Reformation's new SF showroom is a mix between Tesla and Bonobos | Reformation
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Regina Connell: “The solution for big retail lies in thinking small.”

Consumer behaviors are shifting, and e-commerce has brought on much anxiety. But a great deal of the damage has been self-inflicted. (1,077 words)

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Under Amour, one firm that doesn't suffer from a lack of product-driven innovation | UA
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Caraa CEO Aaron Luo: Startups have given up on good, old-fashioned (non-tech) product innovation.

The tech world unilaterally favors digital, connected advancement, over true physical product innovation. That’s a problem, argues Caraa Sport CEO Aaron Luo. (694 words)

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Kevin Lavelle and the Mizzen+Main hounds | Photo credit: The Academy
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Standing up to bad customers – What it takes to build an ‘antifragile’ business.

Applying author Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s philosophy on antifragility to modern menswear business.

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Modern Luxury: New Consumers, New Values.

The modern luxury era isn’t only about brands, it’s just as much about the consumers that propel them too. But how are shoppers different from just ten years ago?

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Nudge’s Ben Young: “Why luxury needs to get native.”

Luxury brands must take a more considered approach to advertising online. Banner ads and pop-ups don’t fit their model, but native advertising often does.

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Amy Boone: “Luxury and charity are like oil and water – they don’t mix well.”

The ethical luxury trend isn’t all it’s presented itself to be, writes Amy Boone. But there are several companies that are taking the right approach.

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Visvim founder Hiroki Nakamura is a master of imperfection | Photo Credit: NYT
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Colin Nagy: “In a world of automated precision, there’s beauty in imperfection, and warmth in human touch.”

No matter how tech-driven or data-dependent the world becomes, some constants, like the charm of human touch, will never lose appeal.

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We don’t discount because American shoppers have an addiction to cheap junk we don’t need.

Men’s tailored performance brand Mizzen+Main is one of a growing number of modern luxury companies that don’t discount. CEO Kevin Lavelle explains why.

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The big takeaway from the Goldman Sachs Retail Conference: ‘Omnichannel’ is the new buzzword.

Caraa CEO Aaron Luo discusses his takeaways from the Goldman Sachs Retail Conference in September.

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How Silicon Valley (and other global tech hubs) are helping luxury return to its roots.

The original principles of luxury were led astray by conglomerates’ mass market motives. Tech is helping new brands bring those standards back.

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