Louis Vuitton x NBA

Louis Vuitton x NBA: Good Play or a Step Out of Bounds?

Luxury brands have long had an affiliation with sports, but it’s largely been to elite sports like golf, tennis, polo and other equestrian events, motor sports and sailing—not so much rough-and-tumble team sports like football, soccer or basketball. Those team sports have largely been the province of Nike, Adidas, Under Armour and Puma, a brand […]

Sephora Store by RICHARD CADAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Sephora’s Already-Great Beauty Insider Loyalty Program Is Getting Even Better

Look at most any list of the top retail brand loyalty programs and Sephora’s Beauty Insider typically is on it. Business Insider calls it out for offering members access to beauty classes, special promotions, exclusive sets and extending extra perks through credit cards. Shopify highlights the program’s flexibility that gives members access to discounts to […]

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Royal Sussex brand

What’s Next for Harry and Meghan’s Sussex Royal Brand?

For years the royals have been a cash cow for the British economy and its merchants. In 2017 the global Brand Finance firm estimated the annual contribution of the royal family at £1.8 billion ($2.33 billion), including £500 million in tourism, £193 million in Royal Warrants (official endorsements for over 800 brands used by the […]

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Gap

What’s Needed to Turnaround Gap?

For nearly a year, we’ve been anticipating Gap Inc. to split off Old Navy, the largest of its six brands with about the same number of stores globally as the flagship Gap brand – 1,219 Old Navy stores compared with 1,221 Gap – but with nearly half ($5.7 billion) of total corporate sales ($11.7 billion) […]

Girl power in retail

Why Retailers Need More Girl Power

We’ve all heard the statistics: Women account or influence between 70-to-80 percent of all household spending. In retail, women outnumber men on the sales floor by a ratio of 2:1. The Mom Project Labs (MP Labs), the research and insights division of the Mom Project which helps businesses build a better workplace for mothers, studied […]