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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.

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.

The robots are coming: new developments from delivery to valet parking and plant imitators

From Amazon Scout, to Gatwick airport's robot valets, this week has been key for some (almost) practical and commercial developments in robotics. Check out WGSN's highlights.

Lyst launches Specialist Intelligence Unit to keep trainer lovers ahead of the pack

With sneaker power still in full sprint mode, news that Lyst’s latest project is called Sneaker Intelligence Unit comes as no surprise. WGSN reports

This new concept could be the future of peer-to-peer fashion retail

Storr, a new app-based digital marketplace, allows anyone to 'open a store from their phone in three clicks'. It's poised to change the face of peer-to-peer fashion retail.

Nike Adapt BB: Personalisation, connectivity and future footwear

Nike’s latest shoe innovation isn’t simply about advanced materials and boosters that improve performance. The new Adapt BB offering is, ultimately, about personalisation, and linking up shoe tech with the smartphone.

2019’s big growth area? Smart homes, waste reduction and keeping it simple

Smart home devices were among the hottest sellers for the Holiday season, but if you want to take advantage of consumer interest in new tech for the home in 2019, keeping it simple and functional is key. 

Fashion goes tech: Stella McCartney’s sustainable push

As we move into 2019, winning fashion brands will be those that prove to consumers that sustainable fashion doesn't have to mean a compromise on aesthetics. Stella McCartney speaks to WIRED UK on her part in the sustainable movement.

The year that fashion went viral: Lyst’s 2018 Year in Fashion Report

Lyst's Year in Fashion report is live. From the virality of Instagram, to this year's fashion influencers - it's a deep dive into the sartorial state of 2018. Here are the key takeaways.

Wendy Yu on the BoF China Prize and the 2019 trends-to-watch

Following the announcement of the $100,000 BoF China Prize in partnership with Yu Holdings, WGSN sat down with the investment company's millennial Founder and CEO Wendy Yu. One to watch, Yu was invited this year to join the prestigious Met Gala Committee, and was named as a 30 Under 30 by Forbes China.

New fashion frontiers: Vogue Paris Fashion Festival takeaways

The luxury industry insiders met in Paris this weekend to discuss a more strategic future—the theme of this third edition of the Vogue Paris Fashion Festival was “new fashion frontiers”, with a goal of broadening the luxury world’s mindset.

Purple Tuesday: A step towards accessible retail

Disability organisation Purple is behind 'Purple Tuesday', the UK's first accessible shopping day. Pushing inclusive design, it's something we've been tracking here at WGSN.