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Starbucks To Start Delivering In 2015

Coming soon: Pumpkin spice lattes, delivered piping hot and extra pumpkin-y, right to your office doorstep.<p>In its quarterly earnings call on Thursday, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said that the coffee chain planned on implementing a mobile ordering and payment system set to launch in the second …

Coffee

534 Apple Products On One Giant Poster

Everyone always wants the very best and newest Apple product [poster]. So if you have an old Apple product [poster], you may want to replace it immediately with this new Apple product [poster]. Because the last thing you want is for your boss to walk into your office, his latest Apple product …

Graphic Design

Jones Snowboards' Mountain Surfer

It's safe to say no name is as linked to backcountry snowboarding as Jeremy Jones—so much so, his name is rarely seen without "Big Mountain" preceding it. Under his eponymous brand, Jones Snowboards, he has designed and released a wide array of heavy terrain-specific snowboard designs. Though his …

Extreme Sports

Architizer

Watch 4 Sisters Transform in 40 Years of 40 Portraits

The Brown sisters's family portraits will be showcased in a new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.<p>During the summer of 1975, the Brown sisters started a family tradition that would last forty years, resulting in a published book and an exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art this November. …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available …

Mobile Technology

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Beaches

Our All-Time Favorite Volcano Pictures

National Geographic digs into its archives to find the most stunning and surprising photographs of volcanoes around the world.

Jony Ive says Apple Watch will include Fitbit-like silent alarm clock feature to wake you up

This past week, Apple design head Jony Ive spoke about a range of topics, including the Apple Watch, at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. Ive noted that the development of the Watch was more difficult than the iPhone because of the historical precedence of wrist-worn timepieces. In more …

Pictures of the Week 10.30.14

7 Jackets Every Fashionable Woman Should Own

Shop seven basic styles—from the trench to the boucle to le smoking—that are as timeless as they are chic.<p>Consider it the punctuation in personal style or the perfect end to many sartorial stories. The right jacket solves nearly all wardrobe conundrums and more often than not makes a look. Shop …

Proenza Schouler

Space NK's Nicky Kinnaird on the Biggest Skin Care Mistakes You're Probably Making Right Now

Photo: Getty Images<p>Once upon a time, it seemed perfectly fine to slather yourself in tanning oil or dive under the covers with a face caked in makeup. Those days are long gone. According to Nicky Kinnaird, founder of cult luxury beauty retailer Space NK, it's never too early—or late—to start …

Why is Apple hiring luxury fashion execs? It wants to be a lifestyle brand

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Getty Images<p>Apple’s hire of Angela Ahrendts, CEO of British fashion label Burberry, has both tech and fashion …

Former Amazon Employee Explains How The Company's Business Model Really Works

Last week, Amazon reported its second straight quarterly loss. Instead of dumping the stock, investors bought more pushing Amazon to new heights and prompting analysts to slap $400+ price targets on it.<p>This oddity — Amazon getting rewarded for not making money — led to the usual jokes on Twitter …

eCommerce

Here's What The Store Of The Future Will Look Like (Hint: Not Amazon)

Few would dispute Amazon’s status as the titan of the e-commerce world, selling more online than its next 12 competitors combined. But given the ubiquity of Jeff Bezos and his bookstore-killer, it’s easy to lose perspective.<p>Amazon made $61 billion in sales worldwide last year — just 13% of what …

Starbucks Touts Mobile Adoption

When it comes to mobile innovation, Starbucks has long been held as the gold standard for other retailers to follow. What that means is Starbucks has …

Start-Up Store Modernizes Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Rushing down Tenth Avenue in Chelsea last week between dinner and drinks, I couldn’t resist ducking into a charming space simply named STORY. I was enchanted by what I saw once inside. NYC retail space STORY is curated like a magazine, revolves like a gallery, and sells things like a store. That …

Online retailers move into bricks and mortar stores

<b>With the inexorable rise of online shopping, there have been gloomy predictions about the future of the bricks and mortar, High Street store.</b><p>Yet it seems that reports of its imminent demise may have been exaggerated.<p>In a new twist, established e-commerce businesses are increasingly opening physical …

National Retail Federation

MarieClaire.com's Inspiration Board

Each week we're bringing you a snippet of what's currently inspiring us, from shoes to fabric to food to jewels.<p>Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @marieclairemag for more up-to-the-minute shots!