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1stDibs Has First-Mover Advantage as RH Moves into Antiques

In Gary Friedman’s most recent RH earnings call, he put global antiques marketplace 1stDibs on notice. He’s coming after it, not as an acquisition target, but to eat its lunch. As part of his far-reaching vision for the RH ecosystem of “products, places, services and spaces,” the company will launch RH Antiques & Artifacts. “Walk […]

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For Neiman Marcus Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Is More Than Just A Month-Long Event

Gabriela Hearst, Carolina Herrera, Johanna Ortiz, Tata Harper, Manolo Blahnik, Oscar de la Renta, Narcisco Rodriquez and Paco Rabanne share more than just being fashion designers. They all trace their heritage from Hispanic and Latino origins. And they all are taking the spotlight in selected Neiman Marcus window displays in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, […]

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Lab-Grown Diamond Jewelry Is Poised for Explosive Growth

2022 will be the year of the wedding. According to The Wedding Report, some 2.5 million couples will tie the knot next year, following a two-year lull when only 1.3 married in 2020 and 1.9 million in 2021. That will break a previous record for marriages set in 1984. Not only will a historic number […]

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What Does A Luxury Brand Sound Like?

Not too long ago, although it seems like ages since we could attend conferences in person, I met a senior marketing executive from Farmers Insurance who told me that when his team was first presented with the Farmers jingle, they hated it. “Too hokey!” is what he said. But their vote was overridden by more […]

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The Outdoor Furniture Market Is Broken. Outer Aims to Fix It.

Outer is a small company with big ambitions. Selling only a narrow range of outdoor furniture and furnishings – teak, wicker and aluminum outdoor sofas, chairs and seating combinations, plus a selection of outdoor pillows, rugs, coffee tables and cushions – Outer aims to be the first brand consumers think of when planning their outdoor […]

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