Getting closer by the day | Monocle
Launches

Update: Not yet launched, Monocle’s Summer Weekly is already profitable.

Far from being a mere passion project, this is targeting a timely business opportunity – and they’ve got a clear idea of who their target customer is (and where they’re often found in August).

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Burmeister and Clemens, operating on a different level | REDEF
Business

Outlier’s Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens deliver their best interview yet.

Where the Nikes, Adidases, and even Under Armours of the world are complacent, Outlier picks up the technical clothing slack.

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Gilboa and Blumenthal | Warby Parker
Business

Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa: “Warby’s next step could be telemedicine, and we want to be a pioneer.”

Having already conquered branding, retail, and product, Warby Parker is eyeing new frontiers as it gears up for international expansion and an inevitable IPO. One big opportunity for growth: telemedicine.

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Wainwright goes on record with TechCrunch | TechCrunch
Money

The RealReal’s Julie Wainwright reveals IPO plans.

While some brands — for whom an IPO is merely a matter of time and an obvious next step — are tight-lipped and coy about their intentions to go public, The RealReal’s CEO Julie Wainwright is forthright on the matter.

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Rapha, soon to be sold to the highest bidder | Google
Money

The Rapha race: At least two bids have been tabled, valuing the brand at $261M.

Louis Vuitton may have backed out of the running, but the race to buy Rapha is still very much on.

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Wilson at his newest venture, Ride Cycle Club | Business Vancouver
Business

Former CEO JJ Wilson gets candid about the internal disfunction at Kit and Ace.

Wilson has been forthcoming on Kit and Ace’s missteps in a PR push aimed to both raise his profile and build momentum for the debut of his new clothing brand arriving this fall.

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Delivery woes continue to stack up for Combatant Gent | GQ
Business

Fulfillment troubles fester at Combatant Gent.

Grooms and wedding guests have been left in the lurch. Customers, burned by the brand, have started raising pitchforks on Reddit. One disgruntled man is even threatening a class-action lawsuit.

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Argent co-founder Eleanor Turner | WeWork
Business

Liz Segran delivers the verdict on six women’s officewear brands.

As we tend to emphasize frequently, she’s always on the mark, and fewer reporters, save for Forbes’ Vivienne Decker, do it better when covering the modern luxury sector than Ms. Segran.

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Getting Artsy fartsy on your phone | Artsy
Money

In the midst of turmoil for peers Paddle8 and Auctionata, online art auction house Artsy just raised a $50M Series D.

None of the recent turmoil that’s affected fellow online art auction houses Paddle8 and Auctionata has seemed to dim Artsy’s outlook, and investors seem to be anything but nervous about its prospects.

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Rashida Jones, Stockholm, and Tumblr pink | Away
Launches

Scoop: Away’s new brand extension: A quarterly travel magazine called Here.

Like Airbnb before them, Away has decided to put out a quarterly print magazine, also about travel, in a bid to give the brand more lifestyle credibility.

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