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Alibaba’s new Hong Kong store combines the best parts of physical and online shopping — take a closer look

FashionAI, a collaboration between Alibaba and students from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, uses RFID racks and AI mirrors to create a seamless shopping experience, complete with no bags and no worries about bringing the wrong size to the dressing room.
The entrance of Target in Brooklyn, NY.

I went to Target for one thing and came out with 8 items I didn’t need, and retail experts say I’m not alone

"Target Syndrome" is a well-known phenomenon — you go to Target for one item and leave with a cart full of products. Target stores are strategically laid out to encourage impulse buying. I visited the Brooklyn Target for Tide Pods and came out with eight items I didn’t plan on purchasing.

This ex-Googler pawned her 24-karat gold jewels she inherited from her mother and sold some of her Google stock to launch her new startup

Chia-Lin Simmons kicked off early development for her startup by selling some of her Google stock and pawning 24K gold jewels given to her by her mother. Her company, LookyLoo, is her latest venture in her two decades worth of experience in Silicon Valley's tech sphere.
Don't yell at Costco employees over things they can't change.

Costco employees share the 24 things they wish shoppers would stop doing

Costco jobs come with the downside of sometimes having to deal with incredibly rude customers and annoying shopper habits. Here are some behaviors you can avoid on your next Costco run.

Stores use plenty of tricks to get you to spend more money. Here are some of the most common.

Stores use calming music, confusing displays, and special offers to get you to spend more money. Here are some of the other tricks they use.

15 things everyone should splurge on that will last a lifetime

No matter how long it takes to save for them, there are some items you should splurge on so they last you for life.
Don't believe those one-star reviews.

Online reviews tend to be overblown and largely useless, but there’s a way to find the most accurate among them

Online reviews can be useful — but not if they're just outlets for frustrated consumers. For more accurate, useful reviews, recommends one expert, start by reading the ones that are middle-of-the-road, about three stars.

9 Amazon deals that aren’t worth your money

Amazon has become a powerhouse. The e-commerce giant has become a go-to for its lower prices, but not all Amazon deals are worth your money, including kitchen supplies and beauty tools. See when you should be researching for better savings before pressing buy on Amazon.
Kirkland Signature provides quality products that meet or beat name-brand competition.

9 items you should always buy from Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand

Costco's Kirkland Signature brand has a well-earned reputation for quality products that meet or beat name-brand competition. While buying in bulk certainly costs more upon purchase, you can save money in the long run. Here are nine Kirkland Signature products that are worth every penny.

This ex-Googler has big plans to kill the ‘Amazon experience’ of online shopping

Online shopping is boring and tedious, says Neha Singh, founder of Obsess. Here's how the ex-Google employee plans to usher in a new era of creativity for e-commerce