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Designer Fashion - from over 100 independent boutiques, but can they bring the Boutique vibe online

Designer Fashion - from over 100 independent boutiques, but can they bring the  Boutique vibe online | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

According to  Business of Fashion farfetch.com just got 18 mil in funding!  So yes i'm  excited ... I love all teh tech innovation I  see emerging... But in the end I miss FASHION and DESIGN and Designers!  sure this ste brings teh content of boutiques but  "Boutiques are Not merely  a rack sytem with a cash register! .... each  boutique has a unique "aesthetic" and Vybe... that's what i want to experience!

 

Shop designer clothing & accessories from our global network of boutiques at farfetch.com.

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2D does not show a fit, but Microsoft Shows Off Electronic Mirror Concept For Retailers [CES 2012] @PSFK

2D does not show a fit, but Microsoft Shows Off Electronic Mirror Concept For Retailers [CES 2012] @PSFK | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

Until you've worked the retail floor  you will not  understand  how frustrating this is! Holding a garment in front of you is a useless fitting solution!  Money will be better spent  scanning  consumers for correct measurements and assisting their suppliers in with better sizing  specs!-bs

 

A new 'smart' retail concept uses the company's Kinect technology to let customers virtually try on clothes before braving the actual dressing room.

 

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Mark Liu- zero waste explorations

Mark Liu- zero waste explorations | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
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Best Buy Pays Price to Rival Amazon- numbers tell the story

Best Buy Pays Price to Rival Amazon- numbers tell the story | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

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Best Buy posted a 29% decline in quarterly profit on meager sales growth, as weakness in televisions offset demand for mobile phones and various computing products...

 bS- in the indie and ethnic design communities a lot of perception exist as to who is successful and who is not... but numbers tell the story! i wonder what would be revealed if many small businesses posted quarterly earnings!

 

WSJ-"Best Buy, on average, made less profit on its sales than discount retailer 99 Cents Only Stores. Best Buy's margin on earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization was 6.1% in the latest quarter, compared with the 8.7% that 99 Cents

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The Always Up-to-Date Power User's Guide to Chrome

The Always Up-to-Date Power User's Guide to Chrome | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Chrome is overtaking Firefox among power users, and for good reason. It's an incredibly powerful, extensible web browser with tons of excellent features.
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Wife of Rovio chief wears Angry Birds dress to the Finnish Palace - Telegraph

Wife of Rovio chief wears Angry Birds dress to the Finnish Palace - Telegraph | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

Is love blind? Ask Teija Vesterbacka, wife of Rovio boss Peter, who made the ultimate style sacrifice in his honour.

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Essence Editor At large Nikki tayl;or pens- "A Guidebook Based on Michelle Obama’s Style"NY Times Advertisement

Essence Editor At large Nikki tayl;or pens- "A Guidebook Based on Michelle Obama’s Style"

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The WebCam & Fit- a Crucial Step in solving the e-commerce challenge as local designers go global! - Badasse Talks

The WebCam & Fit- a Crucial Step in solving the e-commerce challenge as local designers go global! - Badasse Talks | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

The webcam is key ... we accidentily stumble on this fact last year... but  so are other aspects ! As we focus on getting  local desigenrs a Global perspective... it's Back to teh drawing  board

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African Fashion in Its Multifaceted Designs - Slide Show - NYTimes.com

A new book called “New African Fashion” highlights designers — some established, some fledgling — whose work is African made or inspired.

 

... interesting I've just began work on two Black History Month Events What is African fashion and does it necessarily translate to Black fashion! Many In the Continent are Caucasians yet 100% African. How and who do we identify as "African"

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SoMoLo and Brands ‹ Commerce In Motion

SoMoLo and Brands ‹ Commerce In Motion | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

 

SoMoLo Shoppers: Threat, or Competitive Opportunity for Brands?

Facebook. Twitter. Smartphone. Foursquare. SCVNGR. Cityville. Instagram. iPad. Shopkick. MyTown. Retail Therapy. The list of social, mobile, and now local apps, gadgets, games and networks that have become part of most consumers’ lifestyles is virtually endless. And all of them affect shopping behaviors. Social networks have become legendary for their ability to influence purchasing decisions... read more

 

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Dozens Of Major Retailers Blew It As Sites Crashed On Cyber Monday

Dozens Of Major Retailers Blew It As Sites Crashed On Cyber Monday | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Toys 'R' US, Nordstrom and more....
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Dancehackit - Dance Technology & Fashion Social- what a hack looks like in the "normal" world

Dancehackit - Dance Technology  & Fashion Social- what a hack looks like in the "normal" world | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

The dovetailing between creativity and technology.... check article for more great images!

 

 

Participant - Victor Arnez on http://facebook.com/DanceHackIt wall

This was a surreal experience for me. To see people thousands of miles apart (Gambia west Africa, St. Lucia, Caribbean &  Vermont, USA) all rocking to the same beat generated from L.I.U. in Brooklyn. As I watch each location I felt the spirit of their movements present and mingling with the spirits of the live dancers in front of me at L.I.U. The spirits were strong, at times overwhelming for me. It touched the dancer within the soul of this body I have.
Thanks Bonnie; Thanks Marlies; Ron and thanks all of you wonderful dancers, and crew.

 

 

All images property of woomenmoves.com & dancehackit.com & fiftheye.com & "Salvaged Styles" wardrobe by Melissa Lockwod Credit: Andrew Cohen-the inaugural Dancehackit was Part of Brooklyn Fashion Film Festival!

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Want to become an internet billionaire? Move to Africa (Wired UK)

Want to become an internet billionaire? Move to Africa (Wired UK) | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
If you want to become extremely wealthy over the next five years, and you have a basic grasp of technology, here's a no-brainer: move to Africa...
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HOW CONGRESS IS PREPARING TO DESTROY THE INTERNET: These Popular Sites Could Be Screwed By SOPA

HOW CONGRESS IS PREPARING TO DESTROY THE INTERNET: These Popular Sites Could Be Screwed By SOPA | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

Sharing your favourite Fashion  media may  become complicated... or illegalsee http://www.psfk.com/2012/01/sopa-stop-online-piracy-act.html

 Among the  sites that may be affected is Etsy -

it is not going to be easy for the site to monito_r the over 800,000 active "shops" filled with handmade goods that they have. If an IP holder claims to be harmed by any activity on the site,"

 

In Fact Sopa may  treaten  the  very  likes of Scoop.it

 

According to  Business Insider - Stolen IP is a very broad, and vague term. It covers pirated software and movies, but it could also include artwork that's been uploaded, or counterfeit handbags being sold on the web.

 

 

 

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INVESTORS GONE WILD: 13 Hot Startups That Created Funding Frenzies This Year

INVESTORS GONE WILD: 13 Hot Startups That Created Funding Frenzies This Year | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
One startup had to create a 700-name spreadsheet to keep track of all the inbound interest from investors.
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2012 Do it so it counts- Education - General Assembly NY

2012 Do it so it counts- Education - General Assembly NY | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

If you want to learn what counts in today's economy.... here are some options! General Assembly is a campus for technology, design, and entrepreneurship. They  provide educational programming, space, and support to facilitate collaborative practices and learning opportunities across a community inspired by the entrepreneurial experience.

 

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Rubik's Cube Faces Hot-Rod Knockoffs

Rubik's Cube Faces Hot-Rod Knockoffs | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Competitors are setting Rubik's Cube speed records using hot-rod Chinese copies of the three-dimensional puzzle.

 

bs IT SHOULD BE NOTED THESE COPIES ARE NOT  KNOCK-OFFS THE RUBIKS  PATENT HAS RUN OF... but it's also interesting how  copies can help the sale of an  item...

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The Always Up-to-Date Power User's Guide to Firefox

The Always Up-to-Date Power User's Guide to Firefox | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Now that Firefox is on a rapid release cycle, we're getting a new version of Firefox every three months—and each time, it becomes more tricked out than ever with new customization options, shortcuts, and convenient features hidden away in its menus.
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High Savannah Fashion - The New York Times > World > Slide Show > Slide 1 of 9

High Savannah Fashion - The New York Times > World > Slide Show > Slide 1 of 9 | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
At the end of April, the nonprofit group Festival for African Fashion and Arts held the Fashion for Peace show inside the Nairobi National Park in Kenya.
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Webcam Measurements for Buying Clothes Online - BusinessWeek

Webcam Measurements for Buying Clothes Online - BusinessWeek | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
A Berlin startup has tech to take your measurements via computer...

 

bs- It's not Just the measurements that determine the FiT... it's how the clothing is constructed FROM these measurements... so before they can search you have to collect the right pool of stats and then construct lines around those... still aways to go! www.bonniesandy.info

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The Pharaonics of Greatness

The Pharaonics of Greatness | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

Fashion Video - We asked designers to take on  a new medium as a form of expression.. Ambassadors of Greatness!- The Key to Pharaonic Brands growth & success is that it's customers believe in or have the need to connect to their own Greatness! Pharaonic has a strong loyal following  so that  a direct open appeal to thir constituents is a natural  fit!  Click through to see video submission as well as  read the desigenrs review! 

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Every Designer Should Have a Virtual Museum Like Valentino’s

Every Designer Should Have a Virtual Museum Like Valentino’s | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
We dream of a day when everyone puts their full archives online.
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Prospect of online sales tax grows

Prospect of online sales tax grows | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Lawmakers, looking to help cash-strapped local governments, are coalescing around legislation aimed at letting states require most online retailers and catalog-only companies to collect sales taxes from customers.
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US Online Sales Reached A Record $6 Billion Last Week

US Online Sales Reached A Record $6 Billion Last Week | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

At least one area of the economy is booming....  On Cyber Monday itself, sales reached $1.25 billion, the biggest online shopping day in history. Online sales on Tuesday and Wednesday also broke $1 billion.

Cyber Monday sales topped $1 billion for the first time last year.

 

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Tablet Owners Define New Category of Shoppers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tablet Owners Define New Category of Shoppers [INFOGRAPHIC] | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Tablets increase online e-commerce in the United States.
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