Saudi women entrepreneurs, Uber transit, closed-loop fashion, mobile etiquette.
–Bloomberg spotlights a wave of Saudi women harnessing Instagram to pursue entrepreneurship despite societal restrictions.
-Uber is taking cues from public transit, planning route systems that streamline urban transport, says Fortune.
-As economic downturn continues in Brazil, Business of Fashion looks at the country’s shrinking luxury market.
-In the midst of economic recovery, US Goodwill shops are going high-end with a new boutique offering, reports New York’s The Cut.
-“Fashion is in the throes of a full-scale casting revolution,” declares Dazed in an expose on the new, imperfect aesthetic.
-New research from Pew explores Americans’ evolving views on mobile etiquette.
–Quartz examines “why WhatsApp bombed in the US, while Snapchat and Kik blew up.”
–IQ Intel looks at how the Middle East’s video game developers are debunking western stereotypes surrounding the Arab world and Islamic culture.
-Selfridges and designer Anya Hindmarch plan to launch a chic car park-themed retail space to showcase the designer’s new auto-inspired line. Via WWD.
-Ralph Lauren’s latest tech-forward move for the Polo brand is a holographic window display at its Fifth Avenue flagship, reports WWD.
-“Robots are using wikiHow to figure out how to cook us breakfast,” reports Quartz.
-McKinsey’s August report looks at the grocery sector in emerging markets.
-An Adweek infographic explores how millennial moms shop for their kids’ lunches.
–eMarketer explores parents’ habits when shopping for tech for their kids.
–Nielsen compares men and women’s mobile habits in India.
–The Guardian spotlights Momppy Mpoppy, a South African black doll that is redefining young girls’ perception of body image in the country.
-Facebook has just launched a “Donate Now” button to easily connect users to the causes they care about, reports Adweek.
Image source: Dazed. Photography by Roe Ethridge, Fashion by Robbie Spencer, Makeup by Yadim