Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…
1. GLOSSIER TO THE UK
Am I the only person left who hasn’t tried Glossier? The 35 million dollar blogger beauty brand is finally extending its reach worldwide with a big buzz of coverage in the media last week. London is getting the first of the European push (exact date still tbc), which has come about thanks to Glossier’s phenomenally engaged social media fan base. (more…)
I stumbled on these Mahabis slippers via a Facebook ad of all things. But I think they’re really cool.
After being subjected to three ‘aging raver’ DJ types having a serious discussion about slippers a while ago, I said ‘someone needs to hurry up and exploit this market’. I was thinking along the lines of Stussy, Junya or Nike even, the brands that people of my generation grew up with and respect, because we want comfy slippers, but we also still love our credible brands and aren’t ready for Bhs.
While we wait for Stussy et al, in stepped Mahabis. Just launched this summer, these indoor-outdoor slippers look like a hybrid of old school Keds, felt Birkenstocks and those neoprene sock shoes you wear on the beach. (more…)
“The thing that drove my personal business outlook was my first visit to Japan in the very early 80’s. The Japanese culture seemed to be everything that American culture was not. Measured, humble, long term vision combined with decision for longevity; all these things made an everlasting imprint on my business style. Take your time, do not take the first money coming your way without consideration of the consequences, build one strong cornerstone for your foundation.”
Shawn Stussy, Hypebeast magazine