LVMH Luxury Ventures invests in Stadium Goods

While details of the deal were not disclosed, the partnership will help expand Stadium Goods, the streetwear and sneaker resale store and e-commerce site that’s grown quickly over the past two years. Jed Stiller and John McPheters founded StadiumGoods.com and opened its SoHo shop in October 2015. Stiller previously worked in hospitality and was a partner and angel investor in Swarm Mobile, which was acquired by Groupon in 2014. McPheters spent 10 years working in e-commerce and ran social media and brand communications for clients at Team Epiphany, a marketing agency. Stadium Goods [...]

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Breitling partners with Norton Motorcycles

Swiss watch brand Breitling has announced a partnership with English motorcycle producer Norton Motorcycles that will lead to the creation of some unique common products or features. They will be inspired by the brands’ compelling and intriguingly similar historic timelines, and will even include some of the materials used in Norton Motorcycles’ legendary high-performance bikes. The partners are an ideal match. Both Breitling and Norton Motorcycles are brands with a strong heritage, founded in the nineteenth century by visionaries who gave their names to their companies and, to a large [...]

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Will Richemont’s high-stakes YNAP gamble repay

On Monday, practically three years after Richemont spun off Internet-a-Porter and merged it with Italian rival Yoox to type the Yoox Internet-a-Porter Group (YNAP), the Swiss luxurious conglomerate made a shock tender provide to purchase the 51 % of shares within the luxurious e-commerce big that it would not already personal. (The 2015 merger gave Richemont 48.9 % of YNAP, however solely a 25 % voting stake, leaving Yoox’s administration in cost.) Richemont has provided to pay €38 per share, a 26 % premium over the group’s closing worth on [...]

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Essential insights luxury brands need to maintain desirability

IMD recently held its first strategic forum for luxury. They hosted 48 participants from 40 brands in sectors including hospitality, automobile, luxury online distribution, watches and jewelry, and from as far afield as Japan and Europe. Here are six insights that could help your luxury brands: 1. When it comes to digital communications, lobby U.S. platforms to catch up with the Chinese The rise of the Chinese Internet services giant Tencent is now well documented. But did you know that the percentage of mobile shopping in China is twice as high [...]

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Shiseido revamps ‘Shiseido The Store’ salon in Ginza, Tokyo

Shiseido‘s Ginza salon and showroom has been given a remarkable makeover, and its a project that aims to resonate on a global scale. The retail space, aptly rebranded as Shiseido The Store, occupies a multiple levels of modern structure, each with a different purpose. the interior design is a collaboration of Oki Sato, head of design at Japanese architecture practice Nendo, and designer Keita Aono. The ground floor is a visually spectacular space that upholds Shiseido’s history and core values by subtly incorporating its Camellia-inspired hanabaki logo in the overall design. The floor, [...]

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