The top messaging app in China is redesigning key product parts to spread its tentacles to just about every aspect of Chinese life, including its own payment infrastructure, posing a formidable challenge to Apple Pay.
The brand that made crystals into the greatest supporting act in modern fashion design, Swarovski, has a new project: diamonds. It unveiled its first collection of diamond jewelry, and new brand ambassador Naomie Harris.
Demna Gvasalia is keeping things busy at Balenciaga. Two months after staging the most acclaimed show of the Paris fashion season, Balenciaga is preparing a major new store on Avenue Montaigne, the famed shopping strip.
Matchesfashion.com is planning to open a new retail concept space over six floors in the heart of Mayfair, London. The site will include two floors of retail, an events space and three floors of private shopping suites.
Big chains and brands must learn from the more dynamic smaller players in the market, to think about technology, tap into their customers' lifestyles and avoid the squeezed middle says brand strategy guru Camilla Crane.
With a new feature, Facebook is attempting to expand its reach to real world stores. According to TechCrunch, a new feature will let users utilize a QR code to unlock discounts and rewards in brick-and-mortar shops.
Few luxury executives will have a busier year than Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s Fashion President, who has just overseen the launch of the Gabrielle bag; and has four major new flagship boutiques in the pipeline.