Gen Z

Beauty Shoppers Can Scan Vegan Beauty Co's Packaging For AR Displays

Lime Crime's mobile platform features augmented reality entertainment, letting customers scan its product packaging and in-store displays for interactive experiences

Fashion & Apparel Ecommerce Platform Livestreams Interactive Retail Experiences From U.S. Stores

Carrying over the popularity of livestream retail experiences from China, ShopShops allows U.S. consumers to view live shopping events from brands and click to buy

Brand Activation & Immersion Nike's One-Day Snapchat Release Gives World Cup Fans Exclusive Merch Access

Nike created a one-day-only Snapchat filter that let consumers virtually try on and swipe to purchase jerseys for the U.S. Women's Soccer team

Consumer Goods Interview: How DTC Sexual Wellness Brand Unbound Is De-Stigmatizing Female Pleasure

PSFK speaks to the co-founder and CEO of Unbound to learn more about female-driven sex tech innovation and using haptics to deliver the experiences female consumers want

Gen Z Interview: How Social Commerce Platform Dote Merges The Mall Experience With Mobile

PSFK speaks to the founder of Dote to find out how the social shopping app is enabling community-driven transactions like livestreamed "Shopping Parties" that translate previously IRL-only elements of retail to digital

Health AI-Powered Chatbot Helps Planned Parenthood Educate Teens

Planned Parenthood's Roo assistant is designed to enhance its support for digital-first teens, increasing their access to sex-ed resources

Merchandising & Curation Shopify's Brick-and-Mortar Hardware Helps Online Retailers Go Physical

As the brick-and-mortar store's importance rises again, Shopify is launching a hardware collection to assist digital natives in opening a physical outpost

Automotive The Future Of Car Buying And Owning According To Acura Designers

Amidst changing consumer behaviors in a booming sharing economy, vehicle owning will endure, say Acura experts—but will have to be more about a personal connection than A-to-B transportation

Entertainment Innovative & Immersive Activations That Are Winning At Coachella 2019

From instagrammable photo-ops to personalized frozen wine cocktails, PSFK highlights some of the innovative brand activations from 2019's Coachella festival

Home Interview: How A Membership-Based Personal And Household Care Brand Is Democratizing Non-Toxic Living

Society Products is dedicated to enabling non-toxic living for all, using a subscription model that enables low costs for members on natural cleaning and personal care

Events Instagram Debuts First-Ever Coachella Activation With Experiential Playground

Dubbed 'Instagram Desert Chill,' the social media platform's branded house at Coachella featured exclusive access, customizable content and instagram-worthy designs

Packaging & Product Engagement E-Consignment Platform thredUP Launches Collection To De-Stigmatize Used Clothes

The thrift retailer's newly launched repurposed collection leverages trends in sustainability and exclusive access by encouraging shoppers to reclaim the word 'secondhand'

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services E-Banking Platform Targets Gen Z With AI Finance Management

Envel's digital banking service autonomously guides account holders' income and spending in real time to help them track and build wealth

Design Op-Ed: Empowering The Consumer By Letting Store Shoppers Choose Their Own Journey

Jessica Lehmann, strategy director for retail consultancy FITCH, on the advantage of giving the consumer freedom over their own store shopping experience