Talk about the death of retail is great clickbait. Media outlets from the Wall Street Journal to Fortune to USA Today have trumpeted news about store closings, retail bankruptcies, and the end of retail as we know it. If we’re to believe these articles, we’ll all be buying from Amazon.com, and malls will become old […]
Starbucks nearly broke Instagram (and the souls of baristas everywhere) with its limited-edition Unicorn Frappuccino, Levi’s invented “bare butt jeans” — no joke — and French luxury fashion house Balenciaga’s new tote bag looks a lot like Ikea’s reusable bags. This, and more, in this week’s Retail Therapy.
Nobody knows what the future holds, but that has never stopped anyone trying to predict it. Exactly what stores should look like and what they should offer customers, though, is still an open question. The race is on to design the store of the future, with brands investing in innovation labs and putting forth bold […]