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Urban Outfitter's Sales Continue to Tumble in Third Quarter

But Anthropologie and Free People lines thrive at home and abroad

Urban Outfitters has suffered yet another disappointing financial season. The namesake brand reported its sales fell 7 percent in the third quarter. This comes on the heels of a 10…

Zappos Embraces Its Quirkiness to Stand Out in San Francisco's Tech Crowd

Inside the shoe retailer's digital lab

Walking into Zappos’ tech-savvy San Francisco office—dubbed Zappos Labs—it becomes clear that this is not the typical Silicon Valley space often depicted in the media with walls made out of…

How an Office Supply Brand Stays On the Cutting Edge of Retail

Staples goes cross-country for digital push

When you think of savvy digital marketers, an office supply retailer may not be the first name that comes to mind. But over the past two years, Staples has opened…

This $473 Billion Retailer Wants to Be the Next Ad-Tech Star

@WalmartLabs pioneers digital innovation trend

If you're like most Americans, you probably don't think of Walmart as a major digital company. But within the digital marketing industry, the retailer is on everyone’s lips as a…

Meet 7 Brands That Are Building the Future of Digital Retail Through Innovation Labs

These marketers think big by going small

At first glance, Westfield San Francisco Centre appears to be a typical American shopping mall with the usual rotation of mass-market retailers, a food court and a movie theater. But…

L.A.’s Diverse Creative and Tech Culture Energize New Agency President

David&Goliath’s Brian Dunbar sees city as a collection of unique towns

  Photo: Karl J. Kaul/Wonderful Machine Specs Who Brian Dunbar Old gig Managing partner, director of client services, David&Goliath New gig President, David&Goliath Age 54 What's been your Goliath moment since becoming president? I think it's been really managing…

What Do So Many Celebrities See in Ray-Ban's Wayfarer Sunglasses?

From James Dean to James Franco

Style and color are very important when it comes to sunglasses, but as any fashionista—or just anyone who lives in L.A.—will tell you, no frames get hot until celebrities put…

This Is What Consumers Want From New Tech

And 4 startups trying to take those desires to the bank

What needs and priorities define the contemporary American consumer? The Future Foundation took a look at some key trends shaping modern life, and using its findings, selected four startups the…

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Is Rebranding Ciroc for the Millennial Mindset

The vodka's new message is more about 'we' than 'me,' says the mogul

Sean "Diddy" Combs has always been a hip-hop marketing pioneer, extending his brand into fashion in the late '90s and top-shelf liquors in recent years. Since 2009, he's helped Diageo's Ciroc…

Women Have to Pay More for Plus-Size Jeans at Old Navy, but Men Don't

Retailer joins other brands in body-image controversies

Old Navy becomes the latest brand to find itself embroiled in a plus-size controversy. It is under fire for charging women more for plus-size jeans, sizes 16 to 30. Men, meanwhile,…

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