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Resale Threatens to Disrupt the Fashion Industry. ThredUp Gives Brands an Antidote.

The fashion industry’s business model is one based upon planned obsolescence. Each season thousands of fashion brands introduce whole new collections, and major shifts in fashion trends come along predictably every five to seven years, all intended to stimulate a slew of new fashion purchases. But people and the planet pay a heavy price for […]

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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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Canada Goose Breaks Records This Winter As It Plans To Be a Brand For All-Seasons

As an outerwear brand that promises to protect its wearers against the worst that winter can throw at it, Canada Goose Holdings just reported it’s weathered the worst of the Covid pandemic and come out stronger. Boosted by third quarter 2022 revenues up 26.5% over previous year, Canada Goose is on track to exceed C$1 […]

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Demand for Secondhand Luxury Is Booming and The RealReal Lit the Fuse

When Prince Charles hosted the recent G-20 event on climate change and the private sector, Julie Wainwright, founder and CEO of The RealReal, was asked to participate in a fashion and sustainability working group. HRH didn’t make the call, but no matter, it was a honor to be so honored. That put the noses out […]

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Boot Barn Will Nearly Double Its Footprint, Spurred On by “Yellowstone” Cowboy Chic

As a retailer known for rodeo wear, Boot Barn Holdings has been wrangling in its own Wall Street rodeo, trying to ride the current bull market. That chute opened at the end of March 2020, when Boot Barn was trading around $12 to $13 per share. Now it’s trading around $100. It’s had an amazing […]

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