Apple Watch Threatens Mid-Range Swiss Brands

Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar | Source: Tissot

Swatch Group AG’s Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar watch has a compass, tells the altitude and runs on solar power. It costs $1,250 — more than three times the smartwatch Apple Inc. unveiled yesterday, putting it squarely in the crosshairs of the tech giant’s latest gizmo.

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Exclusive First Look: Six Design ‘Iconoclasts’ Interpret Louis Vuitton’s Monogram

Karl Lagerfeld and Frank Gehry for Louis Vuitton | Photo: Karl Lagerfeld for Harper's Bazaar

Today, BoF brings you an exclusive first look at Louis Vuitton’s ‘Celebrating Monogram’ collaboration with six art and design legends: Karl Lagerfeld, Frank Gehry, Cindy Sherman, Marc Newson, Christian Louboutin and Rei Kawakubo, each of whom have re-imagined the fashion powerhouse’s iconic monogram.

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Smartphones Make Catwalks Instantly Shoppable

BCBG MAX AZRIA spring/summer 2015 | Source: NowFashion

Fashionistas who want the latest looks from New York’s Fashion Week no longer need an invite to the exclusive event. A group of tech savvy women are making designs from the catwalk instantly shoppable for deep-pocketed consumers thousands of miles away.

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In Japan’s Largest E-Commerce Deal, Rakuten Acquires Ebates For $1 Billion

Rakuten, the largest e-commerce site in Japan | Source: Shutterstock

Rakuten Inc. agreed to buy U.S. rebates website Ebates Inc. in Japan’s largest e-commerce deal on record as the operator of the country’s biggest online mall seeks overseas growth through acquisitions.

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Twitter Testing ‘Buy’ Button as E-Commerce Plans Take Shape

Twitter | Source: Shutterstock

For Twitter Inc., a tweet will soon be more than a form of communication or an ad — it will be an invitation to buy. The San Francisco-based microblogging company is testing a “buy” button so consumers can purchase directly from tweets posted on its service.

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