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Retailing 2013: Fashion and Tech Trends to Watch
Zappos Lab’s director Will Young shares his top fashion and tech retail trends for 2013 — including big data, mobile and 3-D printing — with Forbes.

Fashion 2.0: Online Vintage Heats Up
Business of Fashion looks at the sudden surge of activity in the online resale of vintage and worn fashion goods. What are the challenges and what is the long-term impact of this wave of startups?

Google Glass (And Sergey Brin) Ride the NYC Subway
Google Glasses spotted on the 3-train! “Wearable computing enthusiast” Noah Zerkin apparently looked up at the seat opposite him on a NYC subway to find Google Glasses co-founder Sergey Brin sporting his now-trademark eye wear. Reported by Mashable.
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Google Announces First Project Glass Hackathons in NYC And SF, Will Detail ‘Mirror API’
Google will hold two hackathons in the coming weeks for their Google Glass product. It’s the first opportunity for a group of developers to get together and develop for Glass. Techcrunch reports.

Luxury Retailers Leading the Way through In-store Technology
Sophisticated in-store technology is being used to capture the attention of shoppers, and luxury retailers are going the extra step to create a truly distinctive setting. The Guardian covers how luxury is setting the bar high for other retailers.

Smart Designs
This exhibit is more about the historical context and bringing things to light that people don’t think about. FIT does #FashionTech history, with its newest exhibit, as reviewed by the Financial Times.

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Google: video, mobile, and web key to retail clothing sales in 2012
2012 marks a key switch: the first time that more than half of retail clothing purchases — almost 60 percent, actually — are either online or influenced by the web. VentureBeat looks at a Google study about retail clothing sales.

Talking with…Brooks Brothers Chairman and CEO Claudio Del Vecchio and EVP for Direct and Omnichannel Ken Seiff
Online businesses have now reached the size and scale where the basics are going to matter a great deal more than they have in the past. Shop.org talks to America’s oldest retailer — Brooks Brothers — on innovation.

How wiffs and riffs can change shopping habits
Unlike in physical stores, consumers have a choice as to whether or not they want to continue listening to music on e-commerce or Web sites. Smart Planet delves into music and scents with online and offline retail.

A Crash Course on 2013’s ‘Wearable Tech’ Trend
Racked.com sums up wearable tech, with notes on bras that detect breast cancer, workout clothes that charge your iPod and Uniqlo’s push for more than its already-innovative ‘magic mirror’ and heat tech fabrics.

‘Fashion Hackathon’ Comes to NYFW
WWD printed the word “hackathon” for the first time in its 100-plus-year-old publication and covers the world’s first Fashion Hackathon — a competition in which top engineers will have 24 hours to create an app to support the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s mission.

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