2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

A Personal Shopping Experience (Minus the Person)

Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Continental 3
310 E 5th ST

The online fashion retail landscape is rapidly changing with personalization and convenience highly prized for busy consumers. And data shows they are most likely to shop repeatedly when targeted with personalized offers. One company at the leading edge of retail personalization has gained permission to scan consumer inboxes for prior purchases to generate custom style recommendations. Other startups are successfully applying personalization to complicated product models like subscription apparel rentals and online consignment with 1M+ SKUS. Learn from founders developing the technologies required to implement a custom shopping experience, paving the way for next-gen retail.

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Eliza Brooke

Assoc Editor


Eliza Brooke is an associate editor at Fashionista. Having interned at T, The New York Times Style Magazine during college, she got her first job reporting on tech at TechCrunch, where she snuck in...

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Oliver Lubin at SXSW

Oliver Lubin



Oliver Lubin is Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder at thredUP, the leading online marketplace for women's and kids’ secondhand apparel. As CIO he is charged with identifying long-term growth o...

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Orkun Atik at SXSW

Orkun Atik

CEO & Co-Founder


Orkun is is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mona, a mobile commerce company with the goal of creating world's most personal mobile retail shopping experience. Prior to founding Mona, Orkun was the senior...

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Ruth Hartman at SXSW

Ruth Hartman

Chief Merch Officer

Le Tote

Ruth Hartman has been with LE TOTE since November 2014 and brings 20+ years of in-depth practical operating expertise in retail. She has a proven track record of consistently delivering profitable ...

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