1. Loehmann’s Out of Step and Closing Out
    The Loehmann’s chain, which got its start in Brooklyn in 1920, is liquidating its stores and shutting down.
  2. Pinterest Rolls Out a “Sneak Peek” of its New, Interest-Based Homepage
    Pinterest is officially announcing a sneak preview of its new “Interests” page, designed to highlight items that match your own personal tastes.
  3. Times Styles Adds Reporter Matthew Schneier
    The New York Times Styles section has added deputy editor Matthew Schneier to its ranks as a reporter.
  4. Eye on E-Commerce: WeTheAdorned
    WeTheAdorned, a members-only site featuring limited-run designer collaborations with Sarah Jessica Parker as curator.


  1. Ahalogy Scores $3 Million Series A by Helping Brands with Content and Optimization
    With Pinterest poised to take its first ad product, Promoted Pins, public, retailers and brands that have so far been testing the waters on the social pinboard are now beginning to look more seriously into optimizing their activity on the site.
  2. Pradux Lets You Buy Clothes from Your Favorite TV Shows
    Pradux will make it easier to track down and buy items featured on TV.
  3. Andre Leon’s Magazine for Zappos Has Launched
    Zappos Couture officially launched its”ZeeCee by ALT” section, an online magazine created by the editor-at-large.
  4. 5 Tech Trends to Look for in 2014
    If you’re looking for high-end styling these may not be the fashion accessories for you, but they do offer a lot more than your conventional watch can deliver.


  1. Amazon Experiments with its Own Take on Pinterest Called “Amazon Collections”
    Amazon has quietly launched its own direct challenger to Pinterest with the debut of a feature called “Amazon Collections.”
  2. WhoWhatWear Publishers Launch New Beauty Site
    Byrdie is the latest in a new generation of online beauty publications.
  3. Armani Extends Eyewear Campaign with Video App Initiative
    Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani is extending its “Frames of Life” eyewear campaign by encouraging fans to create short videos on mobile video-sharing application VideofyMe using its own branded filter.
  4. Electrode-Free Undershirt Monitors Heart Rate Discreetly
    Japanese telecom giant NTT has developed an undershirt without any obtrusive wires.


Start-Up Luvocracy Solves The Pinterest Purchase Problem
The High Low reports that startup Luvocracy solves the problem with out of stock merchandise on Pinterest and incentivizes users with credits that are redeemable.

How Are Burberry Bags Like Caesar’s Palace? Both Use Small Data In A Big Way.
The 156-year-old luxury fashion brand uses small data to win big with its customers, from digital personalization to web-first fashion shows. Forbes has more.

David Yurman taps Instagram for spring lifestyle push
Jewelry designer David Yurman creates hashtag #DavidYurman to share and expand the lifestyle accompanying the brand by  inviting customers to share their own jewelry-styling. Read More on Luxury Daily.

E-Commerce Companies Bypass the Middlemen
Fashion tech startups keep costs down and profits high by selling online straight from the manufacturer. The New York Times has the details.


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Twitter on Route to Maturity — Maybe IPO
“We believe Twitter is valuable to everybody on the planet.” Wall Street Journal talks to Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo.

Pinterest’s Retail Problem
AdWeek reports that 48 percent of top retailers’ most popular products on Pinterest link back to expired pages, and discusses the common problem for retailers.

A New Job For Marc Jacobs…In the Soda Bizz?
Marc Jacobs is creating new packaging for Diet Coke’s 30th anniversary in Europe. has all the details on the “whimsical, feminine packaging.”

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