Day: May 22, 2022

Klarna Launches Virtual Shopping Service to Boost Merchant and Volume

  • Klarna launches Virtual Shopping, meant to drive merchant acquisition and volume.
  • The new service will connects online shoppers with in-store retail associates via live chat and video to get product advice and shopping inspiration.
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The news: Klarna launched Virtual Shopping, which connects online shoppers with in-store retail associates via live chat and video to get product advice and shopping inspiration, per a press release.

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More on this: Virtual Shopping builds on technology from Hero, which Klarna acquired last July. The solution was already live with 300 brand partners but now extends to Klarna’s base of more than 400,000 global merchants. Customers can access Virtual Shopping on retail websites, and merchants can connect their employees to these customers via the Klarna Store app.

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Milan Men’s Fashion Week Sees Brands Switch Back From Coed Format

MILAN Prominent returns and several debuts will mark the upcoming Milan Men’s Fashion Week, slated to run from June 17 to 21. But don’t expect Zegna to kick off the week with its usual Friday slot. This season the brand is actually wrapping up the physical events on June 20, opting to stage its runway show at 7 p.m. at the Oasi Zegna reserve in Trivero, a two-hour ride from Milan.

“It will be the occasion to experience a special place, which embodies the values of the brand but also of Italy and sustainability: that link between man and nature that we have to push forward,” said Carlo Capasa, president of the Camera della Moda on Wednesday, unveiling the official calendar.

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I’m Trying To Break Up With Fast Fashion, But It Really Isn’t Easy

Habiba Katsha: from fast fashion to more conscious shopping habits. (Photo: Habiba Katsha)

Habiba Katsha: from fast fashion to more conscious shopping habits. (Photo: Habiba Katsha)

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In secondary school I was a big fan of thrifting and going to charity shops. It felt exhilarating finding clothes that weren’t on the high street so I could cultivate my own sense of style. My look was pretty vintage-inspired – centring around a classic pair of Levi’s

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