A recap of the week’s notable tidbits and developments from the fashion, technology and digital style space...
- Further proof of the democratization of the fashion industry comes in the form of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s choice to digitally broadcast this year’s CFDA awards via livestream. Want in? You can view it on Style.com come June 5. via IFB
- Paypal will soon be a payment option at 15 big name stores, including popular apparel retailers such as American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch and Aeropostale. via Chicago Tribune
- The growth of fashion and retail e-commerce sites outpaced traditional top-performing categories such as books and electronics this year. No wonder there’s a surge of investor interest in the space. via California Apparel News
- Australian online retailers The Iconic and StyleTread are getting buzz for offering customers within certain major metropolitan areas the option of having web purchases sent by courier to arrive within three hours or less. via Perth Now
- Fashion fans who fancy themselves social media-savvy investors may now purchase stock in companies such as Juicy Couture, Kate Spade and Lucky Brand by visiting the Facebook page of parent company Fifth & Pacific. Don’t worry, you don’t need to sacrifice your clothing budget to buy in. Stock is offered for as little as $10. via Boston Herald
- Want the skinny on five London fashion startups making an industry impact? Read on. via The Next Web
- Burberry told investors this week that it’s crediting a focus on technology for helping to cut costs and better profile its customers. Social media outreach, digital strategies and the use of speedy analytics tool HANA are among the ways the company has made headlines of late for its embrace of technology. via Computerworld
- Lockerz acquires Chick Approved and, with it, a partnership that means YouTube sensation MeganLovesMakeup as a key member of its new Style Council program. via press release
- The first-ever digital-only fashion show will go live later this year from Singapore during Digital Fashion Week. via PR Couture
- The Next Web has launched a fashion-focused issue of its online magazine that you can read on your iPad. via FashionablyMarketing.me
- If you’re a geek for high-tech specs, you’ll want to cast a glance at the new Vergence Labs eyewear prototype that allows wearers to record what they see and hear. And then look only just slightly less nerdy than Google’s Project Glass. via HuffPo
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