San Francisco

Case Study San Francisco Storefront Lets Digital-First Brands Test Out Brick-And-Mortar Retail

The three-floor Re:store allows Instagram-famous brands like Thinx and Boy Smells to try their hand at physical retail, all for a flat rate and commission

Analysis DTC Apéritif Brand Haus Is Reinventing The Drinking Experience For Mindful Millennials

PSFK learns about the new, low-alcohol spirits brand catering to modern consumers who want a social and modern drinking experience without the negative side effects (and associations), and who value transparency as well as thoughtful design

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services PSFK Visits Credit Karma's Millennial-Bent Popup, A One-Stop-Shop For Financial Wellness

The personal finance platform came to life at Hudson Yards in an immersive and educating experience—PSFK scoped it out spoke to VP Dana Marineau for insights on how millennials are driving the next generation of finance retail, increasingly looking for all-inclusive ecosystems

Features Real Estate Names Like Airbnb Are Helping Millennials Buy Homes With Flexible Payment Options

Take a look at how homebuying services are using crowdfunding and other flexible options in order to provide alternatives for a generation that is struggling to afford homes

Fashion & Apparel Interview: AI Fashion Curator Savitude On Why Fit Is The Next Frontier For Apparel x Tech

Despite the progression of technology, Savitude founder Camilla Olson perceived that fit remained a lingering issue for many women, designing an AI solution that merges styling with machine learning to match all bodies with brands ideal for them

Interview Interview: How A Peer-To-Peer Mobile Marketplace Lets Anyone Open A Virtual Store

Aiming to democratize retailing, Storr is an online marketplace where anyone can build their own outlet, encouraging friends and followers to shop their curated wares from startup and big-name brands instead of going to Amazon

Loyalty & Membership San Francisco Shoppers Can Peruse Rent The Runway's 'Dream Closet'

The designer apparel rental service is debuting a flagship retail space targeted at young professionals of Silicon Valley

Brand Activation & Immersion World's First 3D-Printed Community Provides Housing For Low-Income Area

An undisclosed community in Latin American is slated to receive a development of 600-800 square-foot houses made possible through tech company ICON's state-of-the-art printer

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

Automotive Scooter Rental Service Bird Offers Members Monthly Subscription

Looking to enhance the convenience of its environmentally friendly scooter rental to compete with bike and ride shares, Bird will directly deliver to and pick up personal scooters from monthly subscribers

Entertainment AppleTV Streamers Can Enjoy Airbnb Original Programming

The home-share platform is creating original programming for AppleTV as well as potentially launching its own content studio

Fitness & Sport French Sporting Goods Retailer Opens Apple-Powered Cashless U.S. Store

Decathlon is launching its first and flagship location on U.S. soil complete with digital-led and cashless transaction features as well as experimenting with kiosk check-outs

Delivery & Logistics Uber Eats Elevates User Experience With Animations And Greater Transparency

The food delivery service revamped its mobile app to feature colorful animations, clearer delivery tracking and more specific timing options

Advertising Op-Ed: Color Trends, Color Psychology And What It All Means For Brands

99design's COO explains why color matters for retail brands more than they might think, sharing research on as well as applications of consumer color perceptions to help guide branding decisions