Item of the Week: Oakley 3D Gascan glasses


SuperBowl XLVI is upon us, and I’m sure electronics stores across the nation are having the usual run on the latest, greatest television sets, including those incorporating new 3D technology. When I went to see Avatar in a 3D movie theater, I have to confess to having a moment of style crisis when I was […]

Woolrich to launch anti-odor apparel technology


Outdoor clothing company Woolrich is to bring an odour eliminating technology called Agion Active to the apparel market this Fall. It has partnered with anti-odour firm Agion to launch the technology in a collection of Merino and polyester blend base …

From Flash to Full: Gilt Groupe’s John Auerbach


John Auerbach is spearheading Gilt Groupe’s new full-price men’s e-commerce site. Gilt Groupe, the e-commerce firm famous for limited-time designer sample sales, has had a major impact on online retail by introducing the flash sale model. With more than 400,000 Gilt Man customers and Gilt Groupe’s $100 million-plus men’s business, the company is launching a […]

Amazon rolls out “shape picker” technology

Internet retailing giant Amazon has announced a new search capability for its men’s and women’s shoe stores to search and browse for shoes based on how they look. Shape joins price range, brand, and colour in the menu of choices when customers are searching. “With the launch of this new search feature, finding the right […]

Schoeller fabric finish repels ticks and mosquitos

Swiss-based Schoeller Textil AG has developed a new finishing technology for garment fabrics to protect wearers from ticks and mosquitos. The Inzectic process works by paralyzing and killing pests such as ticks when they come into contact with a treated fabric surface. It is also said to cut down on the number of mosquitos landing […]

Trying It On

New technologies revolutionize the way retailers interact with their clientele. Three technology firms are helping retailers adapt to the changing ways consumers shop for apparel. Two of them, Fits.Me and Virtual Closet, allow shoppers to “try on” clothes without any effort at all. First Insight helps retailers pick consumers’ brains for trend preferences and price […]