Retail Therapy: The new AI Barbie says ‘hello’

The latest Barbie has artificial intelligence, another sportswear brand debuts a new line of athleisure, and Restoration Hardware goes after the luxury teen market. As the editor of Retail Dive, it’s my job to keep tabs on every piece of retail-related news—the good, the bad, and the silly. From a more human Barbie to some Apple store tweaks, below are some of the most interesting reads from the past week. Barbie speaks up Barbie wants to be your best friend—and the most popular toy of the year. New York Times Magazine’s James Vlahos details the making of Mattel’s Hello Barbie, which uses artificial intelligence to fashion Barbie as more than a plaything—she’s your talking, joking, and always-smiling companion. CNET’s Ben Fox Rubin interviews the toy:  Kohl’s goes after ‘Generation Double Tap’ Lauren Conrad—of…

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