Betting on E-commerce, Painting Pringle, Sak’s Sadove sits down, Bar code check-in, Saboteur’s geek chic

Handmade apparel on Etsy by Qinliumei | Source: Etsy

Why e-commerce IPOs will soon be the smarter buy (Venture Beat)
“In Silicon Valley, market-watchers are looking to digital media in its many forms — social networks, tablet apps, user-generated content — to revive the IPO market… But there’s a smarter bet for investors: e-commerce.”

Pringle of Scotland: painting by jumpers (Telegraph)
“To celebrate Pringle’s 195th birthday, it has partnered with the Serpentine Gallery in London… Together they have invited a group of Scottish artists to lend their aesthetic to reinterpreting the twinset and the Argyle pattern.”

Saks’s Sadove Interview on Luxury Retail Sales (Bloomberg)
“Stephen Sadove, chief executive officer of Saks, talks about the retailer’s sales strategy and the luxury goods market. He speaks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s ‘Taking Stock.'”

Sequins, Fur and Bar Codes (WSJ)
“The hottest accessory at New York fashion week this year may be a bar code… The new check-in technology, though common in other industries and even a few individual fashion shows, hasn’t been used in other major fashion weeks in Milan or Paris.”

Designer Hopes to Bring Chic to Geeks (NY Times)
“Internet entrepreneurs are not known for their keen fashion sense… Which is why Kristen Slowe, a product developer and fashion designer, is hoping to cater to geeks who want to dress a little bit sleeker with an online clothing line called Saboteur.”