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“Bebe Stores Inc., wanting to be taken more seriously, has toned down its party-girl image. The repositioning of the specialty chain to a lifestyle concept is the brainchild of Jim Wiggett, who became the company’s chief executive officer in December. “

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - Bebe
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“Department stores continue their trend of downward decline, with the latest news from financial consultants Cowen that Amazon will overtake Macy’s as the top U.S. apparel retailer by 2017. Amazon’s lack of physical overhead costs has allowed it to undercut department stores in the price of its offerings, with accessories like handbags and jewelry doing an especially roaring trade.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily -  Amazon x Macy's
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“Palo Alto-based Curbside, a company offering a mobile app that allows shoppers to buy from local retailers like Target and Best Buy then pick up items at stores without exiting their car, is today announcing the close of $25 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Sutter Hill Ventures, and includes participation from prior investors Index Ventures, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and others.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily -  Curbside
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“Retailers are looking past your beat-up sneakers and pajama pants to analyze the way you interact with their products, displays, and employees in-store. Today’s most innovative retailers are effectively instrumenting shoppers using different physical and digital technologies to track movements, behaviors and preferences. They are using data collected from connected kiosks, beacons, Wi-Fi networks and increasingly products themselves to optimize operational decisions. This includes everything from merchandising mix and pricing to store layout.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily -  IoT
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“In today’s Internet Retailing newsletter, we reflect on the nature of cooperation in a digital world as we report on new partnerships being formed.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily -  Retail