FashTech Digest #2 | Intel & Luxottica, Fits.me buying Clothes Horse, Snapchat launches Snapcash

This week’s latest Fashion & Tech news!

Intel and the Luxottica Group’s new partnership: hope for the wearables market, or more empty promises? – PandoDaily

Can anyone make wearable devices that don’t look like cheap props from a sci-fi film? Intel hopes to find out through a new partnership with the Luxottica Group, an eyewear company responsible for several famous brands like Ray-Ban and Armani.

Consolidation Begins in Clothing-Fit Tech as Fits.Me Buys Clothes Horse – Wsj (Tech)

Fits.me uses virtual models to help online shoppers find the best clothing fit.

Do You Have a Light? Ralph Lauren Does – The New York Times

This week, the company is unveiling the third leg in its bid to position itself as not just fashion’s premier dream Americana company, but also fashion’s premier tech company.

Fashion And Tech Companies Merge Online And Offline Sales – Tech Crunch

With online sales up 17% and physical retail down 11%, it’s no wonder retailers large and small are increasingly living online. An alternative to simply shuttering the windows, though, is to experiment with new technologies to integrate the showroom, the storefront, and the web.

Christopher Bailey’s Burberry Vision: Tech-Driven Yet Personal – WWD

Burberry’s new flagship on Rodeo Drive here is its latest step in Christopher Bailey’s drive to marry the high tech with heritage.

Snapchat launches Snapcash payment feature with Square – BBC News

Snapchat has unveiled a new feature that will allow users to send money to other clients of the messaging app.

The biggest names in fashion are trying to make Instagram a shopping app – Quartz

When it comes to social media, Michael Kors is at the top of the fashion heap. The designer has 16 million fans on Facebook, and 2.4 million on Twitter (an interactive bunch). On Instagram—where he has 3.1 million fans—he just made moves to convert his “likes” to actual sales.

This holiday season, high-end retailers go high-tech – The Washington Post

Beginning this week, shoppers at Tysons Corner Center with the right app may see a welcome message pop up on their smartphones as they walk into the mall.

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