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LVMH Ventures-Backed Madhappy Expands Its Business And Mission

Madhappy, the LVMH Ventures-backed fashion company, is blazing a trail for what a 21st-century brand can be and, more importantly, what it can do: make the world a better place one fashion piece at a time. Founded in 2017 by Peiman Raf, his brother Noah, Mason Spector and Joshua Sitt, Madhappy came from the recognition […]

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Affluent Consumers Plan Fewer Gifts And More Travel, Cutting Into Retail Holiday Sales 2022

Throughout the critical holiday season of November and December, the National Retail Federation predicts retail takings will total between $942.6 to $960.4 billion, a 6% to 8% increase over last year. This estimate excludes spending at automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. The macro estimate includes all retail expenditures for gifts and other holiday-related purchases, […]

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Neiman Marcus’ Cultural Transformation Pays Off

Everyone in retail has heard the apocryphal story about how Stanley Marcus, known to all as Mr. Stanley, would greet his customers at the Neiman Marcus door in Dallas every morning. He knew his customers by name, knew what they wanted and treated them as the VIPs they were. They returned the favor by giving […]

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HENRYs Are Preparing For An Economic Downturn: Luxury Brands Must Too

Peloton, the maker of high-end, digitally-enhanced exercise equipment that enjoyed a bump during the pandemic only to crash spectacularly afterwards, just announced it is laying off 500 employees, about 12 percent of its existing workforce following three rounds of layoffs earlier this year. Store closures accounted for most of the last round in June, but […]

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Pandora Proves It Is More Than Charms With A New Lab-Grown Diamond Jewelry Collection

Pandora Jewelry is the world’s largest jewelry brand, generating some $3.2 billion last year by selling over 102 million pieces of jewelry in 100+ countries through 6,800 points of sale, including some 2,400 of its own stores. It became what it is today by reimaging the classic charm bracelet in 2000, which remains the company’s […]

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