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: 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: 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

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

In the News: Can upcycling really help the oceans?

1 Apple’s Supply Chain Attracts Criticism For Performance But Also Praise For Sustainability Two recent studies report varying performance levels in Apple’s supply chain. Bloomberg argue that it’s lost its mojo, but Greenpeace rates the tech giant as a sustainability… Continue Reading