Hyundai UK picks up a trick from Tesla with new online car sales

(Author : Darrell Etherinton)Hyundai is launching a new website called “Click to Buy” in the UK, where customers can purchase its cars directly with fixed pricing and no haggling. The online model of car sales is one that Tesla employs widely for its own vehicles, owing in part to its inability to run its own physical […]


Nail Retail Redefined, Wah’s High-Tech, Feminist Salon

(Authors : Marta Podeszwa &Katie Baron)British nail specialist Wah Nails has unveiled an 890,000 sq ft flagship in Soho, London, which merges manicures and pedicures, discovery-based retail, cutting-edge tech and a strong dose of feminism under one roof. Exuding an urban nightclub feel designed to appeal to its strong youth following, the ground floor is a designated […]


Calvin Klein to deploy in-store phone chargers

(Author : Deena M. Amato-Mccoy)Shoppers at select Calvin Klein stores may soon be able to charge their phones while also watching some promotional content.  The specialty apparel retailer is installing complementary in-store phone charging kiosks in approximately nine stores across the United States and Canada, including New York City and Las Vegas. The kiosks, from […]


This retailer is donating 100% of its Black Friday sales to help the environment

(Author : Marianne Wilson)Patagonia announced that its plans to donate 100% of its store and online sales on Black Friday, Nov. 25, to grassroots environmental organizations. “These are small groups, often underfunded and under the radar, who work on the front lines,” Patagonia CEO and president Rose Marcario wrote in a post announcing the company’s […]


McDonald’s releases a VR video to show what it’s like eating at a McDonald’s

(Author : Brian Heater)Every generation gets the McDonald’s it deserves. And every so often, the ubiquitous fast food chain looks to reinvent invent itself for the times. There’s the McCafé coffee shop-style restaurant that launched down under in Australia in the 1990s and the Create Your Taste concept from a few years back designed the compete with […]


Amazon is now selling cars — but only in Italy (for now)

(Author : Bryan Clark)Italian Amazon users will soon be able to purchase their next car while shopping for toothpaste. Announced today, the deal teams Fiat Chrysler with e-commerce giant Amazon to offer three of Italy’s best-selling cars at discounted prices online — the ‘Panda,’ ‘500,’ and ‘500L.’ “The time has arrived to give consumers a new, more […]


Hermes store

(Author :  retail design blog)Experimentation was the core concept of this Seattle based project. We challenged the consumer perspective by creating new ways to display product whilst integrating interactive moments throughout. Adopting complementary hues from the collection allowed us to elevate the structures with colour, while leaving large expanses of white to showcase the Hermes […]


Coach’s new flagship includes customization services

(Author : Marianne Wilson)Coach is celebrating its 75th anniversary year with an impressive new flagship on one the world’s most prestigious (and pricey) streets.  The company has officially opened the doors to its “Coach House” flagship on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. The 20,000-sq.-ft., three-level space, designed by Coach executive creative director Stuart Vevers and Studio Sofield, […]


Hyundai partners with WaiveCar for free, ad-supported EV car sharing

(Author : Darrell Etherington)Every automaker seems to be partnering up for car sharing, and Hyundai is no exception. The carmaker is teaming up with WaiveCar, a startup offering ad-supported car sharing with a pilot program currently operating in Santa Monica. The team-up will see Hyundai’s first EV, the IONIQ, incorporated into WaiveCar’s fleet, beginning in LA. […]


Disrupt Sports Launch into Physical Retail

(Author : Prinitha Govender)The customised sports equipment pureplay have partnered with Westfield’s, and a host of other successful online startups, to open its first physical store this Friday. Disrupt Sports will launch its first pop-up retail store at Westfield Sydney’s Warringah shopping centre. “We’re pretty excited. We now have the shop ready to go,” says […]

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