Burrow loveseat in red | Burrow
Business

From clothes to couches: How Burrow’s launch is proof of a rapidly maturing modern luxury market.

The natural market progression from startups creating products you can wear, to those that are trying their hand at more advanced “hard” consumer products. (526 words)

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The latest in a series of smart product drops from the watch site | Hodinkee
Business

Hodinkee just brought in another $450K (this time in just 30 minutes).

The watch site continues to release targeted watch collaborations by surprise, each raking in serious cash. The total haul since November: Over $2.5M. (349 words)

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Strong move for Kevin and the Mizzen team | Dallas Morning News
Business

Mizzen+Main just locked up at least $10M from LVMH’s investment firm, L Catterton.

Mizzen+Main’s just become the latest in a series of key modern luxury investment deals for private equity firm L Catterton. We spoke to CEO Kevin Lavelle to get the details that matter. (932 words)

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Paltrow’s even getting into the game | Goop Wellness
Business

Pill poppers: Meet the four new players leading the luxe vitamins movement.

The recipe: A sprinkle of Kinfolk, a pinch of Warby Parker, two teaspoons of Sweetgreen. Shake together. Serve it direct-to-consumer. (664 words)

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Tracksmith's new Boston brownstone | Tracksmith
Business

Tracksmith channels Rapha with new ‘Trackhouse’ running hub.

Tracksmith is opening up a new retail concept in one of Boston’s key shopping districts. The idea reminds us of Rapha’s Cycling Club (which is a good thing). (593 words)

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True Botanicals: Unilever’s newest beauty investment | The Coveteur
Business

If you’re an emerging beauty startup, good news: Unilever is on the prowl.

With their $3M seed round in new beauty upstart True Botanicals plus their billion dollar buyout of Dollar Shave Club, two makes a pattern. (382 words)

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Serious implications for EU nationals like Trunk Clothier's Mats Kling, left | Begg & Co.
Affairs

Come what May: With Brexit now triggered, UK’s modern luxury CEOs discuss the early impact.

For most, it’s actually been great for the bottom line. But there have been workforce and supply chain issues––not to mention serious personal implications for CEOs who are EU nationals. (1,057 words)

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CEO Michelle Lam in bra heaven | The New York Post
Business

Why the True & Co. acquisition makes perfect sense.

The DTC lingerie startup was just purchased by Phillips Van Heusen for a small sum: “tens of millions”. What seems like an odd match actually makes a lot of sense. (759 words)

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Bucket of laughs: Cheryl Kaplan, left, and Maria Gangemi, CMO | M.Gemi
Business

M.Gemi is in constant motion: releasing new heels every week, and rotating old ones out.

We spoke to President Cheryl Kaplan on the back of the DTC shoe brand’s two year anniversary. (849 words)

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A big name in the MLC space gets the NYT treatment | Recode
People

TLDR: The toplines from Kirsten Green’s stellar NYT profile.

With the Jet.com and Dollar Shave Club exits, Forerunner Ventures is on a tear. Partner Kirsten Green gets profiled by the NYT and we break it down. (529 words)

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