Breaking down ‘Shop’ by Shopify

A BIG headline that broke this week in the world of commerce was that Shopify had released a mobile app called “Shop” which was “designed to create a more intuitive digital shopping experience from product discovery to delivery” (via Chain Store Age). Other important things to note: Customers have access to streamlined checkout across allContinue reading “Breaking down ‘Shop’ by Shopify”

I tried two different luxury resale sites. Here’s how it went…

In the last three months I decided to try out two different luxury resale sites to see what all the hype was about and how the experiences differed across brands. Luxury resale sites have been hard to ignore in the last few years (a $24 billion industry, might I say) and been in the retailContinue reading “I tried two different luxury resale sites. Here’s how it went…”

10 Online UX Features that WON’T deter me from making a purchase on your website

I consider myself to be somewhat of a professional online shopper. I can spend hours and hours putting together shopping carts of things that I most likely won’t ever buy or won’t buy for weeks (sorry retailers- at least I don’t abandon the cart?) and with a background in retail and design, I often askContinue reading “10 Online UX Features that WON’T deter me from making a purchase on your website”

Where Art & Retail Meet

I visited the Minneapolis Institute of Art this Saturday for probably the 10th time, but for the first time I was truly amazed by the merchandising and selection in the Mia store/gift shop. This inspired me to think deeper into the intersection of art and retail and the psychology behind consuming art or “artsy” products.Continue reading “Where Art & Retail Meet”

1 hr at The Shops at Hudson Yards

On the Saturday after Christmas, I went to NYC for a day to check out all of the new retail buzz. First on my list, after stopping into all of my favorite SoHo stores, was Hudson Yards. I first heard about Hudson Yards sometime in the last year, and figured it was some kind ofContinue reading “1 hr at The Shops at Hudson Yards”

Gap, you make me sad

The other day I visited a Gap store while on my break from work with the hopes of trying on a new pair of jeans that Gap launched so that I could find the right size. While the jeans were fantastic and I ended up ordering them online, I was so disappointed by the physicalContinue reading “Gap, you make me sad”