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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…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: LOUIS VUITTON, JUDITH LEIBER, KING & TUCKFIELD, ANDIE, COMME DES GARCONS



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. BUT IS IT ART?
Jeff Koons Louis Vuitton collaboration
Louis Vuitton has done it again, riling the purists with its Jeff Koons collab that launched last week. A collection of accessories that reproduces old masters paintings onto tote bags with the artist’s name picked out in graphic typography, its aim according to Koons is to bring high art to the street. (more…)



Meet The Modist



The Modist ecommerce site
Last week, the New York Times alerted me to the new e-tail site The Modist (‘luxury modest style for extraordinary women’ is its tag line). Although I’m not a religiously modest dresser, I do like a covered-up leg and oversized silhouette, not to mention lots of layers. (more…)