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Google Targets Pinterest, Are Innovation Labs A Necessity?

This week, Google's new "Style Ideas" feature challenges Pinterest's search ambitions, while innovation labs could be crucial in today's tough retail environment.
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  • Tamison O'Connor

Google Makes Fashion Image Searches More Like Pinterest (Tech Crunch)
"Google's new 'Style Ideas' feature will surface inspirational lifestyle images and outfits that show off the fashion product images you had been browsing."

Do Retailers Need Innovation Labs to Stay Alive? (Retail Dive)
"Should major brick-and-mortar retailers invest heavily in innovation labs as a way to experiment and find ways to rejuvenate the physical shopping experience?"

Walmart's Push to Boost Online Fashion Presence With Acquisitions (Reuters)
"A Bonobos deal would mark the company's fourth acquisition of a small online clothing-and-accessories brand since the start of 2017."

Inside Farfetch's Store of the Future (The Business of Fashion)
"Store of the Future could prove to be one of the company's most important moves yet as luxury goods purchases that happen online are expected to plateau at about 20 percent by 2025."

The final frontier for online shopping: Fashion that fits (CBC News)
"A data-driven personalisation platform claims to get 'smarter as we learn more about what fits you and what types of clothes and shoes you love,' and helps to determine a recommended size in the chosen item."

Closing Shop on China's E-Commerce Platforms (China Business Review)
"As high-profile store closures in 2016 demonstrate, e-commerce requires extensive pre-entry knowledge of regulations, a realistic logistics plan, and a local marketing strategy."

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