retail concepts

Linda Fargo’s concept store



Linda Fargo concept store Bergdorf Goodman

Retail needs more concept stores. More fun! More surprises! That’s the gospel according to Linda Fargo anyway, Bergdorf Goodman’s Fashion Director, who has just opened her own shop-in-shop, kitschly called ‘Linda’s’.

“Shopping has become too homogenous,” Fargo told Vogue. “I want something where there is discovery and I’m finding unexpected things that I haven’t seen in other stores. I’m hoping to impart the real shopping—before we were all overexposed and oversaturated—when we were more like shopping virgins.” (more…)



A Cartier Net-a-Porter pop-up shop is coming



Cartier Net-a-Porter Panthere pop-up

Net-a-Porter’s quest to become a destination for luxury watches is getting a boost next week thanks to an exclusive online pop-up with Cartier. The newly relaunched Cartier Panthère watch (from £3,200) will go on sale at Net-a-Porter on May 2nd, (UPDATE: it’s arrived!) with twelve models as well as two limited edition styles including the very statementy rose gold and black lacquer version. (more…)



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…)



Quote of the day: Mindy Meissen



Jeff Koons Louis Vuitton collaboration

“Eventually, even the least with-it, most out of touch, willfully uncool parent is going to get a whiff of how culturally irrelevant these collabs have become. Even the most thunderstricken hypebeasts are going to look up from their rigorous collecting and say, “honestly, this is a bit much.””
Mindy Meissen, Fashion Redef

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Louis Vuitton X Jeff Koons
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