Delivery: both a brand experience and retail disruptor – Wired Retail conference

Yesterday's highly anticipated Wired Retail conference in London covered much of the ground you’d expect from a magazine with a focus on What’s Next – mobile, social commerce, next-gen search, and the power of big data. But one highlight was a look at a previously unloved part of the retail journey – delivery. US retailers learnt the hard way last Holiday that ...
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Coca-Cola and OPI Nail Lacquers

Teaming up with Coca-Cola, OPI has launched a limited-edition shade featuring snowy white hearts floating in a red and white glitter. Bearest of Them All can be used alone or as a top coat and comes complete with a fluffy, white, Coca-Cola polar bear gift. Also emerging from this collaboration is the Coca-Cola and OPI Trio Set which includes three shades ...
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Alfredo Häberli for Kvadrat

Argentine-Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli has designed a new collection of knitted textiles for Kvadrat, which was launched at this year's London Design Festival. Häberli's third collaboration with the Danish textile company comprises four ranges: Nebula, Nadir and Galaxy, as well as Eclipse, a blackout curtain. The designer drew inspiration from details in a floral Japanese picture and clusters of stars to develop
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This shouldn’t be a surprise: it’s all about mobile this ‘Black Friday’

The madness that is the Holiday season is upon us and with it retail deals flying right, left and centre in a bid to capture the attention – and wallets – of the hungry shopper. One in five consumers will hit stores on Thanksgiving Day itself this year with the aim of getting in early on those Black Friday deals, and ...
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BEIJING: 10 Corso Como

Following the footstep of its Shanghai store just last year, the coveted 10 Corso Como has opened its second location in Beijing's Shin Kong Place.
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The Bomber Jacket: New York Men’s November Street Shots

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Guy Bourdin: Image Maker at Somerset House

This week sees the opening of a new photography exhibition at Somerset House in London which focuses on the influential and enigmatic work of Guy Bourdin. The largest exhibition of its kind to be shown in the UK, it will feature over 100 pieces of his work, alongside previously unseen material, spanning the length of his 40-year career from Man Ray’s ...
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Glade Gets It Right With This Experiential Pop-Up

Glade, the US-based home fragrance brand, opened an impressive pop-up this week in New York City's Meatpacking District. Experience, not selling, was clearly top of mind for the brand since the storefront and the space is free of any big Glade logo or products that customers can purchase. Instead, Glade focuses on taking customers on a multi-sensory journey that goes like ...
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Hackett caters to City customer with new London store

British menswear brand Hackett has opened a new store in the heart of the City of London, at 55 Old Broad Street. The 150sq m store has been designed with the City customer in mind, offering the brand’s full range of bespoke, made-to-measure and personal tailoring services. Personalisation is a strong focus of the new space: alongside a bespoke service ...
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M&S Press Day

Yesterday we visited the spring/summer 2015 press preview for M&S kidswear. The collection was full of fun and fresh prints for the coming season with spring bloom partywear and a monochrome story dominating girlswear. For boys, dinosaur jacquard knits, creepy crawlies and wild animals colourfully decorate jumpers, tops and tees. We saw a little bit of vintage nostalgia emerge in ...
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LONDON: Allen Jones exhibition

This autumn the Royal Academy showcases a major exhibition of Allen Jones’ work, the first in the UK since 1995.
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Gap in management shake-up, slashes year-end outlook, shares hit

Gap issued a profit warning late Thursday alongside major leadership changes at its signature and Banana Republic brands. The US apparel retail giant also said a highly competitive Holiday season would again be all about discounting. Unsurprisingly, its shares fell nearly 5% in after-hours trading. Jeff Kirwan, 48, has been promoted to global president of the Gap brand, succeeding Stephen Sunnucks, ...
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Murad Skincare Opens First Flagship Store in Los Angeles

America’s first doctor developed skincare brand Murad has opened its official flagship store on Los Angeles’ famed West 3rd Street. Founded in 1989 by certified dermatologist and pharmacist Dr. Howard Murad, the stand-alone retail space spans across 1,500sq-ft and aims to highlight the brand’s commitment to Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health Philosophy, which inspires people to ‘look better, live better and feel ...
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Target turns corner with surprise profits gain, even Canada rebounds

Target Corp is showing distinct signs of recovery as the US-based value retail giant Wednesday beat its own domestic Q3 sales forecast while delivering a surprise profit hike, emerging from the costly data-breach shadows. Even its beleaguered Canadian ops rebounded in the quarter. The good news sent its shares up 7.4% to $72.50, its highest level in more than a year ...
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Crafted Christmas: Decorations by Rose Velours

French homewares company Rose Velours has unveiled a range of hand-crafted textile decorations for the holiday season.
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