Attention fashion lovers: It just got easier to shop on Instagram. Both Nordstrom and Target are teaming up with Curalate, a visual marketing and analytics firm, to launch Like2Buy, a platform that seamlessly allows Instagram users to make purchases when they see an item they like on their feeds. The concept is dangerously easy: By clicking on the retailers’ profile pages, users can bring up a gallery of shoppable Instagram photos, and click through to go directly to the retailer's website. There, they can read product reviews and make a purchase through the retailer's secure page.

RADNOR, Pa. — Search giant Google has agreed to buy Channel Intelligence for $125 million, allowing to expand its role in the retail space. A division of ICG Group, Channel Intelligence claims to count Target, Best Buy and other large retailers and...

New York City -- Netflix, Google and Amazon top a list of the 10 “simplest” U.S. brands, according to Siegel+Gale’s second annual Global Brand Simplicity Index. (Netflix was picked as the simplest brand in the survey after it announced price hikes but before the announcement of the formation of Qwikster, which was subsequently reversed. In the wake of these missteps, mass subscriber departures followed.) "This survey demonstrates that brands that put a premium on simpler and more transparent user experiences and interactions inspire confidence and generate customer loyalty,” said Howard Belk, Siegel+Gale co-CEO and chief creative officer. Also

In the latest case of cheap does chic, New York fashion label Proenza Schouler has accused discount retailer Target of copying one of its sought after bag designs. Priced at a mere $34.99, Target’s Mossimo messenger bag bares a strikingly similar resemblance to the Proenza Schouler PS1 satchel which sells for $1,995, and is carried by Kate Beckinsale, Mary-kate Olsen and Nicky Hilton.

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