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The CBD wave: Retail’s big names get on board

As the CBD snowball gets bigger and bigger, the ingredient is becoming increasingly mainstream, and WGSN are watching it travel and impact across several verticals; from beauty to wellness and personal care.

Fashion Week need-to-knows: London retail

In town for London Fashion Week? If you find yourself in-between shows this season – or you’re trying to dodge the Fashion Week frenzy – take a look at some of the best store openings across the British capital.

Frieze goes Hollywood in its LA debut

Keen to piggyback the momentum of awards season, along with the celebrity and influencer cachet that goes with it, Frieze is finally making its West Coast launch.

Generation rent: Ikea to trial furniture subscriptions

‘Generation Rent’ has a new ally in the form of homewear retailer Ikea. The flat pack empire that has spent decades selling us furniture and homewares is looking at testing a concept in Switzerland to hire out furniture.

Fashion Week need-to-knows: New York retail

New York Fashion Week is around the corner. So if you find yourself in-between shows this season – or you're trying to dodge the fashion week frenzy – take a look at some of the best store openings across the city. WGSN's Alice Gividen reports.

The art of collaboration: Anthropologie teams up with British artists from Artfully Walls

Lifestyle retailer Anthropologie has announced its next London pop-up exhibition, opening this February - this time in collaboration with Artfully Walls. Take a look at some of the featured artists.

Meet Backdrop, the Millennial-friendly paint brand

The Glossier of paint, new D2C brand Backdrop has an approachable, Millennial-friendly attitude that makes interior design feel accessible, as well as making home decorating a more Instagrammable experience.

South African creative Chad Hanning on the importance of street art

Whether you call it street art or graffiti, the art form is known for embracing everything from social issues to street life. For South African creative Chad Hanning, the power and longevity of street art, lies in its messaging. 

Baby tech booms at CES 2019

CES 2019 includes a wave of smart, sleek new gadgets and devices aimed at millennial mothers. WGSN's Sarah Housley reports from the showfloor

Introducing Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives for 2019

Each year Design Indaba, in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture, drafts a new crop of South Africa’s budding creative minds to form part of the Emerging Creatives platform. Here, we introduce the names to know for architecture, interiors and spatial design

One Nine Eight Five: British sustainable homeware

With sustainability high on the agenda for 2019, designers and brands are beginning to re-evaluate their environmental impact. One Nine Eight Five is a British homeware brand that celebrates UK manufacturing and uses ethically sourced materials wherever possible.

Hobbycraft’s 2019 craft trends track the rise of the creative consumer

The craft retailer's new trends report spotlights the making projects that will dominate 2019. WGSN's Sarah Housley reports