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Top 100 Business Trends in October

From Cashless AI Stores to Innovative Training Apps

— October 28, 2018 — Autos
The October 2018 business trends stem from a plethora of interactive concepts that have a strong focus on consumer-centric approaches. These advancements ensure convenience and efficiency, helping to enable a positive experience within any industry.

San Francisco is a city that embodies this idea, as shown with the new Standard Cognition market. It is a concept store that runs on an artificial intelligence system to deliver seamless retail experiences to its consumers, as it eliminates any lineups and checkouts. With no cashier system, they are able to pay using an online app with plans to go app-free later this year.

Another example of this month's progressive business tactics is the Wonder platform, a solution for those who find themselves stumped for creativity. It recognizes the importance of innovation and stimulates the mind with creativity training activities, along with a platform to share ideas with others and a journal to track it all.
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Activity
Freshness
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Customer-Celebrating Campaigns
Customer-Celebrating Campaigns
TD Introduces #TDThanksYou for Customer Appreciation Day
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99
Business Savings Bank Accounts
Business Savings Bank Accounts
Masthaven Bank Branches Out its Expertise as a Specialist Lender
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98
Seasonal Health-Conscious Smoothies
Seasonal Health-Conscious Smoothies
These Pumpkin Smoothies from Smoothie King are Low in Calories
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97
Artificial Preservative-Free QSR Foods
Artificial Preservative-Free QSR Foods
McDonald’s USA Removed Unwanted Ingredients from Burgers
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96
Plant-Based QSR Sliders
Plant-Based QSR Sliders
The White Castle Impossible Slider is Made with Meat-Free Ingredients
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95
Digitalized Healthcare Services
Digitalized Healthcare Services
Wema Bank Introduces a New Healthcare Product in Nigeria
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94
Authentic Latin Restaurant Hybrids
Authentic Latin Restaurant Hybrids
Latin World is an Affordable Restaurant and Grocery Store
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93
Goal-Centric Banking Services
Goal-Centric Banking Services
Tangerine Introduces its Goals Service to Help Customers Save Money
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92
Automated Bookkeeping Platforms
Automated Bookkeeping Platforms
'Receipt Stash' Extracts Relevant Info from Receipts and More
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91
Freelancer Collection Services
Freelancer Collection Services
'Unpayd' Reaches Out to Clients When Payment is Overdue
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90
Intuitive Personal Shopper Services
Intuitive Personal Shopper Services
'MYSHOPOVER' Connects Shoppers with Premium Services
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89
Studio Space Rental Marketplaces
Studio Space Rental Marketplaces
'Placeuse' Pinpoints the Best Available Spaces to Rent Out
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88
Side Project Management Platforms
Side Project Management Platforms
'Kiamboy' Ensures You Have Time for Both Work and Play
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87
Location-Based Telecommunication Marketing
Location-Based Telecommunication Marketing
SmarTone Taps into myTV SUPER for a Targeted Campaign
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86
Blueberry-Infused Gentle Skincare Treatments
Blueberry-Infused Gentle Skincare Treatments
Airelle Helps Consumers Reach Glowing, Healthy Skin
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85
Customizable Pasta Menus
Customizable Pasta Menus
The Panera Bread 'Build Your Own Mac' Experience Enables Custom Meals
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84
Overtime-Preventing Mouses
Overtime-Preventing Mouses
The BKID Balance Wireless Mouse Remind You When the Day is Over
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83
Visually Impaired Grocery Aids
Visually Impaired Grocery Aids
Wegmans Supermarkets Offer a More Accessible Way to Grocery Shop
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82
Celebratory Italian Espresso Drinks
Celebratory Italian Espresso Drinks
The Starbucks Cordusio Celebrates the Brand's Expansion
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81
Eco Compostable Coffee Pods
Eco Compostable Coffee Pods
These Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Soft Coffee Pods Biodegrade Quickly
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80
Convenient Cashless Payment Apps
Convenient Cashless Payment Apps
NETSpay is a Popular Digital Payment App from Singapore
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79
Breakup-Specific Storage Solutions
Breakup-Specific Storage Solutions
'ExBox' is an On-Demand Storage Service By MakeSpace and Mschf
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78
Professional Collaboration Productivity Platforms
Professional Collaboration Productivity Platforms
The 'Archmule' App Offers Real-Time Connectivity
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77
Extravagant Two-Toned Jackets
Extravagant Two-Toned Jackets
KAPITAL's Kamakura Anorak Blouson is Extremely Versatile and Artful
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76
Optimized Delivery Management Platforms
Optimized Delivery Management Platforms
'Tookan' Keeps a Close Eye on Your Mobile Workforce
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75
Startup-Only Job Platforms
Startup-Only Job Platforms
The 'Startup Jobs' Platform Pinpoints the Best Opportunities
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74
Fresh Fragrance Collections
Fresh Fragrance Collections
The Factory by Steve Madden is a Five-Piece Fragrance Range
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73
International Cuisine Pronunciation Guides
International Cuisine Pronunciation Guides
Magnet & The Food People Launch an Informative Post
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72
Locational Coupon Apps
Locational Coupon Apps
'Clipit' Pinpoints Deals as Soon as You Walk into the Store
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71
Mobile Ice Cream Deliveries
Mobile Ice Cream Deliveries
The Häagen-Dazs NOW App Offers On-Demand Geo-Targeted Deliveries
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70
Independent Boutique Shopping Apps
Independent Boutique Shopping Apps
The 'Couture Lane' Marketplace Pinpoints the Best Fashions
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69
Content-Synthesizing Platforms
Content-Synthesizing Platforms
'Press.FYI' Condenses Your Content for Highly Shareable Articles
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68
Charitable Stylish E-Commerce Lines
Charitable Stylish E-Commerce Lines
eBay & Karla Welch Collaborate on a Fashion-Forward Range
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67
Plant-Based Skin Care Boutiques
Plant-Based Skin Care Boutiques
The Take Care Shop Bases Its Business on Self-Care Philosophies
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66
Better-for-You Checkout Stands
Better-for-You Checkout Stands
Raley's New Check Stands Feature 25% Less Candy & Mindful Snacks
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65
Millennial-Focused Banking Platforms
Millennial-Focused Banking Platforms
Zag Bank's Business Puts Millennial Banking to the Forefront
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64
Sizable Exclusive Sneaker Releases
Sizable Exclusive Sneaker Releases
The YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 are Made Available to a Mass Audience
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63
Convenient Scooter-Sharing Services
Convenient Scooter-Sharing Services
Lyft's Electric Scooters are an Affordable Way to Get Places
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62
Animated Celebrity Outfit Evolution
Animated Celebrity Outfit Evolution
Budget Direct's Post Boasts the Iconic Outfits of Musicians
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61
Movement-Tracking Treadmills
Movement-Tracking Treadmills
Lululemon's Signature Movement Experience Identifies Motion Patterns
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60
Rustic Steak-Infused Subs
Rustic Steak-Infused Subs
The Firehouse Subs Pub Steak Sub is Made with the New Beer Cheese Sauce
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59
Elegant Limited Edition Wines
Elegant Limited Edition Wines
Chandon California Teams Up with BaubleBar for a Holiday Collection
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58
Portable Secure VPN Routers
Portable Secure VPN Routers
Butterfly is an Ideal Virtual Private Network for Businessmen
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57
Convenient Self-Heating Technology
Convenient Self-Heating Technology
LAVA GEL Has Multiple Applications Across Different Industries
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56
Fashionable Furniture Start-Ups
Fashionable Furniture Start-Ups
'The Inside' Makes Quality, Affordable Pieces Accessible Online
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55
On-Demand Coffee Deliveries
On-Demand Coffee Deliveries
Starbucks is Testing Coffee Delivery in Florida with Uber Eats
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54
eCommerce Fashion Collaborations
eCommerce Fashion Collaborations
Amazon Fashion is Launching a New J.Crew Mercantile Collection
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53
Sustainable Fashion Supply Chains
Sustainable Fashion Supply Chains
olive + elliot Helps Luxury Brands to Enforce Sustainability
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52
Diet-Friendly Meal Kits
Diet-Friendly Meal Kits
Blue Apron Has Launched Whole30-approved Recipes for September
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51
Inflatable Tube Man Costumes
Inflatable Tube Man Costumes
LookOurWay Launches an Inflatable Tube Man Costume for Halloween
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50
Ethical Contemporary Womenswear Lines
Ethical Contemporary Womenswear Lines
M|N|ML Produces Clothing with an Emphasis on Sustainability
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49
Connected Parcel Protection Lockers
Connected Parcel Protection Lockers
The 'Unbox' Package Delivery System Deters Package Theft
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48
Nutritious Low-Sugar Biltong Snacks
Nutritious Low-Sugar Biltong Snacks
Stryve's Offerings are Extremely Healthy & Packed with Protein
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47
Apple Cider Vinegar-Based Tonics
Apple Cider Vinegar-Based Tonics
Fire Brew Sells Health Shots in a Whiskey Bottle
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46
Curated Vintage Furniture Shops
Curated Vintage Furniture Shops
Homestead Seattle is a Store That Sells Beautiful Retro Pieces
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45
Towering Timber Housing Complexes
Towering Timber Housing Complexes
Anders Berensson Architects Proposes Timber Towers in Sweden
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44
Casual Denim Menswear Collections
Casual Denim Menswear Collections
Madewell is Extending Its Business to the Male Audience
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43
Reimagined Iconic Fashion Staples
Reimagined Iconic Fashion Staples
Daniëlle Cathari Deconstructs the Classic adidas Tracksuit
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42
Historic Fashion House Popups
Historic Fashion House Popups
Toronto's Louis Vuitton Time Capsule Exhibit Boasts Archival Pieces
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41
Shoppable Department Store Screens
Shoppable Department Store Screens
Harvey Nichols' In-Store Touchscreens Share Shoppable Videos
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40
Eco-Friendly High-Fashion Practices
Eco-Friendly High-Fashion Practices
Burberry Makes Moves Toward a More Sustainable Process
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39
Tricky Color Block Pants
Tricky Color Block Pants
PrettyLittleThing Boasts a Slight Optical Illusion with This Model
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38
Social Media E-Commerce Platforms
Social Media E-Commerce Platforms
IG Shopping Lets Buyers Purchase Directly on the New Platform
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37
Ecologically Ethical Lifestyle Brands
Ecologically Ethical Lifestyle Brands
Whimsy + Row's Approach to Business is Ultra-Sustainable
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36
Adaptable Performance Menswear
Adaptable Performance Menswear
'Hill City' is the First New Brand from Gap Inc. in Over a Decade
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35
Successful Geo-Targeting Store Campaigns
Successful Geo-Targeting Store Campaigns
IKEA Drives More Customers to Its Store with Data
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34
Personalized In-Store Wishlists
Personalized In-Store Wishlists
The Conran Shop & Pinterest are Simplifying Shopping Experiences
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33
Innovation Training Apps
Innovation Training Apps
The 'Wonder' Platform Helps Users Enhance Their Creativity and More
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32
Tasty Vegan Advent Calendars
Tasty Vegan Advent Calendars
Squish Candies Accommodates Individuals with Restricted Diets
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31
Multifunctional Golden Cubic Buildings
Multifunctional Golden Cubic Buildings
Stefano Boeri Architetti Designs a Geometry-Inspired Facade
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30
Photographically Printed Textured Fabrics
Photographically Printed Textured Fabrics
Kirkby Design x Tom Dixon's Detailed Work is Interesting
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29
Cashierless Beverage Shops
Cashierless Beverage Shops
'The Drug Store' by Dirty Lemon is a Tech-Enabled Cashless Concept
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28
Garden-Connected Office Extensions
Garden-Connected Office Extensions
Frank Gehry Designs Facebook's Headquarters in Silicon Valley
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27
Blogger-Led Inclusive Swimsuit Lines
Blogger-Led Inclusive Swimsuit Lines
Katie Sturino x Bruna Malucelli's Collab is Fun & Elegant
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26
Minimalist Influencer Halloween Costumes
Minimalist Influencer Halloween Costumes
Urban Outfitters Taps into the Recent Cultural Phenomenon
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25
Cuban-Inspired Bakery Sandwiches
Cuban-Inspired Bakery Sandwiches
The Panera Bread Cuban Sandwich is Made with Artisan Ingredients
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24
Colorful Knit Watch Designs
Colorful Knit Watch Designs
TID Watches Partners Up with Clara Von Zweigbergk for a Cheerful Piece
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23
Omnichannel Beauty Concepts
Omnichannel Beauty Concepts
Sephora's Omnichannel Retail Concept Uses an App, Website & WeChat
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22
Design-Friendly Floral Shop Hybrids
Design-Friendly Floral Shop Hybrids
PlantShed is a Luxe Boutique Destination for Your Plant Needs
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21
Augmented Reality Online Shopping
Augmented Reality Online Shopping
Opendesk Allows Its Customers to Choose Furniture with AR
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20
Charming Cartoon Cat Cafes
Charming Cartoon Cat Cafes
The New Hello Kitty Grand Cafe is Set to Open in Irvine, California
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19
Ultra-Colorful Pastel Cafe Interiors
Ultra-Colorful Pastel Cafe Interiors
Appareil Architecture Arranges a Whimsical & Engaging Design
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18
Pain-Free Curly Hair Stylings
Pain-Free Curly Hair Stylings
The PuffCuff Was Awarded the Sally Beauty Innovation Award
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17
Cashierless AI Stores
Cashierless AI Stores
San Francisco's Standard Market Offers a Seamless Shopping Experience
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16
O2O Eco Beauty Shops
O2O Eco Beauty Shops
Zalando's Beauty Station Boasts Stainless Steel Cubes & Recycled Cup Shelving
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15
Inaugural Comfort-Focused Menswear
Inaugural Comfort-Focused Menswear
Lolë Launches Its First-Ever Men's Activewear Collection
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14
Autonomous Grocery Delivery Cars
Autonomous Grocery Delivery Cars
AutoX Drives a "Mobile Shelf" to Customers on the Spot
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13
Reinveted Belt Designs
Reinveted Belt Designs
Hyddin's Take on the Belt Reimagines the Accessory with a Hidden Flap
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12
Gorgeous Celebrity-Headed Editorials
Gorgeous Celebrity-Headed Editorials
GARAGE Debuts Its September Issue with a Rihanna Photoshoot
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11
Best-Selling Product Stores
Best-Selling Product Stores
The Curated 'Amazon 4-Star' Store Contains Only Top-Selling Items
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10
Shareable Toy Subscription Services
Shareable Toy Subscription Services
Whirli Redefines the Meaning Behind Playtime & Builds Value
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9
Collaborative Creative Projects
Collaborative Creative Projects
Peanuts Global Art Collective & STORY Boast Community Enhancement
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8
Modern Youth Fashion Brand
Modern Youth Fashion Brand
Youth-Centric COLLUSION Celebrates Millennials & Gives Them a Voice
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7
Paper-Made Window Display Installations
Paper-Made Window Display Installations
Helen Musselwhite's Art is Whimsical & Multicultural
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6
Localized Convenience Stores
Localized Convenience Stores
EAT17 in London is Redefining the Familiar Convenience Store Format
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5
Stylish Designer Pet Fashion
Stylish Designer Pet Fashion
Moschino Collaborates with H & M on Chic Outfits for Furry Friends
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4
Millennial-Inspired Media Re-Brands
Millennial-Inspired Media Re-Brands
Heineken Releases Its New Millennial-Inspired Brand Strategy
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3
Fashionable Snacky See-Through Bags
Fashionable Snacky See-Through Bags
After Ice Cream & Daily Food Feed Release a Punny Off-Diet Bag
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2
High-End Custom Tailoring Services
High-End Custom Tailoring Services
Oak and River's Garments are Handmade with Premium Fabrics
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1
Gen Z-Targeting Makeup Brands
Gen Z-Targeting Makeup Brands
Marta Veludo & Another Studio Produce a Whimsical Brand Identity
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