The key highlights in the Evening Standard’s behind the scenes sit down with NAP president Alison Loehnis. Inside: efficiency, peak shopping times, and how feedback from its best customers have helped it settle on two new services launching later this year.
Razor fight: The metrics that explain why Gillette tried (unsuccessfully) to take down Harry’s and Bevel.
Gillette is bleeding market share, and Harry’s, Bevel, and Dollar Shave Club have only made things worse. The shaving giant’s engaged in two campaigns against Bevel and Harry’s — but both attempts have backfired. (759 words)
BoF dropped (yet) another 1,800 word opus last week on a certified BoF darling, Moda Operandi. We’ve distilled it down to the best bits to get you the quick and tidy update on the brand that you’re looking for. (596 words.)
Designer sofas, delivered to you in a box within one week. A 100 day return policy. As CEO Stephen Kuhl explained it, “If you live in a walk-up in New York, you need us.” Sound familiar? (899 words)
The natural market progression from startups creating products you can wear, to those that are trying their hand at more advanced “hard” consumer products. (526 words)
The watch site continues to release targeted watch collaborations by surprise, each raking in serious cash. The total haul since November: Over $2.5M. (349 words)
Mizzen+Main’s just become the latest in a series of key modern luxury investment deals for private equity firm L Catterton. We spoke to CEO Kevin Lavelle to get the details that matter. (932 words)
The recipe: A sprinkle of Kinfolk, a pinch of Warby Parker, two teaspoons of Sweetgreen. Shake together. Serve it direct-to-consumer. (664 words)
Tracksmith is opening up a new retail concept in one of Boston’s key shopping districts. The idea reminds us of Rapha’s Cycling Club (which is a good thing). (593 words)
With their $3M seed round in new beauty upstart True Botanicals plus their billion dollar buyout of Dollar Shave Club, two makes a pattern. (382 words)