New data from Elance-oDesk indicate that businesses will spend over $930 million on hiring freelancers around the globe in 2014. What are the benefits and the downsides of hiring remote independent workers?
As part of its goal to stay ahead of the mobile curve, Salesforce.com leaps into wearables with a freshly launched developer platform that's likely to change the business world as we know it.
Initial use of Google Glass in digital marketing creates new opportunities for agencies and brands to engage with consumers in a daring way. Kenneth Cole experimented with this nascent technology, and the results were more than impressive.
Google hired Ivy Ross, a renowned fashion executive, to lead its Glass team. Will she be able to alter public perception and convince everyone that Glass is more than a toy for tech geeks?
Rumors that Nike decided to lay off most of the hardware team working on its fitness wearable device sent shockwaves through the entire wearable-tech world. Industry insiders are worried about wearables being nothing more than a passing fad. Will their fears come true?
With the ubiquity of connectivity, brick-and-mortar visits are slowly but surely fading away. How can traditional retailers turn the tide in the battle of bricks versus clicks?
While dynamic pricing has mostly been associated with online vendors, one consulting group says that brick-and-mortar retailers can now join in with this game-changing strategy thanks to new technologies.
Tory Burch, probably Michael Kors's biggest competitor, is making a push into men's accessories and activewear. What does this mean for the king of practical luxury?
Despite a rather gloomy outlook for some of the big names in the luxury territory, there are three reasons for rejoice: Young, urban, and male. According to HSBC, an emerging cultural subset is going to give luxury players a much needed shot in the arm.
Many luxury houses are dropping logos that shout, even though these logos have been the very pillars of their success. Why are we witnessing a more discreet tone in this space? More importantly, will this strategy bear fruit?
The explosion of blogs and social media changed the fashion industry forever and enabled the rise of the “fashion blogger” phenomenon. Retailers have benefited from collaborating with influential bloggers in the past. But, going forward should they be more cautious?
According to a recent poll, people “go commando” more often than you might think. Does this mean big lingerie names have something to worry about?
Environmental group Greenpeace has repeatedly blasted Gap over its environmental policies. Is Gap losing the "go green" game?
Despite macroeconomic headwinds and dismal bottom-line results, some of the big names in the luxury apparel and accessories industry are increasing the prices of their offerings. Is there more to this trend than meets the eye?
In recent years, the concept and ethos of the luxury business has shifted from exclusive to accessible, leaving industry insiders questioning the very essence of “true” luxury. How did we get here? More importantly, is there a way out of this bewildering path?
Gap's new ad campaign showcases Rebekka Bay's inaugural collection and targets omni-channel customers. Will Gap's efforts bear fruit?
Valerie Hermann heads to Ralph Lauren, leading a new charge in the company's luxury division. What kind of boost can Ralph Lauren expect?
After dominating the womenswear market, Michael Kors is making a significant push in the men's apparel and accessories business. How does this decision fit with the designer's plans?
A brave new world where curves are the new black is upon us. Fashion designers and retailers who are taking notice, not only are contributing to the revolution of the fashion industry, but are also making a killing.
Under Armour signed a sponsorship deal with ballet star Misty Copeland. How does this business move fit with the sportswear company's plans?