A recent midweek afternoon shopping trip took me to the King of Prussia Mall. Truth be told, I am not an enthusiastic mall shopper and King of Prussia, as the nation’s third-largest mall, is a monster to navigate. Whenever I go, I almost always park near Nordstrom because of all the stores in the mall, […]
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Suistudio Is Suitsupply’s “Me Too” Answer for Women
Since its founding in 2000 in Amsterdam, Suitsupply has been an unqualified success. Launched out of the trunk of Fokke De Jong’s car, giving new meaning to “Trunk Show,” Suitsupply has been helping men worldwide “find their perfect fit” in tailored fashion. Starting first with an online direct-to-consumer model, Suitsupply carved out a niche in men’s suiting […]
New Luxury, Old Luxury; Real Luxury, Faux Luxury — What’s a Brand to Do?
The latest news cycle has revealed chasms growing in the land of luxury: In late July, LVMH, home of storied Louis Vuitton brand, reported that first half 2016 sales of its flagship fashion and leather luxury goods segment dropped .8% from same period last year. Then, on the cusp of NY Fashion Week, Tim Gunn […]
Luxury Brands: Tell New Stories for Your Most Profitable Customers
Brands need new stories to tell that connect with the next generation’s values and mindset In a recent Adweek article about five trends shaping the future of retail, Christopher Brace, CEO at Syntegrate Consulting, made it crystal clear: Brands need to tell new stories to capture the next generation customers. On the need for effective story […]
Will the 2016 Presidential Election Hurt Luxury Retail?
At a recent conference I ran into a colleague and friend who comes from the retailing side of the luxury market. As most conversations these days turn to this crazy election, my friend casually mentioned from a 20+ year perspective that presidential election years are tough for luxury retailers. This was followed closely by Bain […]