Fashion retail is in a state of disruption and it is becoming all the more important to focus on the strengths of a physical store. How this could work in today's digital age was demonstrated by the managing directors of three German multi-brand retailers at the convention of the BTE Textile Trade Association […]

Do you have an online shop located in an European country or shipping to Europe? The latest report on the state of European ecommerce, published by the Ecommerce Foundation, is full of useful insights. FashionUnited summarizes its main takeaways below. 1. Most B2C ecommerce is concentrated in Western […]

It doesn’t get more exclusive than this. Net-a-Porter has announced the launch of Extremely Important People (EIP), an invitation-only digital space where users can discover the world’s most sought-after jewelry and watches with the help of a personal shopper. “EIP is designed to take the customer on […]

Canadian department store chain Hudson's Bay has launched a new bilingual iOS app that features functionality for customers shopping online as well as those shopping in store. The key features of the app include a curated homepage showing latest brands and new arrivals, a saved favourites section and […]

After renovating the iconic Boucheron store at 26 Place Vendome, the Kering Group has opened its very first fine jewelry boutique for Gucci located at number 16, according to the Fashion Network. The inauguration of the store also marks the launch of Gucci’s fine jewelry line, with its first collection […]

Italian fashion house Gucci has joined a growing number of fashion brands and retailers that use Augmented Reality (AR) to help potential customers when making their purchasing decisions. Last week, Gucci and technology partner Wannaby added an AR feature to the Gucci App to allow customers to try on […]

Ermenegildo Zegna has tapped a retail veteran and Silicon Valley businessman to join its board of directors. Ron Johnson will be bringing his business expertise to the Italian luxury label. He is best known for being the man behind the growth and innovation of Apple's retail stores as senior vice president […]

H&M is expanding its Klarna payment services, including its buy now, pay later function, to the US market, after the two companies announced a global partnership back in October. The partnership extends across H&M’s online and in-store channels, and aims to provide “frictionless and flexible payments”, […]

Scotch & Soda is delving into the fashion rental trend with an upcoming rental service specifically for menswear. While rental is not a new concept to Scotch & Soda— the Dutch fashion company offers its womenswear through Rent the Runway— the company is tapping into a market that has been overlooked […]

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba wants more international brands to join its online marketplace Tmall. To accomplish this goal, the company has launched an English-language website named Tmall Global where merchants can apply to join the platform. They will be selected based on product category and quality. […]

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