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Frank & Oak’s Move From Clicks To Bricks

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Frank & Oak, an online retailer of men’s fashion, who have successfully transitioned to brick and mortar, have taken innovative measures to personalize the entire experience for their customers. I had a chance to catch up with Ethan Song, the CEO and Creative Director of Frank & Oak to discuss the future of the retail …

Digital Fatigue Is Leading To A ‘Physical Revolution’

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Digital interactions permeate every aspect of our lives, from the professional world to the personal. At first this was great. Really great. You could lie in bed and answer work e-mails, talk to a friend who lives oceans away (or even next door), search for jobs, do your banking, buy shoes etc. etc. all from a …

The In-Store Ex Factor

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It seems that the in-store is making a comeback, despite predictions of its possible demise as the popularity of e-commerce rises. There are suggestions that Amazon, a key player in the world of online shopping, is even planning to open up hundreds of brick and mortar locations. So, what’s causing this shift? It comes down to …

Mobile App Trends For 2016

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As we get into the full swing of 2016, it’s interesting to see some of the key mobile trends that thought leaders are predicting for the year. Here are a few which caught our eyes: From PYMNTS.com: “MOBILE APPS KILL COUNTERTOP CHECKOUT Question: What’s the biggest friction consumers face paying for things in a store? …

The Trend Towards Branded Mobile Payment Programs

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As 2015 wraps up, we’re seeing increasing examples of some of our trend predictions materializing. More and more, major retailers are going down the path of creating their very own mobile payments platforms. Two of the biggest examples as of late include Wal Mart and Target. This doesn’t come as a surprise, as this approach …

Is E-commerce the Demise of Luxury Fashion Houses?

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High end fashion brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton, rely heavily on face-to-face interactions with their customers to promote and maintain the exclusive nature of their products. However, like other retailers, they are now under pressure from e-commerce. In their pursuit of embracing the new digital age, it seems that technology is taking centre stage …