In the News: 7 retail execs envision the future of stores, millennials still prefer spending on experiences, and more

IN THE NEWS 1 7 retail execs envision the future of stores Coming off a year that set records for bankruptcies and store closures, the message at Future Stores Miami last week was clear: Retail isn’t dead, mediocre retail is… Continue Reading

In the News: In wellness, ‘transformative’ is the new ‘experiential’

IN THE NEWS 1 In wellness, ‘transformative’ is the new ‘experiential’ When it comes to luxury and wellness travel, those overly used descriptors, “authentic” and “experiential” are so, well, last year. The new “it” trend for 2018, according to the… Continue Reading

In the News: Why women must play a greater role in the global economy

IN THE NEWS 1 This is why women must play a greater role in the global economy Empowering women to participate equally in the global economy could add $28 trillion in GDP growth by 2025. 2 All luxury should be… Continue Reading

In the News: Sustainability, emotional appeal drive millennial consumers

IN THE NEWS 1 Sustainability, Emotional Appeal Drive Millennial Consumers Millennials are on track to become the dominant workforce by 2020 and currently represent $2.5 trillion in spending power. 2 CSR Needs to Be More than Skin Deep: Positive Luxury… Continue Reading

In the News: Fur flies in Norway over ban on mink and fox farms

IN THE NEWS 1 Miroslava Duma Talks Sustainable Tech & The Future of Fashion Named the “most connected digital entrepreneur in fashion” by Vogue, Miroslava Duma is the founder of several ventures, a digital start-up investor, and an entrepreneur. Here,… Continue Reading

In the News: Golden Globes fashion was a blur of black accessorized with activism

IN THE NEWS 1 Golden Globe fashion was a blur of black accessorized with activism It was basically an all-black red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards, which meant that visually, it was rather monotonous. 2 A ‘Paris Agreement for… Continue Reading

In the News: Paris climate summit opens with Bill Gates, DiCaprio

IN THE NEWS 1 Paris climate summit opens with Bill Gates, DiCaprio, but not Trump Two years after the landmark Paris climate accord, dozens of world leaders and philanthropists are back in the French capital on Tuesday for a summit… Continue Reading

In the News: Luxury brands embrace experiential marketing to stay relevant

IN THE NEWS 1 Luxury Brands Embrace Experiential Marketing to Stay Relevant Luxury brands once relied on the tailored customer experience perfected at boutique storefronts on the most fashionable streets of the world’s most glamorous cities to bring their ethos… Continue Reading

In the News: Beyond Black Friday – Twelve Ways to Care for Your Clothes

IN THE NEWS 1 4 Ways Companies Can Reach Millennials With A Message Of Sustainability Millennials are a diverse demographic, and their focus is about as widespread. While they change the channel during commercials half or even a quarter as… Continue Reading

In the News: Why new luxury brands are causing disruption

IN THE NEWS 1 Why new luxury brands are causing disruption New brands and business models are disrupting all sectors, from Airbnb to Monzo to Netflix and Alibaba. The luxury sector is no different. New luxury brands are causing huge… Continue Reading

In the News: Supply chain is becoming part of luxury designer’s branding strategies

IN THE NEWS 1 The supply chain is becoming part of luxury designers’ branding strategies – Digiday The Council of Fashion Designers of America is encouraging its vast network of designers to bring their supply chains out of the shadows.… Continue Reading

Sparkles Bright, Acquired Right: Our Responsible Diamonds Edit

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Marilyn Monroe may have serenaded us in 1953. In 2017 however, the trend is now ‘diamonds are forever’ and for ‘whomever’ as long as they are ‘Responsible Diamonds.’ Ethically sourced and sustainable are top… Continue Reading