True & Co.'s traveling bra truck | Photo credit: True & Co.
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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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A Kit and Ace store | Photo Credit: National Observer
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Prediction: There will be no more billion dollar brands.

Lawrence Lenihan, CEO of Resonance, an early-stage fashion investment firm, lays out out his bold prediction for the future of the modern luxury marketplace.

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Mizzen+Main co-founders (from left to right) Web Smith and Kevin Lavelle, and former creative director Steven DeWitt | Photo credit: D Magazine
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Retailers like J.Crew are obsessed with data. (And it’s killing your shopping experience.)

Web Smith, co-founder of performance menswear upstart, Mizzen+Main, identifies a common shopping frustration, and offers ideas for how to fix it.

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The wearable devolution.

Wearable tech’s fixation on gadgets represents a backwards step. Here, a set of improvements and a list of smart companies that offer a more thoughtful approach.

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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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