The battle between sellers and buyers | Complex
Business

One of Grailed’s most loyal users wants to create a more seller-friendly direct challenger.

One of Grailed’s most loyal users says the platform “has developed into a buyer’s site that neglects the needs of its sellers”, and he’s had enough. He’s gauging interest in creating a new site that addresses Grailed’s two biggest problems: high seller fees and lowballers.

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Solving problems in the nude | Heist
Business

The Nude Project: Heist to crowdsource a skin-tone color palette index, with free and open access to all companies.

Perhaps the most astonishing revelation about nude undergarments and apparel is that, compared to, say, the cosmetics industry – of which there’s an overabundance of nude options – in clothing, there are only a handful.

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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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