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Wanelo Gets Physical in Nordstrom Stores

Wanelo Gets Physical in Nordstrom Stores

With WWD’s news that Nordstrom is bringing Wanelo into 100+ of its stores via a TV display that’ll scroll through its wares most highly rated by users, the social media shopping game just got changed up.

By: Leah Melby. Source: Glamour

Customizable Fashion Is On The Rise

Customizable Fashion Is On The Rise

In an era when brand loyalty is low and demands are high, it makes sense that customization has taken off. Shoppers can design their own Nike sneakers, Brooks Brothers suits, Burberry trench coats and Longchamp bags.

Source: Fashionista

This Might Be The Most Hipster Item Of Clothing Ever

This Might Be The Most Hipster Item Of Clothing Ever

San Francisco clothiers BetaBrand recently introduced a line of shirts with three meters of retroreflective yarn sewn into the fabric, allowing the startup bro’s shirt of choice to double as night-safe cycling gear.

Source: The Huffington Post

BucketFeet steps out with another $1 million

BucketFeet steps out with another $1 million

BucketFeet’s cool designs have made it a hot startup in the eyes of Chicago angel investors, who are giving the company another $1 million.

By John Pletz. Source: Crain’s Chicago Business

No retouching here: Swim line made for ‘real’ women

No retouching here: Swim line made for ‘real’ women

Nettle’s Tale Swimwear Inc. creates locally made, thoughtfully designed swimsuits for women from all walks of life. 20-somethings, 50-somethings, students or seniors, lean or athletic, pear-shaped or hourglass, petite or plus-sized…you name it, we’ll design a suit for it.

Source: Globe and Mail

The 25 Most Innovative Consumer And Retail Brands

The 25 Most Innovative Consumer And Retail Brands

They are the most innovative consumer and retail brands that exist. In short, they are innovative businesses that go far beyond our local farmers’ markets—they are re-inventing industries.

By Ryan Caldbeck. Source: Forbes

17 Business Models Shaking Up the Marketplace

17 Business Models Shaking Up the Marketplace

There are 23 million small businesses in America, and 543,000 more are started every month. So if you’ve got a business idea and you want to stand out from the crowd and succeed, you better have a unique value proposition

Source: Mashable