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China is the world’s fastest-growing market for “vanity” spending

China is the fastest growing market for the consumption of self-indulgent goods and services aimed at enhancing one’s appearance or status. According to a research note from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, China leads the world growth in the category of so-called “vanity capital,” which includes …

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12 Retail Trends and Predictions for 2015.<p>Check out retail trends and predictions 2016.<p>Similar to our retail trends forecast for 2014, this year’s …

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How Nordstrom Became The Most Successful Retailer

The company's shares have gained 120% in five years. The company is well-positioned to continue that success in the future, according to Deutsche Bank.<p>The department store has focused on a few aspects of the business to stand out.<p>Here's how Nordstrom is beating retailers from Macy's to T.J. …

A Huge Store With Nothing For Sale, A “Girls Only” Mall, And The Future Of Physical Retailing

Offline shopping is ready for its Uber moment.<p>Imagine a mall that caters only to teenaged girls. How about a mall where every second storefront is a restaurant, bar, or café? Or imagine a mall that’s just a gigantic display room, where you can’t actually buy anything.<p>Farfetched? These malls already …

Amazon Secretly Working on New Platform for Inventors

Is it a Kickstarter competitor? Or maybe an Etsy competitor?<p>Amazon sells most of the name-brand electronics you can think of. Now, it appears, it wants to be the place where the next generation of gadget and consumer electronics companies can build their brands from the ground up.<p>Over the last few …

7 Retail Trends That Will Shape How You Shop This Year

The pundits have consulted their crystal balls and have zeroed in on trends poised to shake up, redefine and drive the retail industry — and how we shop — in 2015.<p>Here’s what they foresee:<p><b>1. Amazon Will Finally Face Its Match/Matches</b><p>“While Amazon still clearly rules the digital shopping roost, …

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The Identity Crisis Under the Ink

Americans—particularly Millennials—are getting more tattoos than ever. Is a shifting, increasingly uncertain culture to blame?<p>Some weeks ago, during a bleary-eyed subway ride to work, I found myself staring at a young woman on the other side of the car. She wore business attire with a North Face …

Mexico City

To run down Mexico City’s must-see’s and where-to-be’s, Vogue.com connected with Marco Bochicchio, a 25-year-old local better known by his Instagram handle, @mente_de_rufus.

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Go Big or Go Home. Tokyo's Megastores Are Super-Sized Fun

Tokyo superstores BicQlo, Shinjuku; Yodobashi Camera, Akihabara, and Don Quijote, just about anywhere in town; are big fun. They've refined the concept of 'shop 'til you drop' to the point where you can reach true retail exhaustion without ever leaving the building. That's quite an …

6 Needs of the Millennial Traveler

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‘Boomerang Kids’: Portraits of Millennials Living Back Home with Mom and Dad

<i>Mikey Billings, 29, Statesville, N.C.</i> <i><br>Degree: B.A., Film studies, Full Sail University</i> <i><br>Career Goal: Film or music industry</i> <i><br>Current Job: Working part</i> …

No Glasses Needed: Prototype Smartphone Display Accounts For Your Bad Vision

People with vision problems, rejoice: A team from Microsoft, U.C. Berkeley, and MIT has created an experimental screen technology that would allow you to view your devices clearly without your glasses. The technology is still far from a commercial product, but the prototype–which uses an iPod …

Watch Out Google Glass, Smart Shoes Are On The Way

In India, you’ll be able to wear technology somewhere completely different: On your feet. Lechal is the world’s first interactive haptic feedback …

Today's Design Secret

ELLE DECOR design experts reveal the tricks and tips behind the most beautiful rooms.<p>ELLE DECOR design experts reveal the tricks and tips behind the most beautiful rooms.

33 Gorgeous Reasons to Travel to Milan

Most tourists crowd Italy’s famously beautiful cities like Florence, Rome and Venice, but the photographer Laura La Monaca, of the blog Daily …

Abstract Parisian Rooftops Photographed by Michael Wolf | Colossal

<p>For a photographer living in a major city filled with iconic architecture, museums, and myriad tourist destinations, the struggle to capture an …

11 Places In NYC That Aren't Totally Chaotic

New York is famously chaotic -- indeed, the labyrinth of taxis, the epically-long food lines and the chaotic subway runaround give you pretty much all the skills you'd need to practically survive the apocalypse.<p>But there are hidden moments of bliss in this urban jungle, if you know where to …

Practical Tips To Build Your Street Photography Confidence

en_US<p>article<p>Practical Tips To Build Your Street Photography …

The Week in Review: Why Millennials Matter

Ranging in age from 14 to 34, the millennial generation is a study in contrasts. In spite of their technological savvy, liberal politics and college …

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

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