luxury

Ask Alison: Is Farfetch’s augmented retail a customer service coup or just an excuse to mine our data?



Farfetch Store of the Future launch event

Here’s the latest ‘Ask Alison’ post from DRG retail editor, ALISON FARRINGTON, on how Farfetch and its new ‘Store of the Future’ technology aims to enhance physical and digital retail.

There are benefits for customers in getting over the online shopping ‘privacy bump’ as it’s known in retail circles. Giving away your personal data for rewards is looking a whole lot more interesting, with the prospect of having over 400 global luxury boutiques (and their inventories) at your beck and call, whenever, wherever and whether you prefer to shop on or offline. (more…)



Margiela the Hermes Years



Margiela the Hermes Years

On my want list: Margiela the Hermès Years. This book accompanies the exhibition of the same name at Antwerp’s MoMu (opens today!), which we’ll no doubt be reading lots about in the coming weeks. (more…)



Gentlewoman style: The Cartier Panthère watch is back



Cartier Panthère watch relaunch
Cartier is reviving its Panthère watch, last seen adorning a Joseph-sleeved wrist in the 1990s. Interesting because it appears sales of traditional watches are enjoying a slight upswing in popularity. (Well, at least they’ve stopped tanking – no pun intended.) (more…)



Quote of the day: Kim Jones



Louis Vuitton X Supreme

“Youth is key now, especially in China. I was in Beijing a week ago. We had a launch of a store and from the time I went last time three years ago, the customer’s completely changed. They used to be old men, now it’s young twentysomethings, so it’s important to make them excited.”
Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director on his Louis Vuitton X Supreme collab for AW17, WWD (more…)