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