When it comes to in-store tech, the industry often points to the Rebecca Minkoff brand as a success. Its smart mirror technology and emphasis on bringing the online shopping experience to its five retail stores is widely touted as proof that it is possible for fashion to be tech-forward.
The tech brains behind the operation is Uri Minkoff, brother to designer Rebecca and CEO of the brand, who last year also launched his own eponymous ready-to-wear mens collection. Minkoff, who is a special executive in the sense that is actually embodies his own customer — young and digitally savvy — joined this week’s podcast.
Susan Naci loves to talk about fear. The 32 Laight Street Partners investor is struck by how many decisions by VCs, startups and big brands are all driven by that most crippling of emotions. People are so afraid of not seeing scale or growth, that they often miss out on the best ideas. Naci, formerly the CEO of lux beauty sub-box Glossybox, joined this week’s episode of the Glossy podcast.
John Varvatos is the epitome of cool — and it’s Nate Poeschl’s job to keep it that way. The director of digital marketing at the hip men’s brand joined this week’s Glossy Podcast to talk men’s fashion and the need for a more logical fashion production cycle.
Trey Laird’s only “wearable” is a bracelet from Africa. It’s telling because the rest of Laird’s points of view on luxury and fashion are pretty traditional. Makes sense: Laird, the creative director and founder of Laird + Partners and the former head of brand at Donna Karan is part of a stable of fashion branding greats who remember when outdoor advertising was considered avant garde in fashion.
Every Monday, we’ll bring you a conversation with someone movingthings along in the fashion or luxury industries. On this first,very-special episode, we brought the founder of a company that hasbecome one of the more intriguing success stories in the mobilefashion space in the last three years. Alan Tisch, founder ofSpring, launched the mobile shopping app three years ago to solvetwo problems: To create a marketplace that fulfilled both supplyand demand while offering trustworthy online shopping -- all on aphone.