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– “Alibaba’s Singles’ Day shopping total was bigger than Facebook’s revenue last year,” writes Quartz of China’s “treat yourself” retail bonanza.
–H&M sister brand COS creates a garden of steel and mirrors for its LA pop-up, and Dezeen has the images.
–The on-demand economy is on a PR push: Airbnb and Uber “cast themselves as saviors of the middle class,” says the San Francisco Chronicle…
–…and in Wired, Handy’s CEO says “we must protect the on-demand economy to protect the future of work.”
–Would you take financial advice from a “robo-adviser”? The Guardian weighs the pros and cons.
–After years of holiday creep, “stores realize it’s dumb to open earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving,” says Time.
–Dystopia is the new Disneyland: A full-scale Hunger Games theme park is set to open in Dubai, says The Creators Project.
–Refinery 29, Dazed and i-D are among the media brands fighting for “millennial mindshare,” writes Business of Fashion.
–Retailer Westfield wants to change the airport customer experience, writes Frontier Magazine.
–Burberry joins a string of fashion companies consolidating their brands as it merges Prorsum, Brit and its main line. Via The Cut.
–So long to “church and state”: blended commerce and editorial are the new normal, writes Business of Fashion.
–More than 1.4 billion consumers will use mobile messaging apps in 2015, says eMarketer.
–Fast-fashion luxe: how did we get to £895 dresses from Topshop? The Guardian investigates.