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Get Dressed!

Putting on clothes is a daily, mundane task that most of us perform with little or no thought. We may never take into consideration the multiple steps and physical motions involved when we’re getting dressed in the mornings. But that is precisely what needs to be explored when attempting to capture the motion of dressing...

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A World Without Brick-And-Mortar Stores? Even Avid Online Shoppers Say, ‘No, Thanks’

It has been dubbed the “retail apocalypse” – the widespread shuttering of brick-and-mortar stores across America in the wake of online shopping’s skyrocketing popularity. But how do consumers feel about this changing retail landscape? University of Arizona researcher Sabrina Helm decided to find out in a new study published in the Journal of Retailing and Consumer...

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Move Over CEOs: Designers Have Arrived in Corporate Boardrooms

Design is heading to a corporate boardroom near you. Its form is not a chair, handbag or technology. It is human. This new type of designer is equally comfortable in a navy suit or black turtleneck. Fuelled by top-selling business books and management consultant reports, this latest design movement is all about customer-tailored companies thriving...

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CyberLink Honors Winners of the “AI Meets Beauty” Image Recognition Challenge

CyberLink today announced the winners of the “AI Meets Beauty Challenge”. The Challenge, hosted by CyberLink Corp., Perfect Corp. and National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), illustrates a real-life smart retail scenario – using AI to identify a beauty care item from an image of a product snapped anywhere in the real world. It attracted 97 teams from 13 countries,...

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Corra Launches Avant: The Only Fashion-Focused SAP Accelerator

Corra is launching Avant, the only SAP Commerce Cloud-qualified accelerator designed to meet the needs of fashion brands. This refined solution reduces both cost and time-to-market of a typical SAP Commerce Cloud implementation by up to 40%, allowing fashion retailers to bypass the need for costly customizations and to invest more budget in strategic business initiatives....

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$280.6 Billion Opportunity for the Global Footwear Market by 2023

The global footwear market is expected to expand at an overall annual compound growth rate (CAGR) of 3.44% from 2018 to 2023, leading to a global revenue of USD 280.61 billion by 2023, according to a new report from ResearchAndMarkets.com. Based on the various products available, the global footwear market has been classified into athletic and...

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Michael Kors Expanding Global Fashion Luxury Group with Acquisition of Versace

Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) announced today that a definitive agreement has been signed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Italian luxury fashion house Gianni Versace S.p.A. for a total enterprise value of Euro 1.83 billion or approximately US$2.12 billion. Versace, long recognized as one of the world’s leading luxury fashion companies, is synonymous...

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When Political Ideology Shapes Luxury Buying

Political allegiance has a critical role in the decision to buy luxury goods. New empirical research by David Dubois, Associate Professor of Marketing at INSEAD, Jeehye Christine Kim of Hong Kong UST Business School and Brian Park of J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, shows that conservative shoppers are much more...

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Cocktail Sneakers Redefines Sneaker Culture for Women

Cocktail Sneakers announced their company launch with a new line of fashion sneakers. The all-female company is redefining sneaker culture for women with a line of sneakers that transition seamlessly from casual daywear to more elegant evening attire, complementing the active woman’s lifestyle. After discovering a void in the marketplace, Cocktail Sneakers founder, Susan Hassett, was...

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Bond No. 9’s Governors Island

When the Dutch explorers first encountered New York, they missed Manhattan by a matter of yards, landing instead on a hickory-, oak- and chestnut tree-laden offshore island. Soon enough, the local Lenape Indians ceded its 172 acres to the new settlers—marking the official start of the State of New York.  And then the British took over, turning this little island into home base...