"Designers from Comme Des Garçons to Chanel have made emoji packs, but now Gucci is giving us the latest in internet culture / fashion crossovers: Gucci memes. Yup, you read that right – and there’s even an Arthur fist clench in there."
2. Walmart ramps up e-commerce with two new initiatives
"Walmart has been actively expanding its efforts to boost its e-commerce operations recently, as the company looks to better compete with online retail giant Amazon. And this week, it announced two new initiatives to that end."
3. Montblanc to launch debut smartwatch collection exclusively on Mr Porter
"Montblanc has selected Mr Porter, the leading online platform for men, as its exclusive partner for the launch of its debut smartwatch the Montblanc Summit Collection. Developed together in partnership with Google, the Montblanc Summit Collection is set to debut exclusively on Mr Porter in May for two weeks."
4. Sephora is betting big on augmented reality for beauty
“Bridget Dolan and her team at Sephora’s Innovation Lab, based in San Francisco, were a year into developing a new virtual reality tool for the retailer’s mobile app when the technology used to power the experience saw a breakthrough."