Lane Crawford: A Creative Lab for Menswear

HONG KONG, China — Once a retailer catering to colonial elites in British-governed Hong Kong, Lane Crawford has grown into a market-leading department store group with additional stores in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and online, known for setting global luxury industry standards with its bold product assortment, store concepts, visual merchandising and omni-channel “connected commerce” strategy. Often acting as a conduit

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Inside Warby Parker’s First Offline Flagship

Warby Parker Flagship, Soho, New York | Source: Warby Parker

After experimenting with a series of offline “showrooms,” trendy online eyewear company Warby Parker has launched it’s first physical flagship, complete with sensors that replicate online analytics, in New York’s Soho. BoF investigates.

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IMG Partners Up with B2B Online Marketplace Joor

Calvin Klein Autumn/Winter 2013 | Source: Nowfashion.com

NEW YORK, United States — IMG Fashion, the fashion division of global brand and event management giant IMG, which represents designers and produces fashion shows and fashion weeks around the world, has announced a partnership with Joor, a B2B online marketplace that connects brands with retailers and brings the simplicity of B2C e-commerce to what can often be an archaic, paper-intensive wholesale buying process.

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Week in Review | Digital Runway, Loyalty and Satisfaction, NYFW Photo Diary

Week in Review February 11 - 15

Fashion 2.0 | Topshop and Google Plan Data-Savvy Digital Runway (Fashion 2.0) “In recent cycles, fashion shows, once closed industry events, have become something of a spectator sport for the hundreds of thousands of people who follow the play-by-play online. Now, British high street brand Topshop has teamed up with technology giant Google to stage a realtime consumer extravaganza around the live stream of its Topshop Unique show.”

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Thom Browne’s moment, Virtual NYFW, Gap’s comeback, Fashion circus, Twitter trolls

Thom Browne by Dylan Don | Source: The Talks

Being Thom Browne: His Moment Is Now (NY Times) “‘Other designers get cross-pollinated a lot,’ Michael Hainey, deputy editor of GQ, said in discussing Mr. Browne. ‘You know, suddenly everyone’s showing orange this season because that designer’s fabric person is researching the same fabric as three other people. Thom stands apart. He’s always stood apart.’ He is a game-changer, Mr. Hainey added, a

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