CEO Michelle Lam in bra heaven | The New York Post
Business

Why the True & Co. acquisition makes perfect sense.

The DTC lingerie startup was just purchased by Phillips Van Heusen for a small sum: “tens of millions”. What seems like an odd match actually makes a lot of sense. (759 words)

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Bucket of laughs: Cheryl Kaplan, left, and Maria Gangemi, CMO | M.Gemi
Business

M.Gemi is in constant motion: releasing new heels every week, and rotating old ones out.

We spoke to President Cheryl Kaplan on the back of the DTC shoe brand’s two year anniversary. (849 words)

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The subscription model is everything to Rapha, said Simon | FT
Business

Pedal Power: Toplines from Rapha CEO Simon Mottram’s latest interview this week.

He dove deeper into Rapha’s multi-pronged business approach, touching on hybrid retail, on being consumer-centric, and the power of brand’s subscription model. (692 words)

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Strong branding | GQ
Business

What J.Crew, Kit and Ace, and others can learn from Japan’s United Arrows.

Key takeaways on what makes United Arrows one of the best specialty retail destinations on the planet. (713 words)

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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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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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