Anya Hindmarch’s dreams, Personalising the future, A tailored approach, Black Friday creep, Why Kate matters

Anya Hindmarch Cooper Tote | Source: Purseblog

Dreaming of Clasps and Tassels (WSJ)
“Handbag designer Anya Hindmarch designs in her sleep—literally. Some of her best-selling ideas come in the early hours of light sleep at her London townhouse, when a dream culminates in an image of a bag, shoe or detail like a clasp or tassel.”

The Future Will Be Personalized (Tech Crunch)
“Today, we live in a world where we’re constantly overwhelmed by information. There are over 90M tweets per day, 34 hours of YouTube video uploaded every minute, and every Facebook user has an average of 130 friends.”

Luxury Brands Tailoring Approach to the Web (IHT)
“‘The tools are there now to create the same luxurious atmosphere that you have in a shop… You can come up with beautiful sites that are not just beautiful but also functional.’”

Black Friday Creeps Into Thanksgiving (WSJ)
“Thanksgiving Day was long considered a commercial-free zone… But an increasing number of stores are getting a jump on the Friday shopping hordes by opening on Thanksgiving.”

What Kate wears and why it matters (FT)
“What Kate Middleton wears on her wedding day does matter. And not just because it will give a lucrative boost to some designer, but because the royal family – especially the one who is going to become a king… is one of the few pure symbols we have left.”