Cyber Week Sizing at Scale from Fit Analytics

Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t just bargain bonanzas for shoppers each year, they’re also anxious days for the e-commerce teams charged with keeping the whole show on the road. With the sheer volume of online sales taking place during these crucial few days, the slightest mistake can make all the difference between a good year and a great year. Continue reading “Cyber Week Sizing at Scale from Fit Analytics”

The Apparel Insiders’ Guide to Shop.org 2017 in Los Angeles

The National Retail Federation’s Shop.org is firmly established as one of the highlights of the retail calendar and we’re delighted to be making the trip to Los Angeles for this year’s event.

Shop.org 2017 takes place in the spacious surroundings of the L.A. Convention Center and, just as in previous years, it’s a multi-track affair. In order to get the most bang for your conference buck, you’ll need to carefully scour the agenda to pick the best talks to attend when you’re not busy connecting on the conference floor.

Our focus, as ever, will be on all things apparel and sizing-related so we’ve put together a quick insiders’ guide to the best talks from a fashion and fit perspective. Continue reading “The Apparel Insiders’ Guide to Shop.org 2017 in Los Angeles”

6 Quick Last-Minute Resources for Success at Shop.org 2017

With Shop.org just days away, it’s time for the final countdown to begin in earnest. As always, we’re massively looking forward to taking part at one of the biggest events of the retail year.

How to make the best use of your time over an action-packed three days isn’t always obvious, however, so we’ve put together a quick last-minute list of six useful resources to help tee up attendees for success. Continue reading “6 Quick Last-Minute Resources for Success at Shop.org 2017”

Tech Hubs and Innovation Labs: Short-Lived Follies or a Bridge to Fashion’s Future?

The recent announcement of a 70,000 square foot tech hub in London by Yoox Net-a-Porter has put the subject of innovation and data-driven R&D firmly on the fashion agenda. It’s part of a wider €500 million investment by YNAP showing that logistics and technology are starting to be taken very seriously indeed by leading luxury players.

Across apparel, meanwhile, each passing week brings a slew of stories around innovation labs and reimagined retail environments, all promising a better tomorrow for the industry and consumers. Reality, however, often falls short of expectations.

Against that background, let’s look at two key points apparel brands and retailers should keep in mind when planning their overall innovation strategy. Continue reading “Tech Hubs and Innovation Labs: Short-Lived Follies or a Bridge to Fashion’s Future?”

Fit Analytics at Panorama Berlin FashionTech Solutions 2017

With Berlin Fashion Week in full swing over the last few days, there’s been no shortage of industry influencers passing through town. It’s not just the catwalks and pop-up stores they’re here to see, however. High-profile brands across Europe also flocked to the annual Panorama Berlin trade show where 50,000 people gather at one of the most important events on the Berlin fashion calendar. Continue reading “Fit Analytics at Panorama Berlin FashionTech Solutions 2017”

Fashion That Fits for the 4th of July

Let’s get the congratulations out of the way first – happy birthday America!

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Happy 241st!

In what’s been a challenging year for retail, Independence Day arrives just in time to put some much needed pep in the step of consumer confidence on and offline. All across apparel, brands and retailers are putting their best foot forward with sensational sales designed to make the most of the three-day weekend.

As Deal News point out, it’s a great opportunity for shoppers to snag a bargain on summer deals (and end of season offerings) from some of the biggest names in the business. With that in mind, we’ve put together a quick guide to some of the standout offers available from across our network of sizing partners. Continue reading “Fashion That Fits for the 4th of July”

2017 eTail West Preview: The Best of Day Three

With several action-packed days already behind them, eTail West’s day three agenda gives attendees a little bit more room to breathe with just two tracks to choose from in the afternoon and an early close. There are still plenty of great talks to look forward to, however, as the focus moving to two themes close to the apparel industry’s heart – social and mobile. Continue reading “2017 eTail West Preview: The Best of Day Three”

2017 eTail West Preview: Day Two Highlights

On day two of eTail West, the focus shifts firmly to the future with an overarching theme of how retailers can survive and thrive against a backdrop of ongoing digital revolution. It’s a set of topics sure to resonate with apparel firms in particular as they face into the serious challenges posed by both the looming threat of Amazon and potentially disruptive new entrants into their markets. Continue reading “2017 eTail West Preview: Day Two Highlights”

2017 eTail West Preview: Our Pick of the Day One Sessions

With this year’s eTail West conference just around the corner, we’re looking forward to connecting with both current and future sizing partners in sunny Palm Springs over an action-packed three days of presentations, panels, and possibilities. Continue reading “2017 eTail West Preview: Our Pick of the Day One Sessions”

2017 NRF Retail’s BIG Show Preview: Best of the Breakouts

As part of our preparations for Retail’s BIG Show this year, we’re putting together our pick of conference events of particular interest to all those from the world of fashion and online apparel.

In a previous post, we focused on highlights to expect from the main NRF conference keynotes. This time around, attention switches to sessions scattered across its series of carefully considered content tracks.

If you’re attending the NRF BIG Show this year and want to connect around any of the topics below, or discuss opportunities around solving sizing for your customers, please feel free to get in touch directly to arrange a meeting. Continue reading “2017 NRF Retail’s BIG Show Preview: Best of the Breakouts”