NET-A-PORTER and Tiffany & Co. today announced an unprecedented global collaboration to make select Tiffany designs …

Fashion

Hermes opens fifth production facility in France - CPP-LUXURY

Apr 11, 2016<p>The luxury group Hermes on Friday inaugurated a new factory in Hericourt (Haute Saône), the 15th in France entirely devoted to leather …

Bang ! Et Olufsen devient Chinois

<b>Jeudi dernier, un certain Qi Jianhong s'offrait 13,1 % des parts de Bang & Olufsen en plus des 5,6 % qu'il contrôlait déjà. Acquisition faisant</b> …

What to Know About Saint Laurent’s New Creative Director, Anthony Vaccarello

On Monday, Saint Laurent announced that it had appointed Anthony Vaccarello as creative director, following the exit of Hedi Slimane. Here’s what to know about the 33-year-old designer, who will present his first collection for the house in October.<p><b>He’s Belgium-Born and Bred</b><p>Born in Belgium to …

Fashion

What’s The True Potential Of Virtual Reality For Luxury Brands?

2016 is set to catapult virtual reality into the mainstream. But can it truly be leveraged by luxury brands for maximum effect? Cream UK Strategy …

Virtual Reality

Branded Residences: A Luxury Trend On Fire?

All signs indicate that the branded residence sector is experiencing a renaissance, as wealthy property buyers and luxury brands alike flock to make …

Real Estate

Luxury Fashion and Jewelry Brands Dive Into China’s Hospitality and Real Estate Sectors

A rendering of a new development project in Beijing that will house Armani/Casa luxury apartments. (Courtesy Image)Facing a slowdown in China’s …

Luxury

Why Target Is Fast-Tracking Food Innovation

Target is better known for its fashion collaborations and designer home goods than its locally grown cucumbers. But that may be changing.<p>Here’s a dirty little secret about the food business: An apple you pick up at your local supermarket is, on average, 14 months old. By the time you sink your …

Innovation

AILLEURS ET DEMAIN Comment Hublot joue les concierges d’hôtel et pourquoi l’avenir des marques horlogères n’est peut-être pas que dans les montres…

Le 13 / 12 / 2015 à 00:00 Par Grégory Pons<p>L’inconvénient d’un positionnement horloger sur l’art de vivre, c’est que la montre n’est qu’un petit …

In the Future of Retail, We’re Never Not Shopping

Most retail outlets — whether conventional brick-and-mortar shops, digitally enhanced stores like Macy’s in the U.S. or Burberry in the UK, or online stores — assume a traditional three-stage consumption model. The customer experiences a need, shops to satisfy the need, and then consumes or uses …

Foursquare’s Potentially Game-Changing New Tool Can Measure Foot Traffic Generated by Digital Ads

Foursquare is now in the offline sales attribution game.<p>The social/location discovery platform is going after retail marketing budgets and promising …

Vision Quest: 3 Technologies Shaping the Future of Fashion

<b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — From industrial looms to e-commerce, new technologies have remade the fashion world again and again. But oftentimes, new tech-driven innovations take too long to gain acceptance in this famously insular industry rooted in — and yet resistant to — change.<p>Fashion …

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