Perfume smorgasbord | Notes from a Stylist
Business

Scouted: How Estée Lauder’s ownership is finally impacting retail strategy at Le Labo.

We finally get a look at how Lauder’s ownership is steering strategy for the Manhattan-based fragrance firm. (340 words)

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The sneaker trading business is big business | GOAT
Business

GOAT just raised $25M. Here’s what you should know.

Shoe trading was already big business before GOAT came along. But by connecting users with users — and eradicated the risk for fakes — they’ve just made it easier. (394 words)

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Aesop, properly done | Cigue
Business

Aesop’s new store locations are often based on ‘gut feeling’ – not demographics.

Aesop general manager Thomas Buisson explains the Aesop retail approach. (304 words)

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Vacheron artistic director Christian Selmoni and Hodinkee's Ben Clymer talk watch grails at Vacheron HQ in Geneva | Hodinkee
Business

Hodinkee bests itself – this time making $1.62M in an hour.

This latest drop with Vacheron Constantin marks their third successful co-branded product drop since November. Grand total for all three: $2.07M. (412 words)

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Hopkins, in handbag heaven | The Daily Telegraph
Business

Mon Purse CEO Lana Hopkins: “We’re treating Bloomingdale’s, Selfridges as marketing and branding opportunities.”

Mon Purse joins a growing list of MLCs who are using department stores as marketing channels. (335 words)

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Autumn morning run session | Tracksmith
Business

Roundup: An ongoing (running) list of Tracksmith’s brandbooks.

Tracksmith continues to release incredible digital brand catalogues. We’ve compiled an ongoing list of every single one dating back to 2015.

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Brule, against a dark and ominous backdrop | BandT
Business

Tyler Brule on Monocle: “We’re changing about 70% of the magazine.”

As the brand celebrates its tenth anniversary, big changes are coming to editorial and design. (653 words)

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Yoox Net-a-Porter Group CEO Frederico Marchetti, still billions of reasons to remain smiling | YNAP
Business

Luca Solca: “Yoox Net-a-Porter on the downswing, FarFetch on the up.”

Why Yoox Net-a-Porter is losing market share (and why Farfetch is better positioned for the future). (596 words)

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You can ingest what's in this (sleek) pharmacy bottle apparently | The Nue Co.
Business

The Nue Co: Aesop, Byredo – and Flintstone chewables – thrown in a blender.

Meet The Nue Co., the first supplements brand taking a true modern luxury approach. (450 words)

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Attitude from Christenson and Turner | Argent
Business

Argent’s Sali Christeson and El Turner: “We were just so tired of beige pantsuits.”

Takeaways from Forbes’ profile on women’s workwear upstarts, Argent. (502 words)

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