Deep Thinking

Practical advice is nothing if not accompanied by big picture; complete with thought-provoking ideas and crystal clear context. Sometimes it’s important to take a step back and examine why we do things or how we could do them better. In this section you will find deep thoughts, future-facing ideas, in-depth resources, and intelligent thinking.

We dive deep into the future of commerce & the future of retail, connected stores, wearable tech, IoE / IoT, fashion tech startups, digital strategy and more. One of the things we have always loved about you, our readers, is how astute you are. This is where we share our ideas with you.

Now Shipping! THIRD WAVE MAGAZINE

Now Shipping! THIRD WAVE MAGAZINE

We’re thrilled to announce that THIRD WAVE, the world’s first fashion tech print magazine, is now shipping! This morning WWD let the world know: there’s a new magazine in town! It’s full of fashion tech and wearable goodness, as well as…
The Singularity: What the Heck Is It?

The Singularity: What the Heck Is It?

Have you heard the term “singularity” thrown around in reference to wearable tech? Some people say it’s scary, über-scientist Stephen Hawking says it could mean the end of the human race, and others say we’re already there. You should definitely…
Connected Stores: Think Socially

Connected Stores: Think Socially

In our last post, we took a look at a few retailers who are nailing digital in their physical stores–and some who still need to get up to speed. While incorporating interactive physical technology is cool and innovative, it can…
So, What is the “Internet of Things”?

So, What is the “Internet of Things”?

You’re not alone in thinking that the phrases all jumble together: internet of things, IoT, internet of everything, IoE, connected home, smart home, connected devices, wearables, thereables, etc. and then some. In a new industry like this, it can be…
Connected Stores: Who’s Nailing It Now

Connected Stores: Who’s Nailing It Now

Retailers have gotten the message that they need to up the technology ante in order for their stores to thrive. Customers want the best shopping experience, and it’s up to retailers to make their wishes come true. Nevermind online-only or…
Stop Calling Things Disruptive

Stop Calling Things Disruptive

At Third Wave Fashion, sometimes we get to the point where we’ve had it with jargon, and we ban words. Here’s why you should stop calling things “disruptive.” Truly disruptive technologies or business models are an amazing thing. Steam engines,…
Connected Stores: Who, What, and Why?

Connected Stores: Who, What, and Why?

Recently, much of the focus in fashion tech has been the implementation of new technologies in brick and mortar stores. Smart retailers have been moving in a digital direction in an attempt to better serve their customers–and drive more sales.…
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