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Amy Boone: “Luxury and charity are like oil and water – they don’t mix well.”

The ethical luxury trend isn’t all it’s presented itself to be, writes Amy Boone. But there are several companies that are taking the right approach.

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Visvim founder Hiroki Nakamura is a master of imperfection | Photo Credit: NYT
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Colin Nagy: “In a world of automated precision, there’s beauty in imperfection, and warmth in human touch.”

No matter how tech-driven or data-dependent the world becomes, some constants, like the charm of human touch, will never lose appeal.

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Mr. Lavelle (R) with spokesman and NFL player JJ Watt | Photo: Mizzen+Main
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We don’t discount because American shoppers have an addiction to cheap junk we don’t need.

Men’s tailored performance brand Mizzen+Main is one of a growing number of modern luxury companies that don’t discount. CEO Kevin Lavelle explains why.

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Arun Gupta’s Grailed is democratizing luxury streetwear. Still, is this actually a good thing?

In three years, Grailed has become the leading men’s streetwear resale platform. But there are grumbles about whether this is truly a positive.

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The big takeaway from the Goldman Sachs Retail Conference: ‘Omnichannel’ is the new buzzword.

Caraa CEO Aaron Luo discusses his takeaways from the Goldman Sachs Retail Conference in September.

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How Silicon Valley (and other global tech hubs) are helping luxury return to its roots.

The original principles of luxury were led astray by conglomerates’ mass market motives. Tech is helping new brands bring those standards back.

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Warby Parker flagship in SoHo NYC | Photo credit: Warby Parker
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Why the store of the future actually doesn’t want to sell you anything.

Warby Parker, Bonobos, and Kit and Ace have turned their stores into gathering places and social hubs. For them, stores are no longer strictly transactional.

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We’re fast becoming a ‘post-luxury’ society. So how should luxury brands be defined today?

With new ‘luxury’ brands arriving in droves each year, how do we separate the pretenders from the sincere?

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Ledbury founders, Paul Watson and Paul Trible celebrate winning at e-commerce. | Photo credit: Ledbury
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Flash and burn: A TechCrunch writer gets it wrong by blaming VCs for the fall of flash sales sites.

It’s one thing to talk about failure and point fingers, but when social politics is thrown into the mix, all bets are off.

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Chasing the ‘disruptor’ label leads to sameness.

Being a founder is hard enough, says subscriber Matt Scanlan of Naadam Cashmere. But following the ‘disruption’ blueprint, in hopes of landing the right press, can trick modern luxury brands into looking and acting exactly alike.

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