Photo courtesy: David Kind
Subscriber Comment

Warby Parker’s only scratching the surface. Here’s what true disruption will look like.

David Barton, CEO of high-end eyewear brand, David Kind, discusses the ‘dark triangle’ holding back eyewear disruption.

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Nelson and Gerson | Photo credit: Forbes
People

First movers: Lane Gerson and Ariel Nelson of Jack Erwin

We sat down with high-end, online dress shoe impresarios, Lane Gerson and Ariel Nelson of Jack Erwin, to talk early starts, solving problems, and booming business.

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Central St. Martins MA fashion director, Fabio Piras, and team | Photo Credit: 1 Granary
Commentary

Fashion schools favor creative teaching over practical business education (and many entrepreneurial-minded students are fed up).

In each industry there are systemic flaws and pointless practices that it just can’t seem to shake. Given some recent reports, it seems the fashion world’s problem – empty, conceptual design – is drilled in rather early. (884 words)

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Phillips' timepiece maestro, Aurel Bacs | Photo Credit: Pucci Papaleo
Affairs

Auction house underdogs.

At 220 years old, you certainly wouldn’t describe Phillips auction house as a hot young upstart. But as Sotheby’s and Christie’s spin their wheels in the 2010s, it’s their inventive, smaller rival that’s left us highly impressed.

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The Peart brothers, stealing market share since 2006. | Photo Credit: GQ
Affairs

Shock and awe.

Modern luxury players have taken conglomerates by complete surprise. But it’s a storyline you’re unlikely to find reported in any real depth outside of Lean Luxe. Here’s what we’re reading between the lines.

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