M&S has announced the launch of Live Shopping on its website, offering customers a new way to find inspiration and shop with the retailer and tapping into the growing livestreaming trend, which is expected to account for 10 to 20 percent of global e-commerce by 2026.
Amazon has announced that it is poised to open its first physical apparel store later this year at The Americana at Brand, Los Angeles. The space promises to revolutionise shopping for clothes, harnessing the e-commerce behemoth’s technology and operations wizardry.
Russian search engine, Yandex has branched out into fashion retail, according to a report published by Reuters.
The Lycra Company has announced the launch of Lycra One, an online customer portal said to empower brands, retailers and garment makers to connect to a global network of mills in one convenient platform.
The e-commerce division of Saks Fifth Avenue is preparing to list in the first half of next year, according to a report published by The Wall Street Journal, quoting ‘people familiar with the matter’ as its source.
Dior’s beauty arm has teamed up with South Korean social media app Zepeto to launch a digital makeup collection, aimed at a Gen Z audience.
Zalando and Sephora have announced that they have signed a strategic partnership to create an online prestige beauty destination for European shoppers.
Fake online reviews will be behind some US$3.96 billion of online fashion sales in the US and US$800 million of beauty and personal care buys, according to a study conducted by CHEQ and the University of Baltimore.
Bottega Veneta is taking a step back from social, according to a report published by Bloomberg. The luxury leather goods brand has wiped its Weibo account, says Bloomberg, just a month after it disabled its Instagram feed.
Japanese fashion retail site ZOZO has announced the launch of its new beauty platform ZOZOCOSME, which is set to go live in March.