Burmeister and Clemens, operating on a different level | REDEF
Business

Outlier’s Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens deliver their best interview yet.

Where the Nikes, Adidases, and even Under Armours of the world are complacent, Outlier picks up the technical clothing slack.

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Gilboa and Blumenthal | Warby Parker
Business

Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa: “Warby’s next step could be telemedicine, and we want to be a pioneer.”

Having already conquered branding, retail, and product, Warby Parker is eyeing new frontiers as it gears up for international expansion and an inevitable IPO. One big opportunity for growth: telemedicine.

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Vello's integrated lighting system | Vello
Business

On our radar: Vello folding bikes, found at last month’s Monocle conference in Berlin.

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.

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Mark Cho | Mark Cho
Business

The Armoury CEO Mark Cho on modernity, brand building, and acquiring Drake’s of London.

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.

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Wilson at his newest venture, Ride Cycle Club | Business Vancouver
Business

Former CEO JJ Wilson gets candid about the internal disfunction at Kit and Ace.

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.

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Delivery woes continue to stack up for Combatant Gent | GQ
Business

Fulfillment troubles fester at Combatant Gent.

Grooms and wedding guests have been left in the lurch. Customers, burned by the brand, have started raising pitchforks on Reddit. One disgruntled man is even threatening a class-action lawsuit.

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Argent co-founder Eleanor Turner | WeWork
Business

Liz Segran delivers the verdict on six women’s officewear brands.

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.

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Pastels and Gen Y branding | Glossier
Business

Glossier goes global: Canada, the UK, and France are all on the docket.

Glossier is still only three years old, and is expanding internationally at a time when most older MLCs (modern luxury companies) and DTC brands are still only shipping domestically.

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What you get when you visit Style.com today | Style.com
Business

Back in 2015, WWD unknowingly signaled the end of Style.com. Turns out they were spot on.

After much fanfare, waiting, and pomp and circumstance, Style.com was relaunched…and then promptly shut down this week. We’d be lying if we said this was a shocker. (885 words)

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Swimwear, by way of St. Louis | Summersalt
Business

Bridging the gap between swim and adventure, Summersalt becomes an ambitious addition to a swimwear market in flux.

There’s a lot to like about Summersalt, a confident new swimwear specialist hoping to redefine the category. We spoke to co-founders Lori Coulter and Reshma Chamberlin about toning down the sex appeal, and becoming a category killer. (1,371 words)

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