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Apparel, Merchandising and Design (AMD) Research Guide

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"EDITED was one of the first companies to use data science and artificial intelligence to help fashion retailers make better decisions based on real-time information about purchases, discounts, and promotions with data gathered from the ecommerce sites. The EDITED blog is full of useful information about how to use data to make wise stocking, pricing, and promotions choices"

"Fashion Snoops will delivery multiple newsletters to your inbox every week. The FS Newsletters include the T5T (Top five Tuesday), Beauty Bulletin, and FS Reports, the later being a teaser for FS full-service trend forecast predictions. Use the link to subscribe to the newsletters"

"StyleSage came on the retail analytics scene in 2013 and offers similar services and technology as EDITED, plus it has a new visual search that works across its data array of international store stock. Its blog also contains insights on data driven decisions in fashion retail. Readers who are just learning about data science in retail will appreciate the clear subject categories in the navigation menu"

"One of the most sought after trend forecasters in the world is Lidewij Edelkoort, whose Trend Union consulting and trend forecasting business is used by many top names in the fashion design industry. Fortunately for all of us, she is willing to share some of her insights for free through her TrendTablet website, which she describes as a tool that “explains how trends grow, and flow"

"Based in London, World's Global Style Network (WGSN) is a giant in the trend forecasting world. WGSN Insider reflects the diversity of their work. Here you will find information on future fashion trends, cultural influencers, as well as current retail developments"