A Very Good Year: 10 Trends, Topics & Innovations Rocking Retail in 2017

Feminine Wearables Fitbit may be the world’s best-selling wearable brand, but women wanting to break out of the sporty-rubber-strap rut now have more feminine-feeling devices to choose from. Ringly recently debuted a smart notifier bracelet that echoes the design of its original ring (the gemstone-covered device sits on a thin bangle), while Huami’s pretty new Amazfit tracker was inspired by shapely Chinese jade pendants. The Fossil Group, which holds licenses on smart tech for a bevy of major brands, has blazed an impressive trail when it comes to marrying feminine fashion with tech. Among its 2016 releases is the Michael Kors Access watch, featuring a digital face that displays the time in diamondlike dots, and Kate Spade New York’s first wearable collection, which includes a smartwatch marked by a cute graphic of a bubbling champagne bottle. —Emili Vesilind   Future

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