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Shop at a store that hasn’t been built yet

Knowing that your favourite brand is coming to the local shopping centre is exciting, but there’s nothing more infuriating than seeing a barricaded shop front emblazoned with a logo and an opening date a couple of months from now. US fashion brand Kate Spade may have found a solution.



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  • Article image Argos: a catalogue shop for the digital age

    Argos was ‘the Amazon of the 1980s’. But now, with the web giant launching a retail store and Argos ‘doing digital’, the catalogue shop could be the one to watch. But what changed? Has Argos finally solved its image problem? And has it really become a ‘cool brand’?

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  • Article image I Love Mall: shopping in a virtual world

    Brazilians have a long-running love affair with malls. There are currently 503 shopping centres across the nation, earning a total revenue of R$129 billion in 2013. Can an e-commerce platform that promises to be a virtual mall entice Brazilians to spend online?