Byron and Dexter outside the famous Habitat 67 residence in Montreal | Alexi Hobbs
Business

Retail talk: Dexter Peart on the new Want Apothecary retail concept at the NoMad Hotel.

Guaranteed NoMad foot traffic, and excellent access to a key segment of global travelers, insiders, and creatives who frequent the property. A smart move for Want. (811 words)

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New competition for Forerunner Venture's Kirsten Green (center left) | GigaOm
Business

Attention early-stage brands: There’s a new VC firm you need to know about.

Last week, Natalie Massenet’s long awaited (and long rumored) VC fund was all but officially confirmed. Here’s what you need to know. (473 words)

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The cherry on top for Monocle's relaunch: The Monocle Media Summit | Monocle
Business

The ingredients to doing a proper Monocle relaunch.

We’ve procured the recipe.

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Deal could be off. Here's why | Rapha
Business

What’s holding the Rapha deal back?

We’re hearing that LVMH’s pursuit of Rapha is has cooled. And one big thing seems to be holding back the deal. (492 words)

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Suiting over sweats | Ledbury
Business

Ledbury’s Paul Trible: “We’re indifferent to this whole activewear thing.”

Menswear is trending towards sweatpants. Ledbury is doing the opposite. (281 words)

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Rapha's weighed down by some rather heavy costs | Rapha
Business

Rapha’s 12 year financials just landed in our inbox. Here’s what we learned.

The leaked financials answer our biggest question about Rapha: Why exactly are their margins – £1.1M ($1.4M) on £48.8M ($62.1M) revenues for 2016 – so small? (998 words)

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Peddling hard into LVMH's waiting arms? | Rapha
Business

This might be the biggest reason why LVMH is so eager to buy Rapha.

Beyond revenues, what makes the cycling brand such a mouth-watering target for LVMH? (454 words)

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Things are getting weird in Vancouver | Kit and Ace
Business

Kit and Ace pivots (oddly) from activewear to ‘mindfulness’. Chip Wilson is written all over this.

After scaling back its unicorn ambitions, we wouldn’t be surprised if this new direction at Kit and Ace is a direct result of Chip taking over as CEO in September. (813 words)

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Fur, feathers, and freshness | Canada Goose
Business

How did Canada Goose, at 60, suddenly become so popular?

As it edges closer to its IPO, Canada Goose’s boom shows that modern luxury shopping preferences and expectations are going mainstream. (604 words)

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Smart moves on Casper's part | Casper
Business

As expected, Casper’s dog mattresses are selling like hotcakes.

Sleep is becoming a ‘thing’ and Casper is positioning itself at the center of this new sleep conversation. In short, it’s a lifestyle play. (400 words)

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