‘The Future of Retail’: Highlights from the best panel at last month’s Monocle conference in Berlin.
In Berlin, Storefront’s Mohamed Haouache, Perfumer H’s Lyn Harris, and Sarah McNally of McNally Jackson brought the house down in a cracking, back-and-forth debate on what the future holds for high-end retail.
Several compelling brands and businesses were put on our radar at the Monocle conference in Berlin last month, but it was Austrian cycle enterprise, Vello, that stayed top of mind for us.
Armoury founder Mark Cho’s projects are characterized by a ravenous, curious, and detail minded approach, fueled by constant travel between New York, London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
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.
Ana Andjelic: Legacy retailers define strategy in competitive terms. Retail upstarts define it in terms of their customer.
To successfully compete in today’s customer-first context, retailers have to start thinking beyond incremental innovation. They must become comfortable with new models that cannibalize their business as it is right now.
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.
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.
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.