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Industry News – December 6th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Tuesday, December 6th, 2016…

WOMEN’S SPECIALTY RETAILER TRIES ON SELF-CHECKOUT – ChainStoreAge
“Rebecca Minkoff is looking to bring self-checkout to fashion retailing. The fashion retailer has debuted a self-checkout system at its Manhattan flagship, Fastcodedesign.com reported, developed by tech startup QueueHop.”

LUXURY BRANDS SEEK A WAY INTO GENERATION Z – TheNewYorkTimes
“Unlike their older peers, who have watched technology gradually embed itself in their daily lives, members of Generation Z are known as “digital natives”: those who cannot remember what it is like to not have a cellphone permanently attached to their hand.”

FIRST AMERICAN FASHION DESIGNER TO SHOWCASE DESIGNS IN CUBA IN 55 YEARS – PRNewswire
“DiDomenico marked a place in history by being the first American designer to showcase designs in Cuba since the embargo was put in place in 1960.”

HOT TOPIC LAUNCHES ‘ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY’ COLLECTION (EXCLUSIVE) – Pret-a-Reporter
“Hot Topic has become the latest retailer to bring the Star Wars galaxy closer to home…The new collection, which hits Hot Topic’s retailers and online store today, is a mix of nine options that cater to both male and female aspiring Jedis — a change-up from what had been the standard practice of capsule collections that primarily focus on the latter.”

SEARS EXECUTIVES ARE QUIETLY FLEEING THE COMPANY – BusinessInsider
“Sears has lost two top executives within the last week, sending a dire warning about the health of America’s once-leading retailer just days ahead of its quarterly earnings report.”

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