The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Future of Retail

The shopping bag has long been the universal symbol of the retail industry. But the new age of hyper-connectivity and emerging consumer trends mean that lugging a bundle of bags through a shopping mall may soon be a thing of the past. Online shopping was one thing, but the Internet of Things (IoT) is shaping the retail industry in ways no one could have predicted a decade ago. Here’s what the future of retail looks like—soon coming to a store near near you! IoT: A Network of Convenience IoT has been one of the hottest buzzwords surrounding retail for some…

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Find Your Style with Fashion VR

The future of fashion as imagined by Fashion VR technology experts Last year’s London Fashion Week highlighted the exciting technology of fashion VR/AR (virtual reality/augmented reality). Guests at the Martine Jarlgaard show experienced a catwalk reimagined with mixed reality. Wearing Microsoft HoloLens headsets, they watched Jarlgaard’s 2017 collection come to life in holograms, then walked among the designs to explore them from all angles. Jarlgaard and other designers envision a future that encourages curiosity and fully immerses the consumer in the fashion experience. We talked with experts in the fashion VR technology industry to get their take on additional ways…

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Smart, Elegant and Innovative: The Future of Fashion IT

From 3D-printed animal skull jewelry to virtual try-ons to business intelligence designed to revolutionize the shopping experience, the combined future of fashion and information technology promises an exciting world for consumers and retailers alike. Today’s shoppers live with the world literally at their fingertips, a world that changes at internet speed. Not only does the retail fashion industry need technology to attract and retain customers, but successful retailers anticipate the future and harness cutting-edge technologies to their advantage. We asked experts in the industry what they would like to see on the future fashion IT horizon. Imagination in 3D printables…

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Fashion Retail VR Apps that Sizzle

What happens when high tech enters the world of fashion retail? In the case of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), the fusion of technology and couture creates a stylish win for everyone with Fashion Retail VR. Customers enjoy more flexibility in their shopping and increased opportunity to customize. Retailers reach a greater number of customers in more meaningful ways and boost sales. Take a look at some of the exciting VR/AR possibilities for fashion. Wedding Dress Perfection Shopping for a wedding dress is a once-in-a-lifetime event. U.S. brides spend an average of $1,500 for the perfect wedding dress….

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