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Established in the late '80s, Figleaves was a very early adopter of eCommerce technology. Using dotcom money spent on developing its own systems and infrastructure, the founders created a pureplay lingerie retailer. But pushing 30 years later, the in-house systems which enabled the retailer to trade in 100 countries across the globe have become dated in a mobile-first retailing industry.
Tom Fitzgibbons, head of web and IT at Figleaves, describes to Essential Retail how up until recently, all the e-tailer's systems, platforms and applications were custom built in-house, supported by an IT team of 16 in its Hertfordshire HQ.
The story began on 19 July 2016 when the Los Angeles-based designer Tuesday Bassen uploaded an astounding image on Instagram that compared her designs to nearly identical Zara products, stating that the major fashion label Zara had been stealing her designs “over the past year”.
Included in the image is a snippet of a letter from Zara’s parent organization Inditex that dismissed her claims, citing that the “lack of distinctiveness of [Bassen]’s purported designs makes it very hard to see how a significant part of the population anywhere in the world would associate the signs with Tuesday Bassen”. [more…]
Telling a story is as old as history itself and is how ancient civilizations and cultures passed down information on their very being. Though the millennia storytelling has developed from verbal to drawn to written [more…]
Little Johnny comes home from Sunday school with a black eye. His father sees it and says,
"Johnny, how many times do I have to tell you not to fight with the other boys?"
"But Dad, it wasn't my fault. We were all in church saying our prayers. We all stood up and my teacher in front of me had her dress in the crack of her butt. I reached over and pulled it out. That's when she hit me!"
"What should I pay you?" the monk asks. "No price, for a holy man such as yourself," the barber replies. And what do you know, the next day the barber comes to open his shop, and finds on his doorstep a dozen gemstones.
After their baby was born, the panicked father went to see the Obstetrician. 'Doctor,' the man said, 'I don't mind telling you, but I'm a little upset because my daughter has red hair. She can't possibly be mine!!
'Nonsense,' the doctor said. 'Even though you and your wife both have black hair, one of your ancestors may have contributed red hair to the gene pool.'[more…]