Staples has announced a partnership with 3D Systems to provide 3-D printing services at two of its retail locations. Customers can bring their 3-D print-ready files to have them printed at Staples’ stores on 5th Avenue in Manhattan and Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. "We believe that literally millions of small businesses and customers could benefit from the technology," said Damien Leigh, senior vice president of business services for Staples. "We wanted to educate businesses so they can get involved with 3-D printing at a fraction of the cost because right now they don't understand it."
New York -- Tommy Bahama will open its first New York City location in October. Dubbed the Tommy Bahama “Manhattan Island,” the 8,500-sq.-ft. store will also include a bar and restaurant. It will be located in an Art Deco building on Fifth Avenue at 45th Street. The tropics-inspired lifestyle apparel retailer has covered the façade of its store with a barricade featuring imagery of a woman in a bathing suit holding a tropical drink on the 5th Avenue side, and a man alongside a swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and grass on 45th Street side.