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American Eagle Outfitters focuses on image recognition in search bar

June 29, 2016

American Eagle Outfitters is the latest retailer to adopt image recognition technology and showcase it prominently in its application’s search bar to better meet the needs of younger shoppers.

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Banana Republic Factory pilots mobile loyalty, chat to enhance in-store shopping

June 23, 2016

Banana Republic Factory is testing a mobile rewards program called Perks! at 40 stores to enhance the in-store shopping experience by engaging with customers via digital loyalty, chat and AI.

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Oak Labs exec: Touchscreen fitting rooms revamp retail experiences

June 23, 2016

NEW YORK – An Oak Labs executive at Forrester’s CXNYC 2016 revealed how major retailers, including Ralph Lauren, are transforming their fitting room experiences with interactive touchscreens, displaying the fluid way in which mobile technology can integrate into a bricks-and-mortar store.

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Free People rounds up partnerships, shoppable video, giveaways

June 21, 2016

Free People is driving sales of its athletic wear through a shoppable mobile video, advertised on social media along with a contest that taps partnerships with multiple health and fitness-related brands for giveaways.

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Attract new customers with mobile sites rather than apps: Shinola exec

June 15, 2016

NEW YORK – A Shinola executive at Intersect Fashion New York 2016 detailed how the watch designer developed a mobile-first redesign of its Web site, including its struggle to get all team members to embrace mobile.

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Plato’s Closet messages loyal, potential customers via flok’s merchant network

June 14, 2016

Plato’s Closet is directly messaging customers through a third-party mobile application called Flok while leveraging a business companion app to manage these interactions, including accessing a news feed of messages and a map of nearby customers.

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Fabletics kicks up signups through shop-now push on Instagram

June 13, 2016

Online subscription retailer Fabletics is making it easier for its key demographic to signup through a shop now Instagram ad campaign in which users fill out a quiz to get personalized products.

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J. Crew unbuttons gender-specific sales push via menswear-only Instagram account

June 10, 2016

J. Crew is attempting to direct more attention toward its menswear line by introducing the J. Crew Men’s Instagram account, which enables followers to browse new and classic apparel and accessories before clicking a link in the retailer’s bio to purchase must-have items.

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Gap unzips summer sales with mobile passport for earning badges, winning prizes

June 9, 2016

Gap is tightening the seams on sales this summer with a 100-day-long sweepstakes encouraging customers to complete daily selfie challenges to earn badges using a mobile-optimized passport feature and potentially win prizes.

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Under Armour taps 170M fitness users for new shopping app

June 8, 2016

Under Armour is bulking up on mobile by adding a shopping application to the brand’s array of fitness titles, providing more than 170 million users with a personalized experience based on their workout history.

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