Technology

Ask Alison: Is Farfetch’s augmented retail a customer service coup or just an excuse to mine our data?



Farfetch Store of the Future launch event

Here’s the latest ‘Ask Alison’ post from DRG retail editor, ALISON FARRINGTON, on how Farfetch and its new ‘Store of the Future’ technology aims to enhance physical and digital retail.

There are benefits for customers in getting over the online shopping ‘privacy bump’ as it’s known in retail circles. Giving away your personal data for rewards is looking a whole lot more interesting, with the prospect of having over 400 global luxury boutiques (and their inventories) at your beck and call, whenever, wherever and whether you prefer to shop on or offline. (more…)



Chanel Coco Codes



Chanel Coco Codes makeup collection SS17

First world blogger problems: when the light has been so flat and grey, you can’t photograph your Chanel beauty samples, which means you also can’t try them out (cos no-one wants to see a used lipstick in a flat lay, right?) So that’s why this post is a bit late, considering this collection has been on counter already for a couple of weeks. On a happier note, yay, this week’s chinks of sun spell Spring with a capital S *swaps bellywarmer thermals for jaunty ankle socks*. (more…)



Is this your perfect-match foundation?



Chanel Le Teint Ultra Tenue Ultrawear Flawless Foundation

As far as matte finish foundations go, the Chanel Le Teint Ultra Tenue Ultrawear Flawless Foundation is pretty good. Matte and velvet foundations aren’t really my bag (I prefer dewy) but this goes on beautifully, doesn’t sink into my dry cheeks and has great staying power. (more…)



Buy it now: Leica Sofort instant camera



Leica Sofort instant camera

It turns out Mr DRG and I were both thinking of getting each other the new Leica Sofort instant camera for Christmas. Clearly a sign we should buy one and share it. This is the camera for the person who has everything – rather unnecessary but lots of fun and very good-looking.

I tried one out last night at a Mr Porter Christmas event. If you’ve ever tried a Polaroid or a Fujifilm instant camera, you’ll know how addictive this is. (more…)