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.

You Should Know: Collaborative Consumption

You Should Know: Collaborative Consumption

You’ve probably heard the term “Collaborative Consumption” before, but what does it really mean? Very simply, it’s when we share the things we use. It’s a straightforward idea, but a very important one–it’s changed how we think about ownership. As…
Introducing: Third Wave Magazine

Introducing: Third Wave Magazine

You are going to LOVE this! We’re publishing the first ever fashion tech print magazine–and you can reserve your subscription starting today. Here’s the scoop: The most important thing for you to know about Third Wave Magazine is that it’s…
3 Unique Pop-Up Shop Examples

3 Unique Pop-Up Shop Examples

This week we’ve been catching up with Lion’esque Group founder Melissa Gonzalez, the pop-up shop guru and author of the new book, The Pop-Up Paradigm. Today she gives us three unique examples of pop-up shops–each one offers us something different…
Fashioning Data: Download the In-Depth Report for Free

Fashioning Data: Download the In-Depth Report for Free

Fashion uses big data in unique ways. We have idiosyncratic inputs (including style quizzes), distinct outputs (think of sizing preferences), and a distinctive data life cycle (such as allowing consumers to buy directly from the runway). In all industries, access to…
Fashion Tech on Radio New Zealand

Fashion Tech on Radio New Zealand

Our founder was recently interviewed for the fantastic Kim Hill show on Radio New Zealand. They talk business models, fashion tech startups (like Poshmark and Lacquerous) and about her Helmut Lang jacket. It’s a fun interview; give it a listen! 
Showroom Meets Salesfloor at LAUNCH NYC

Showroom Meets Salesfloor at LAUNCH NYC

The concept of shopping directly from the runway is on everyone’s mind these days. It’s well known that traditional fashion weeks are moving increasingly toward selling in real time. One collective is already there. LAUNCH NYC is an event, going…
Content Meets Commerce

Content Meets Commerce

CONTENT + COMMERCE. Our first Fashion Tech Report of 2014 is out today, and it’s a doozy! We dove in deep to share with you everything you need to know about the essential merging of content with commerce. We’ve always…
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