This summer found Julie Macklowe in an unlikely locale: behind the counter at White’s Chemists and Perfumers in East Hampton, N.Y.
Married to real estate scion Billy Macklowe, Julie is a woman one might think more likely to be found on the other side of the retail divide. But as the founder and chief executive of V Beauté antiaging skin care, she has spent the last year criss-crossing the country, visiting high-end luxury boutiques like Bergdorf Goodman and Stanley Korshak to promote her line. So when Macklowe says that one of her most important business insights—how her public persona as a high-profile socialite has been a magnet for well-heeled customers—came from her time spent in the trenches, she knows whereof she speaks.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)