November 20, 2019 Full Podcast Episode 4 When Chris Bossola opened Blues Recycled Clothing in 1996, “all three TV stations came because they couldn’t believe that we were selling vintage, used Levi’s for $35. They thought it was crazy.” Nearly 25 years later, what started with a 200 square foot store in Richmond, Virginia has […]

November 5, 2019 By Sheena Butler-Young Originally published on Footwear News. I love what I do. But there are days I look to my left or right and wonder if what I do is enough. Am I making a real difference? For decades, the fashion industry — depending on whom you ask — has either battled or embraced its reputation of being superficial, inconsequential, trend-obsessed and even faddish.

November 3, 2019 The groundbreaking partnership with Evrythng and Avery Dennison enables Ralph Lauren, and the whole industry, to unlock true traceability at scale By Kaley Roshitsh Ralph Lauren Corp. is set to digitize its entire product line beginning with the Polo brand, partnering with real-time Internet of Things software platform Evrythng and global materials […]

October 8, 2019 Responses to offensive product launches are gender- and market-specific, with more women than men expecting immediate action in both the US and UK, according to a recent survey from First Insight. By Rachel Deeley LONDON, United Kingdom — When it comes to diversity and inclusion, consumers are holding brands to account with […]

September 24, 2019 By Mary Hanbury • In a conversation with Business Insider, 29-year-old Australian entrepreneur Nick Molnar explained why buynow, pay-later shopping models are resonating with millennials who have scarred by recession. • Molnar said that this generation prefers to spend their own money rather than engage in interest-bearing loans or credit cards. • […]

September 16, 2019 By Jessica Binns When it comes to sustainability in fashion, what’s hidden on the inside counts, too. That’s what Chargeurs wants apparel companies to keep in mind as brands of all stripes attempt to pivot toward responsible sourcing. The 147-year-old French maker of apparel interlinings is launching the Sustainable 50, a collection […]

September 3, 2019 By Aarthi Swaminathan Microlending is surging, and Afterpay is riding the wave. The Australian fintech company — which offers buy now, pay later options for consumers — announced stunning huge results, noting that the underlying global sales for the fiscal year of 2019 increased by 140% to $5.2 billion. The company — […]

July 29, 2019 By Maghan McDowell With backing from Forerunner Ventures and Y Combinator, Zyper is positioning “super fans” as an alternative to paid influencers. Vogue Business Key takeaways: Zyper, a marketing platform that connects brands with top fans instead of traditional influencers, has raised $6.5 million from Talis Capital, Forerunner Ventures and Y Combinator. This […]

June 20, 2019 By Hanna Kozlowska “STOP Encouraging Influencers,” and “DEAD END – Awkwardly Branded Captions Up Ahead #SPON,” declare street signs sprinkled around the world’s biggest marketing festival, Cannes Lions, which is held in June in France. The signs are trying to point out to the world’s top marketers that influencers, who are supposed […]

June 10, 2019 By Angela Velasquez Denim shoppers can “buy now, pay later” for the latest pair of Levi’s. The U.S. denim brand is the latest to partner with Afterpay, the digital platform that offers consumers interest-free installment plans for in-store and online purchases. The payments company recently announced new partnerships with Levi’s, Ray-Ban, O’Neill […]

June 5, 2019 By Samantha Hurst Afterpay, a digital platform that offers interest-free installment plans for online purchases, announced on Wednesday it has formed new partnerships with Levi’s, Ray-Ban, O’Neill, and Tarte Cosmetics, among many other brands and retailers in the U.S. Afterpay reported that since launching in the country just over a year ago, […]

January 29, 2019 The select group of business leaders will offer their insights on retailing and related topics By Joanne Friedrick, Contributing Editor NEW YORK—A podcast designed to help executives navigate the changing retail landscape was launched by the Retail Influencer Network—a group of industry leaders with decades of experience. Making its debut with commentary […]

January 24, 2019 “Retales From the Frontline” podcasts will cover such topics as entrepreneurs and their new formats, brand storytelling and Millennial shoppers. By David Moin There’s a new source for industry insight. The Retail Influencer Network has launched a podcast series titled “Retales from the Frontline,” covering such topics as entrepreneurs and their new […]

July 3, 2018 by Jeff Kauflin, Forbes Staff Layaway is a decades-old, much-maligned way to finance something you can’t immediately afford, since it often leads to exorbitant interest rates. Now a young Australian entrepreneur has taken a Millennial twist on the practice and built a booming business. Afterpay, a consumer lending company based in Sydney, […]

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