2017 seems to be the wild west of weird retail partnerships. Department stores are trying to adapt to a shifting retail environment inundated with free two-day shipping and the ease of instant price comparisons thanks to the magic of the internet.
Here are just a few of the more surprising brand partnerships, who knows what's in store next?
Lord & Taylor is coming to Walmart (WMT - Get Report)
Starting in spring 2018, upscale retailer Hudson's Bay Co.-owned (HBAYF) Lord & Taylor will launch a flagship store on Walmart.com.
You can buy Casper mattresses, Harry's shaving supplies, and Bark from Barkbox products at Target (TGT - Get Report)
Smart that these trendier online brands have a brick-and-mortar home that can bring in store traffic to Target.
Cop a Rolex at Costco
Looking for an upscale watch? Check out Costco while you're picking up your monthly wheel of party brie.
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Editors' Pick: Originally published on November 14, 2017.