Estée Lauder unveils new digital platform

Estée Lauder has re-launched a brand new digital platform which links commerce, content and service in one place. Original editorial content, which is also shoppable, and inspirational stories can be found in the The Estée Edit section on the site. Unveiled this week, the ‘digital flagship’ website enables users to interact online, shop for products and create a personalised experience. “This ...
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Essence Vending Machine: Cosmoprof Bologna 2015

At last month's Cosmoprof Bologna trade fair, Essence unveiled a vending machine which proved to be a huge hit with attendees at the show. Long queues of women waited eagerly to get their hands on one of the Essence Gel Nail Polishes displayed inside. “Beauty dollars” were handed out to consumers enabling them to receive a free nail polish.
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Special Delivery #ComingSoon

The Instagram account of Alexander Wang toyed with us this week at the WGSN HQ. Since the first post of a pregnancy stick with ??? on the 1st April 2015 (no fools here) speculation has been brewing around a Kidswear line launching imminently. Following North West's appearance at Fashion week wearing a custom Alexander Wang outfit, anticipation remains even after the ...
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Early Easter gives US chain stores sales unrealistic boost, April to suffer

The topsy-turvy world of Easter-inclusive comp sales reporting in the US came into stark focus Thursday. With March performances skewed by an early Easter this year against a later positioning a year ago, figures mostly came in misleadingly high. Those chain stores still reporting monthly results noted April will be hit as a result and emphasised combined sales for both March and ...
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69 Worldwide Proves Big Is Back

Self-proclaimed "No-gender, No-demographic" denim label 69 worldwide is taking androgynous clothing to a new level this season. We've been long time followers of Los Angeles-based label 69 since the brand launched a few years back with their collection of ultra-baggy unisex denim goods. Self-declared a "No-gender, no-demographic" community, the label is straightforward and unapologetic with its collection that goes against any convention or ...
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Dazzling projections by Aakash Nihalani

We have been researching digital illusions and eye-catching projects for a while now, with optical and deceptive patterns being a key direction across A/W 16/17 macro trend, OffBeat. That's why when we came across Aakash Nihalani's mesmerising work we couldn't but be hypnotized by the repeating movement. 
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"Overlap" by Aakash Nihalani

Fast Retailing mega growth plan on track as H1 proves to be a bumper season

Fast Retailing has one of the most ambitious long-term sales and profits targets in global retail and if its latest set of results is anything to go by, we’re not going to argue. The Japanese giant saw its net profit soaring 56% in the six months to February, while operating profits soared 40%. The company also upped its earnings forecast Thursday ...
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COPENHAGEN: The Standard Gets Redesign

Situated near the harbour and Copenhagen’s famous Nyhavn, The Standard Copenhagen has undergone a redesign with impressive results.
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Bend Goods launches print catalogue

LA-based design and manufacturing company Bend Goods has released a print catalogue that showcases the brand's signature wire furniture and innovative design direction.
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Sun shines across Hudson’s Bay, outlook strong, work on Saks’ Manhattan flagship upgrade to start summer

All appears calm in a sunny Hudson’s Bay despite turbulent times for Canadian retail. The venerable retail giant had plenty of good news to deliver Tuesday with its businesses across the North America divide performing strongly in both Q4 and fiscal 2014, boosted further by an outlook that predicts an even sunnier 2015. Stealing the main headline had to be its ...
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Illamasqua: Gel Sculpt & Gel Colour

  Last week we went along to Illamasqua’s new Gel Sculpt & Gel Colour product launch and met the lovely Alex Box - the brand’s creative director. The event - which took place at the make-up brand’s flagship London store on Beak Street – showcased the unveiling of three new contouring sticks. Contouring products are a hot trend in beauty right ...
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Looming election and dull skies keep shoppers out of stores over Easter, but online benefits

It all started off with some promising predictions of increased footfall but for retailers in the UK, Easter turned out to be something of a disappointment, despite a few bright spots. Uncertainty around who will be in government after next month’s general election met poor weather head-on and dealt a surprisingly hefty blow to UK retailers’ Easter public holiday weekend, which ...
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Beringer Taste Station dispenses flavour strips for in-store wine tastings

Californian wine brand Beringer has developed a new point-of-sale concept that enables customers to taste test different wines before they buy them. Flavoured strips are dispensed from boxes that mount onto shelves in front of the product, offering a customer experience that has more in common with perfume testing than conventional beverage retail.
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SHANGHAI: Fashion Week for Foodies

The Asian catwalks season draws to an end with the final stop in Shanghai.
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Kapital Sakura Rivets

Last week we spent time in Tokyo: researching, street shooting, attending events and searching for denim inspiration. And we timed our visit perfectly, as it was perfect Saruka (Cherry Blossom) time. Inspirational Japanese denim brand, Kapital celebrate this very special time of year with a very special series of events at their stores. The Sakura Rivet is a specially designed pink, ...
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