• A green, virtual storefront with Lacoste crocodile decorations and virtual products.
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    Lacoste launches virtual store with NFT-holder perks

    The partnership with Emperia comes as more retailers and brands look to the metaverse for revenue on digital and physical goods.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 30, 2022
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    Take a look inside H&M’s latest store experience

    A first of its kind for the brand, the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, destination is over 7,000 square feet and community focused.  

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    How personalization shapes the retail industry

    As consumer data becomes more readily available, a host of new opportunities (and missteps) has opened up for retailers that want to tap into the potential of rich shopper data.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    How a Gen Z-founded digital marketplace is trying to reach coveted young shoppers

    Set to launch in 2023, Consumerhaus has strategies in place aimed at forging deep connections between shoppers and the assortment it sells.

    By Peyton Bigora • Nov. 29, 2022
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    Claire’s opens shops in Macy’s stores

    Starting this month, the accessories retailer can be found at more than 20 of the department store’s locations, including eight flagships.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    American Eagle Outfitters hints at new men’s sub-brand

    The line will bring “innovation and newness to our men’s business” and prelaunch tests have been encouraging, according to company executives.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    Kids Foot Locker opens House of Play Roblox experience

    The game, which is based on a real store concept, allows users to play mini games and collect tokens to exchange for super-powered sneakers.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 29, 2022
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    Target expands Starbucks curbside pickup service

    In addition to the partnership, the retailer has been investing in operations and growing its Ulta shop-in-shop locations.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 28, 2022
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    Poshmark creates Secondhand Sunday holiday

    The resale site’s research suggests that shoppers are turning to used items to save money amid inflation concerns.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 23, 2022
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    Macy’s to host Thanksgiving Day Parade in the metaverse with NFT design contest

    The retailer has been integrating NFTs into its holiday celebrations and will make the winning design into a real-life balloon for its 2023 parade.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 23, 2022
  • A rendering of Bloomingdale's virtual store. Sparkly lights are all around. Shelves on the left and right are full of virtual products.
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    Bloomingdale’s debuts virtual department store for the holidays

    A multi-branded space features shopping experiences from Ralph Lauren, Nespresso and Chanel.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 21, 2022
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    Herschel Supply opens first US store as it plots expansion

    The 2,500-square-foot store will be in New York City’s Flatiron District and will feature a space dedicated to local artists and community events.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    Nike pursues ‘next stage’ of expansion with first Rise concept in North America

    Nike Aventura in Miami mimics the tech features at the company’s other locations and marks yet another investment in data-driven stores.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 21, 2022
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    Goat to offer rare items, exclusive sneakers during Black Friday event

    The marketplace wants to create an immersive online shopping experience during its annual holiday event.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 21, 2022
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    Adidas creates ‘Virtual Gear’ product category as it preps for metaverse future

    The athletics brand also released its first collection of NFT wearables as it accelerates a “community-based, member-first, open metaverse strategy.”

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    The Weekly Closeout: Snoop Dogg launches pet brand as athletics retailers jump into virtual goods

    "If my dogs ain't fresh I ain't fresh,” the artist said of his latest business. Meanwhile, Nike and Adidas made major metaverse moves.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Nov. 18, 2022
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    Google enhances AR search tools to help harried holiday shoppers

    Offerings for the beauty and sneaker categories allow consumers to get a better sense of what a product looks like without having to step into a store.

    By Peter Adams • Nov. 18, 2022
  • A storefront with colorful window decorations and a horseshoe emblem above the door, with the words "True Religion" in black, all-capital letters.
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    True Religion drops new mobile app with exclusive products, interactive content

    Mobile is the apparel brand’s largest digital channel, and a new app is one part of its attempt to transform into a digital-first, direct-to-consumer brand.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 17, 2022
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    Yankee Candle opens pop-up shops for the holidays

    The retailer will feature exclusive promotions in its six temporary locations across the U.S. 

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    SKU’d: Andy Warhol is the Ghost of Christmas Past. And he’s here to help Tiffany & Co.

    He’s been gone for 35 years, but the pop artist is still making the luxury retailer joyful and relevant.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Casper, Netflix seek to soothe holiday stress with in-store screenings

    The direct-to-consumer mattress brand will offer tickets to several showings of “Slumberland” at one of its New York City locations.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 16, 2022
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    Victoria’s Secret launches mobile bra fitting tool

    The tech will help customers select the best size and fit with the hope of reducing returns and boosting the shopping experience.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 16, 2022
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    Gift giving meets revenge living: Why experiences are so important this holiday season

    Consumer spending this year could meet last year’s totals, but with fewer gifts expected to be given, landing the sale just got harder.

    By Jessica Deyo • Nov. 15, 2022
  • A picture of the Puma MB.02 shoe on a ledge with a basketball court in the background.
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    Foot Locker deepens Puma partnership to secure more exclusive product

    The deal emphasizes basketball, and gives Foot Locker exclusive access to a series of new collections from the brand.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 15, 2022
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    Nike launches marketplace to collect, trade virtual products

    Select customers on the platform, dubbed .Swoosh, will also have the chance to co-create virtual products with the athletics giant.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    Pinterest TV unveils holiday shopping event

    The platform also expanded the feature to Canada about a year after launching in the U.S.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 14, 2022