Byron and Dexter outside the famous Habitat 67 residence in Montreal | Alexi Hobbs
Business

Retail talk: Dexter Peart on the new Want Apothecary retail concept at the NoMad Hotel.

Guaranteed NoMad foot traffic, and excellent access to a key segment of global travelers, insiders, and creatives who frequent the property. A smart move for Want. (811 words)

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Connected, yes – but better? Doubtful | Hodinkee
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Some free market research on why smartwatches are failing.

Montblanc released a new smartwatch in London last week, and the response from Hodinkee readers was not favorable. (751 words)

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Gentrified sunning in King's Cross | Jacintha Verdegaal
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Fair point: Why gentrified is…justified.

FT columnist Jana Ganesh recently stirred the pot. Gentrification, he argued, is, maybe, not as bad as some of us are making it out to be. (488 words)

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LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, eyeing a couple of modern luxury brands | Guillaume Souvant/AFP/Getty Images
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Since modern luxury companies are killing LVMH’s cash cow, they’ve set up a fund to invest in them.

MLCs are chipping away at mass market luxury. Given the stakes, it would be utterly foolish for LVMH to continue to ignore them. (686 words)

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That DNVB smirk | Fast Company
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Still not sure what a DNVB is? This new white paper should help you out.

Since introducing the term in 2016, Andy Dunn’s DNVB acronym has caught on. A new white paper adds more depth to the conversation. (609 words)

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Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams, the king of twee minimalism | Racked
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A (not unfair) critique on the merits of minimalism.

If most MLCs are choosing minimalism, when does it start to be seen as a crutch (rather than a strength)? (515 words)

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New competition for Forerunner Venture's Kirsten Green (center left) | GigaOm
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Attention early-stage brands: There’s a new VC firm you need to know about.

Last week, Natalie Massenet’s long awaited (and long rumored) VC fund was all but officially confirmed. Here’s what you need to know. (473 words)

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The cherry on top for Monocle's relaunch: The Monocle Media Summit | Monocle
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The ingredients to doing a proper Monocle relaunch.

We’ve procured the recipe.

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Is there any 'there' there for sustainable luxury initiatives? | Naadam Cashmere
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Ben Hedlund: “Greenwashing rightly leaves a bitter taste in many people’s mouths.”

A running sentiment is that many companies treat sustainability as a marketing gimmick, or a superficial box to check.

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Deal could be off. Here's why | Rapha
Business

What’s holding the Rapha deal back?

We’re hearing that LVMH’s pursuit of Rapha is has cooled. And one big thing seems to be holding back the deal. (492 words)

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