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Farfetch Aims to Become the ‘Amazon’ of Luxury as it Invests in Neiman Marcus

Back in 2007, José Neves saw online e-commerce was the inevitable future of the luxury market. He set out to make the most of it and founded Farfetch as a global marketplace for brick-and-mortar fashion boutiques to expand in the nascent e-commerce channel. At the time, the powers that be in luxury were not convinced, […]

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RH Pauses Plans as Ukraine, Supply Chain, Rising Interest Rates and Inflation Impact Demand

In the most recent RH earnings call, CEO Gary Friedman didn’t exactly hit the company’s brakes, but he did take his foot off the accelerator. Still proclaiming 2022 will be the year of new, that newness will be late on arrival. Reporting yearly and fourth-quarter results ending January 29, 2022, the company just met the […]

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Jewelry Retailers Must Prepare for a Customer Retreat and Signet Has Been Preparing for this Day

A remarkable thing happened during and after the pandemic: Jewelry sales went through the roof. Personal consumption of jewelry reached $94.6 billion in 2021, up over 50% from the $62.3 billion spent in 2020, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ (BEA) underlying data. Across the board, American consumers bought a ton of stuff in […]

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Expect Another Hit To Supply Chain With New China Shutdowns And Conflict In Ukraine

Despite dire warnings about product shortages impacting holiday retail sales, American consumers found plenty to satisfy their needs. Retail sales for the year advanced a record 14% year over year, reaching $4.47 trillion excluding autos, auto parts stores and gas stations, reaching a 20 year high. Yes, shoppers have been forced to get used to […]

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Conspicuous Consumption Is Back as Higher Luxury Prices Drives Demand

The personal luxury goods market has come through the most disruptive year in recent history and emerged on the other side stronger than ever. After reaching a global high of $307 billion in 2019, industry sales dropped a whopping 22% in 2020 only to recover and even top it in 2021, reaching $309 billion, according […]

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