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WWDWWD » Orchard Mile and Swoonery Focus on Customization at Viva Technology Paris

Posted 19 months ago

Two American firms participating in Viva Technology Paris believe that luxury firms are finally embracing technology. Orchard Mile and Swoonery are two of nine American firms selected to give five-minute presentations at the three-day fair that opened Thursday. The event, which counts the LVMH group as a partner, was organized by Groupe Les Échos and Publicis Groupe. More than 5,000 … [Link]

WWDWWD » Barington Files Investor Presentation in Chico’s FAS Proxy Fight

Posted 19 months ago

Barington Capital Group on Friday wanted to set the record straight before the July 4th holiday weekend got under way. The activist firm, which is in the midst of a proxy fight with Chico’s FAS Inc., put together a presentation of its own, following a similar presentation from Chico’s on June 21. The latest missive from Barington is its second … [Link]

WWDWWD » Rimowa’s Opening Days in London, Boston and Beyond

Posted 19 months ago

It’s been a week of retail launches for German luxury luggage-maker Rimowa. The brand on Tuesday unveiled a 2,400-square-foot concept store on London’s New Bond Street. On prominent display: the company’s new electric tag innovation, which allows travelers to check-in their bags from home using their smartphones. Rimowa claims the electronic tag will revolutionize travel. The Rimowa app is used … [Link]

WWDWWD » Hydrogen Fuel: Italian Brand to Bow in New York

Posted 19 months ago

Alberto Bresci had Formula 1 race cars on his mind when he graduated from the European Business School of London. A friendship with fellow student Lapo Elkann, the Fiat heir and grandson of Gianni Agnelli, spun him in a different direction. Elkann gifted Bresci with one of his grandfather’s old denim shirts, which sparked the idea of designing a similar … [Link]

WWDWWD » Oliver Cabell Seeks to Disrupt Luxury Bags Market Through Pricing Transparency

Posted 19 months ago

Fashion start-up Oliver Cabell opened its online store this week, hoping to distinguish itself from competitors through pricing and sourcing transparency in the luxury market for bags. Founded in 2015 by Scott Gabrielson, who has a background in investment banking and venture capital, the company is self-financed. The company is targeting younger consumers who reflect what appears to be changing … [Link]