Forrester’s Digital Go-To-Market Review: Apparel and Footwear

Forrester's Customer Insights

Forrester’s latest Digital Go-To-Market Review evaluates 27 brands in the apparel and footwear sector to see how well they are positioned to thrive independently.

Netflix launches online store to sell apparel and products tied to its shows and brand


The streaming giant in its most recent quarter saw subscriber growth slow following explosive growth last year during the pandemic. There’s also a lot more competition to contend with, as services like Disney+, HBO Max and Paramount+ are taking root


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CLOAK and swagger: Apparel brand teams with Microsoft for ‘Minecraft Dungeons’ fashion line


A “Minecraft Dungeons” cloak available from the apparel company CLOAK. Microsoft and Mojang Studios have partnered with apparel brand CLOAK to take care of that. CLOAK Photo).

Fit Analytics Drives Growth And Profit For Apparel Retailers

Forrester's Customer Insights

In the apparel personalization market, solutions built on fit analytics are achieving both [… This year, NRF was a happy affair: Retailers were celebrating a successful holiday season, year-on-year growth, and a net increase of store openings. Beyond the traditional focus on top-line growth, this year I heard a renewed call to improve the bottom line.

Amazon?s new AI technique lets users virtually try on outfits

Venture Beast

In new papers, Amazon researchers propose techniques that let users virtually try on apparel and find items that complement their wardrobe. AI Big Data Business Commerce Dev Mobile ai Amazon apparel artificial intelligence category-/News clothing fashion machine learning

Razer announces new partnerships aimed at sustainability

Venture Beast

GamesBeat category-/Shopping/Apparel/Clothing Accessories Green Razer sustainability Underwriter LaboratoriesRazer today announced it's partnering with UL and Panerai to help promote sustainability and ocean literacy to gamers. Read More.

Tunic review — Clever like a fox

Venture Beast

GamesBeat PC Gaming category-/Games/Computer & Video Games category-/Shopping/Apparel/Costumes console gaming PC gaming tunicTunic is a beautiful indie game that wants you to figure its story and gameplay out for yourself -- for good, or for ill. Read More.

Pixieray raises $4.4M for glasses that adapt to what you’re looking at on the fly

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Mojo Vision teams up with optics leader Menicon to develop AR contact lenses

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Sunday's Best Deals: Bio Bidet Seats, ASOS Fall Apparel, Anker Charging Accessories, TaoTronics Oscillating Heater, and More

GizModo VR

Discounted Bio Bidet smart toilet seats and Fenty Beauty’s Friends & Family sale lead Sunday’s best deals. Read more. kinja deals deals

I tested Apple Watch sleep tracking to save you time and battery life

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Pack It All up in the Best Fanny Packs, According To Reviewers

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Apple’s watchOS 7 may beat Google’s latest Wear OS, but both need help

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How Levi Strauss is upskilling its workforce to embrace data and AI

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Amazon makes Contact Lens generally available

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Facebook research reveals AI tools for improving online clothes shopping

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Fall Guys gets a timely Super Monkey Ball costume

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GamesBeat PC Gaming category-/Games/Computer & Video Games category-/Shopping/Apparel/Costumes console gaming Fall Guys PC gaming SegaSega and Mediatonic have teamed up to bring a special costume to Fall Guys, this time celebrating the 20th anniversary of Monkey Ball. Read More.

Fossil Gen 5 watches leap past Wear OS with VO2 max and sleep tracking

Venture Beast

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100 promises deeper, faster smartwatch apps

Venture Beast

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Sunglasses-sized Tobii Pro Glasses 3 will make eye tracking comfortable

Venture Beast

A leading maker of eye-tracking hardware has created an enterprise-ready wearable that's as easy to wear as a pair of regular sunglasses. Read More.

IDG Contributor Network: Apparel chains can fight back against Amazon, but it won't be easy

ComputerWorld IT Management

With recent reports that Amazon is preparing to make a major play in custom clothing — as well as apparel in general — clothing chains are panicking. The bad news is that those options are painful, and I'm not at all certain apparel chains are scared enough to actually take meaningful actions. To be fair, when many physical chain executives hear the word "Amazon," panic seems to be the default response.

Flows audio glasses are a smart fit in the right scenarios

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Consumer GamesBeat category-/Computers & Electronics/Consumer Electronics category-/Shopping/Apparel/Eyewear console gaming Flows Mobile gaming PC gaming wearablesFlows audio glasses provide a wearable-speaker experience that is also stylish. But they don't quite have enough oomph.

These Hideous, Outrageously Expensive High Heels Are a Crime Against Feet

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The Essential Sneakerhead Starter Pack, According to Outfit Grid's Dennis Todisco

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10 great deals on Father’s Day gifts your dad will actually want

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Business category-/Shopping/ApparelSPONSORED DEALS: News flash: Father’s Day is around the corner. If you haven’t picked up a gift for your dad yet, VB Deals has ten great products that are sure to put a smile on his face.

Lululemon turns to digital transformation to support consumer community

Computer Weekly

Athletic apparel retailer’s executive vice-president of digital explains how the brand has used digital transformation to support its core value of a community ecosystem

Company That Listed 'Camp Auschwitz' Shirts Has User Records Leaked by Prolific Hacker Group

GizModo VR

Teespring, a Silicon Valley e-commerce site that lets people create and sell customized T-shirts, sweaters, and other apparel, is having a heck of a month.

Build vs. Buy: Cimpress Chooses Both

Information Week

With diverse brands such as business card site VistaPrint and fashion apparel and accessories customization studio Vida, Cimpress has a formula for efficiency

The Rock teams up with JBL and Under Armour on a pair of over-ear sports headphones


American sports apparel company Under Armour is once again joining forces with audio equipment manufacturer JBL and Hollywood’s busiest man, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, on the launch of a new set of over-ear headphones that are ready to lay the smack down on your candy as.

How Levi’s uses AI to accelerate its design process and digital transformation

Venture Beast

As a company that has been producing jeans and other denim apparel since 1853, Levi Strauss & Co. seemed to be doing just fine without the intervention of neural networks and machine learning algorithms.

The User Reviews for Puma's Gaming Shoes Are Peak Internet Trolling

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Last year, Puma entered the gaming apparel world with its $100 Active Gaming Footwear , which are basically fancy socks with a bit of added tread. But now the user reviews are in, and reader, they are priceless. Read more.

Sony's New Wearable Air Conditioner Is Twice as Cool as the Original

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This time around, the device can absorb twice as much heat thanks to newly designed internal circuitry, has better sweat resistance, and comes with more accessories and apparel options. After launching its first wearable air conditioner last year, Sony’s back with the Reon Pocket 2.

Simparel ERP solution powers Veronica Beard Clothing Brand

IT Toolbox

Designed for the apparel, footwear, home furnishings and other consumer goods industries, Simparel’s ERP solution brings togetherAfter three years of more than doubling its business, women’s sportswear brand Veronica Beard has jettisoned the current enterprise resource planning system at its Manhattan headquarters and replaced it with the Simparel Enterprise solution.

The 10 Best Deals From Amazon's Big Style Sale

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This week Amazon kicked off its Big Style Sale , in which you can save up to 60% on a variety of clothing and accessory lines including Champion LIFE streetwear , New Balance shoes and apparel , Levi’s jeans , Puma , Vineyard Vines , J.

Popular Danish fashion ERP provider opens service in New York

IT Toolbox

Admiral Consulting Group has concluded a partnership agreement to sell, implement and support the ERP solutions of Denmark’s TRIMIT Fashion, a multi-vertical integrated software system for the fashion and apparel industry based on Microsoft Dynamics.

They left for Denver, but Russell Wilson and Ciara are opening a second fashion store in Seattle area


Russell Wilson and Ciara look out at shoppers from a large photograph inside The House of LR&C store in Seattle’s University Village. GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser).

Contactless shopping gets fashionable: Inside the newest store from clothing rental startup Armoire


At Armoire Go, subscribers place apparel for pick up or drop of on a table capable of detecting RFID tags sewn into the clothes, allowing for contactless exchanges. Customers can also buy and keep apparel that they can’t bear to send back. 1 apparel retailer in the U.S.,

Raise your hand if ‘Cash App launches a clothing line’ was on your 2020 bingo card

The Verge

The payment service announced in a tweet today that it’s launching its own apparel line, called (what else) Cash. According to its website, the apparel line will follow the standard streetwear release model of “limited edition drops”. It’s staring into my soul. Photo: Cash App.

Mobile Gamers: Fun-Seeking but Fickle


Want to advertise athletic apparel? Free mobile games sound like an advertiser’s dream. Smartphone owners like them because the applications download quickly, cost nothing, and are fun to play; marketers like them because they provide a huge, new space for promoting companies and services. Look to sports games. Want to sell cars? Look to games favored by young adults. But Swrve, a marketing firm specializing in mobile business, has reason to think otherw. To read more please log in.

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Lululemon is buying exercise hardware startup Mirror for half a billion dollars

The Verge

Lululemon, the company behind trendy fitness apparel, is getting into the hardware business with Mirror. The apparel company’s CEO Calvin McDonald tells The New York Times the purchase is about “strengthening our community and our loyalty and our relationship with our guests and memberships.”

Amazon to try another tech-infused retail concept with ‘Amazon Style,’ its first physical fashion store


And it’s another bid to take a chunk of the gigantic apparel and footwear market. 1 apparel retailer in the U.S., according to Wells Fargo research , which estimated $45 billion in revenue for Amazon’s apparel and footwear revenue in 2021.

Twitter Shops will let sellers showcase more products on their profiles

The Verge

Companies launching Twitter Shops today include Verizon , Arden Cove , the Latinx In Power podcast , Gay Pride Apparel , and All I Do Is Cook. Image: Twitter.

The Fashion Industry Is Getting More Intelligent With AI


Clothing and apparel brands are constantly looking for new ways to get their goods in front […].