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Top 100 Retail Trends in November

From AI Grocery Carts to In-Store Doll Salons

— November 24, 2019 — Business
This collection of 2019 retail trends ranges from in-store instillations to wild new business ventures, all of which were designed with the specific intention of creating a meaningful experience for the customer.

Standouts from the list include an in-store doll salon that was put together by American Girl, which invited young shoppers to get their hair styled after their favorite American Girl doll. In addition, this event featured a nail bar and an ear piercing station. The fun activation helped create an emotional attachment to the consumers and the product, by bringing an aspect of the toy to life.

Technology also played an important role in the retail world this month, as innovations like an AI-powered shopping cart hit the scene. Sobeys' Caper Smart Cart boats an interactive screen that informs shoppers of deals and streamlines the in-store experience.
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Apple Pie-Themed Beverages
Apple Pie-Themed Beverages
McDonald's Teamed Up with Granny Smith in Japan for New Drinks
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99
Expanding Bitcoin-Supporting Apps
Expanding Bitcoin-Supporting Apps
The Fold App Makes Crypto Payment Possible Online and IRL
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98
Free Shipping Retail Promotions
Free Shipping Retail Promotions
Best Buy is Offering Free Next-Day Delivery for the Holiday Season
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97
Heat-to-Eat Breakfast Burgers
Heat-to-Eat Breakfast Burgers
The New Kepak Rustlers Products are Convenient and Flavorful
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96
Bitcoin-Accepting Car Manufacturers
Bitcoin-Accepting Car Manufacturers
Karma Automotive is Experimenting with Crypto Payment
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95
Smoky Meatless QSR Burgers
Smoky Meatless QSR Burgers
The Carl's Jr. Beyond BBQ Cheeseburger Has a Tangy, Satisfying Flavor
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94
Baked Good-Inspired Frozen Desserts
Baked Good-Inspired Frozen Desserts
The Cold Stone Creamery Cookie Butter Ice Cream is Seasonal
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93
Traditional Meat-Free Pastries
Traditional Meat-Free Pastries
The Country Choice Vegan Sausage Roll is Made with Quorn Filling
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92
Steakhouse-Inspired QSR Sandwiches
Steakhouse-Inspired QSR Sandwiches
The Arby’s Petite Filet Steak Sandwiches are Indulgent
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91
Better-for-You Snack Bar Branding
Better-for-You Snack Bar Branding
The New Nature Valley Pack Design Highlights Quality Recipes
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90
Profanity-Themed Pale Ales
Profanity-Themed Pale Ales
Jägermeister Introduced the New Arrogant Bastard Ale
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89
Thanksgiving Excuse Generator
Thanksgiving Excuse Generator
A Branded Platform Gives Excuses to Get Out of Holiday Obligations
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88
Free Online Delivery Promotions
Free Online Delivery Promotions
KFC is Celebrating Kentucky Fried Wings with Free Delivery
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87
Mobile Payment Credit Cards
Mobile Payment Credit Cards
Venmo Announced It Will Launch Its First Credit Card in 2020
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86
Power-Focused Budget Smartphones
Power-Focused Budget Smartphones
The Meizu 16T Features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor
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85
Football Season QSR Wings
Football Season QSR Wings
The KFC Kentucky Fried Wings Come in Three Sauce Choices
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84
Enhanced Readymade Egg Rolls
Enhanced Readymade Egg Rolls
The New Van's Kitchen Roller Grill Egg Rolls are Exquisitely Crispy
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83
Inspiring Photography Stores
Inspiring Photography Stores
Fujifilm's Photography Concept Store Encourages Creativity
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82
Allergen-Aware AR Mobile Apps
Allergen-Aware AR Mobile Apps
Scandit Boasts Helpful Grocery Store Tech for Those with Allergies
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81
Toronto-Based Vegan Restaurant Openings
Toronto-Based Vegan Restaurant Openings
L.A's by CHLOE Opened at Toronto's Yorkdale Mall
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80
Cold-Pressed Ginger Beers
Cold-Pressed Ginger Beers
TrueRoots Brewing Co. Launched the New TrueRoots Ginger Beer
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79
Bitcoin-Powered Retail Payment Platforms
Bitcoin-Powered Retail Payment Platforms
The Concept of Bitcoin for Retail is Tested Out in France
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78
Smoky Piquant Tacos
Smoky Piquant Tacos
The Taco Bueno Smokehouse Tacos Come in Several Options
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77
Blended Candy Bar Beverages
Blended Candy Bar Beverages
The New Tim Hortons Kit-Kat Beverages Come in Three Options
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76
Dessert-Like Cold Brew Coffees
Dessert-Like Cold Brew Coffees
The Chick-fil-A Mocha Cream Cold Brew Offers a Sweet Energy Boost
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75
Take-Home Thanksgiving Feasts
Take-Home Thanksgiving Feasts
Mimi's Bistro + Bakery Helps to Take the Stress Out of the Holidays
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74
Charitable Clothing Line-Run Podcasts
Charitable Clothing Line-Run Podcasts
Ralph Lauren's Podcast Drops Alongside a Clothing Line
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73
Cash-Powered Digital Payments
Cash-Powered Digital Payments
Samsung Pay Cash Lets Users Complete Purchases Using Available Money
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72
Grocery Pickup Stores
Grocery Pickup Stores
PC Express is a Standalone Store for Picking Up Online Orders
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71
Glacial Shift-Inspired Coat Collections
Glacial Shift-Inspired Coat Collections
Canada Goose Launched the Limited-Edition BRANTA Line
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70
Spicy Iced Low-Calorie Drinks
Spicy Iced Low-Calorie Drinks
The New 7-Eleven Slurpee Lite vitaminwater fire Has Just 20 Calories
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69
Advertisement-Covered Receipts
Advertisement-Covered Receipts
FreeReceiptPaper will Offer Free Receipt Rolls with Ads on the Rear
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68
Gruesome Blood-Inspired Gravies
Gruesome Blood-Inspired Gravies
The KFC Philippines Bloody Gravy Celebrates Halloween
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67
Interactive Beauty Departments
Interactive Beauty Departments
CVS and Glamsquad are Offering In-Store Blowouts, Tutorials & More
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66
Cookie Dough Body Scrubs
Cookie Dough Body Scrubs
Lush's 2019 Christmas Collection Includes a New Cookie Dough Shower Scrub
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65
Virtual Cannabis Engagement Technologies
Virtual Cannabis Engagement Technologies
Weed VR Connect Users with Growers and Distributors
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64
Bagel-Like Breakfast Burritos
Bagel-Like Breakfast Burritos
The Einstein Bros. Bagelrito is Wrapped in Bagel Dough
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63
Teledentistry Shop-in-Shops
Teledentistry Shop-in-Shops
SmileDirectClub's SmileShops Expand the D2C Brand's Reach
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62
Tart Fortified Juice Drinks
Tart Fortified Juice Drinks
The New Coldpress Cherry Apple Super Juice is Flavorful
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61
Supermarket Meal Boxes
Supermarket Meal Boxes
Lidl is Inviting Loyal Customers to Open a "Lidl Micromarket" in Their Home
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60
Comedian-Branded Liquor
Comedian-Branded Liquor
Nick Offerman Partnered with Lagavulin Distillery to Launch a Scotch
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59
Luxury Linen Bedding Pop-Ups
Luxury Linen Bedding Pop-Ups
Flax Sleep is Demonstrating Its Bedding at the Ossington House
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58
Durable Customizable Cases
Durable Customizable Cases
OtterBox Now Lets Your Personalize Its Tumblers and Phone Cases
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57
In-Store Doll Hospitals
In-Store Doll Hospitals
American Girl's Doll Hospitals Have Doll Doctors for Wellness Checks
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56
Faux-Mascot Halloween Costumes
Faux-Mascot Halloween Costumes
The Wacky Wavy Tube Guy Costume is Hilarious and Adorable
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55
Capturing Authentic Tradition Through Food
Capturing Authentic Tradition Through Food
An Interview with Nicola Farinetti, CEO of Eataly
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54
Purple Pastel Sneaker Releases
Purple Pastel Sneaker Releases
The YEEZY Boost Sneakers Now Arrive in 'Soft Vision'
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53
In-Store Doll Salons
In-Store Doll Salons
The American Girl Salon Invites Girls to Match their Favorite Doll's Style
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52
In-Fridge Home Grocery Deliveries
In-Fridge Home Grocery Deliveries
Walmart Will Now Put Your Groceries Directly into Your Fridge
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51
Classic Art-Themed Watch Collections
Classic Art-Themed Watch Collections
Swatch Collaborated with the Louvre for a Watch Collection
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50
Old School Cartoon-Themed Streetwear
Old School Cartoon-Themed Streetwear
Pop Trading Company Celebrates Popeye with the POP/EYE Series
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49
Checkout-Free Retail Stores
Checkout-Free Retail Stores
The Tesco Express Store Lets Shoppers Grab Items and Go
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48
Meat Producer-Branded Vegan Slices
Meat Producer-Branded Vegan Slices
Pork Producer Tulip Ltd Launched the Green Butcher Line
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47
Electric Vehicle Stores
Electric Vehicle Stores
Polestar Announced That It Will Open North America's First EV Store
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46
Celebratory Pokémon-Inspired Timepieces
Celebratory Pokémon-Inspired Timepieces
Casio G-SHOCK Releases an Old School Watch Design
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45
Millennial-Targeted Protein Snacks
Millennial-Targeted Protein Snacks
The Maximuscle Protein Dippers are Suitable for Vegetarians
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44
Spooky Cinema-Themed Pubs
Spooky Cinema-Themed Pubs
The Ill Minster Pub Has a Seasonal Nightmare Before Christmas Theme
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Comedy-Inspired Pop-Ups
Comedy-Inspired Pop-Ups
A New Mean Girls-Inspired Pop-Up Restaurant Called Fetch is Opening
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Camo-Printed Color-Blocked Shoes
Camo-Printed Color-Blocked Shoes
Converse Designs a Black Base of the Blocked Camouflage Chuck 70s
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Dark Chocolate-Covered Pea Snacks
Dark Chocolate-Covered Pea Snacks
The My Sweet Chickpea Snack is Sweet and Savory
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40
Chip-Coated Chicken Tenders
Chip-Coated Chicken Tenders
The KFC x Lay's Bar-B-Q Tenders are Only Available Until November 10
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39
Digital Wardrobe Assistant Apps
Digital Wardrobe Assistant Apps
The 'Trunkee' App Organizes Fashions, Helps with Selling and More
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38
Chocolate-Covered QSR Pizzas
Chocolate-Covered QSR Pizzas
The Domino's Japan Halloween Triple Chocolate Pizza is Indulgent
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37
Circular Fashion Partnerships
Circular Fashion Partnerships
Burberry and The RealReal are Joining Forces for Circular Fashion
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36
Preppy Americana Warm Streetwear
Preppy Americana Warm Streetwear
KITH Unveils the Lookbook for its Fall 2 Collection for 2019
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35
Sit-Down Convenience Stores
Sit-Down Convenience Stores
The First-Ever First-Ever Sit-Down 7-Eleven Has Opened in Dallas
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Rustic Chocolatier Hybrids
Rustic Chocolatier Hybrids
Fumihiko Sano Studio Curates a Space for a Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Brand
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Highly Durable Utility Bags
Highly Durable Utility Bags
HAVEN and PORTER Join Forces to Design the X-PAC CORDURA Collection
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Comfortable Orange-Accented Running Shoes
Comfortable Orange-Accented Running Shoes
End. Collaborates on a New New Balance 878 Colorway
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Customizable Cultured Diamonds
Customizable Cultured Diamonds
Great Heights' Lab-Grown Diamonds Give Customers More Control
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Cosmetic Store Conveyor Belts
Cosmetic Store Conveyor Belts
Lush is Presenting Plastic-Free Bath Products in a Unique Way
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Real-Time Storefront Displays
Real-Time Storefront Displays
Fomo Storefront Shows People What Other Customers Purchase
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TV Host Coffee Shops
TV Host Coffee Shops
Joanna Gaines Just Opened Her New 'Magnolia Press' Coffee Shop in Waco, Texas
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Autumnally Shaded Sneakers
Autumnally Shaded Sneakers
The Y-3 Kaiwa Sneaker Boasts a Bold Pumpkin-Like Color Scheme
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Minimalist Sustainable Womenswear
Minimalist Sustainable Womenswear
Outerknown Expands to the Female Market with New Collection
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IoT-Powered Retail Handles
IoT-Powered Retail Handles
The Digital Media Marketing Cooler Door Display Handle is Connected
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Spicy Ramen Gift Sets
Spicy Ramen Gift Sets
Walmart's New Sriracha Ramen Noodle Gift Set is Made for Hot Sauce Lovers
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Artful Delicatessen Installations
Artful Delicatessen Installations
Delicatessen on 6th Sells Felted Objects by Artist Lucy Sparrow
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22
Winter-Ready High Fashion Releases
Winter-Ready High Fashion Releases
A Prada Pop-Up is Launched at KM20 for the Linea Rossa Capsule
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Artist-Supporting Concept Stores
Artist-Supporting Concept Stores
Vans' London Store Hosts Exhibitions for Emerging Talent
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20
Pint-Sized Pancake Houses
Pint-Sized Pancake Houses
The World’s Tiniest IHOP Just Opened Up in Los Angeles
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19
Naturally Nutritious Smoothie Cubes
Naturally Nutritious Smoothie Cubes
Evive Smoothie is Designed for the Busy Contemporary Lifestyle
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18
Culturally Powered Mexican Pop-Ups
Culturally Powered Mexican Pop-Ups
The Made in Mexico City Pop-Up Celebrates Design and Culture
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17
AI-Powered Shopping Carts
AI-Powered Shopping Carts
Sobeys' Caper Smart Carts Help Shoppers Skip the Checkout Line
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16
Sustainability-Focused Shopping Initiatives
Sustainability-Focused Shopping Initiatives
Madewell and thredUP Debut the Madewell Archive
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15
Exclusive Snack Pop-Ups
Exclusive Snack Pop-Ups
Pop Up Grocer in SoHo Offered the Most Obscure & Highly Desirable Snacks
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14
Weather-Themed Apparel Pop-Ups
Weather-Themed Apparel Pop-Ups
The Arrival's Temporary NYC Shop Reflects Three Microclimates
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13
Stylish Sustainably Made Yoga Mats
Stylish Sustainably Made Yoga Mats
Maiya's Mats Blend South Asian and Californian Influences
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12
Playfully Luxurious Bag Capsules
Playfully Luxurious Bag Capsules
The Marni Market Series is Back with the 'Pop Folk Market' Launch
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11
Sustainable High-End Outerwear
Sustainable High-End Outerwear
The Moncler Grenoble Range is Going to Be Available on Highsnobiety
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10
VR-Powered Cannabis Experiences
VR-Powered Cannabis Experiences
Irisa is Disrupting the Cannabis Retail Space with Virtual Reality
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9
Inserted Skyscraper Gardens
Inserted Skyscraper Gardens
Kohn Pedersen Fox & Architects 61 Develop a Mixed-used Tower
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8
Street Artist Product Shops
Street Artist Product Shops
The Banksy Gross Domestic Product Shop is Located in Croydon
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7
Eye-Catching Boutique Cabinet Arrangements
Eye-Catching Boutique Cabinet Arrangements
Roman and Williams Design Three Cabinets of Curiosities
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6
90s Rebellious Platform Boots
90s Rebellious Platform Boots
Dr. Martens Drops a Dolls Kill Collaboration Full of Rugged Designs
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5
Upcycled Sustainable Fashion Campaigns
Upcycled Sustainable Fashion Campaigns
thredUP and Amour Vert Seek to Encourage an Eco Mindset
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4
Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Vancouver-Based Nada Grocery Sells Food Without Packaging
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3
Playful Robustly Colored Fashion
Playful Robustly Colored Fashion
The Hayley Elsaesser x Twik Collection Embraces a Candy Colorway
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2
Psychology-Inspired Designer Furniture Shops
Psychology-Inspired Designer Furniture Shops
Gestalt is a New Retail Space in Hudson, NYC
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Online Toy-Testing Hubs
Online Toy-Testing Hubs
KidHQ's Interactive Video Experiences Reinvent Holiday Shopping
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