As Alibaba Group explores “New Retail” and how to leverage its digital marketplace into the physical world, Lululemon Athletica Inc. could play a role in that vision.
According to Laurent Potdevin, chief executive officer of Lululemon, whose products are sold on Alibaba’s Tmall, the Chinese marketplace platform is in the “early stages” of exploring what the retail makeup could look like in a physical setting. He confirmed that he’s had preliminary discussions with Alibaba executives, including founder and executive chairman Jack Ma. They took place in Canada during the last week in September while Ma was the keynote speaker at Gateway Canada, a program aimed at helping brands and small businesses either sell directly to China’s consumers or through distributors.
Super-influencer @chiaraferragni doesn't miss a beat— or a party. Last night, she inaugurated Pomellato's newest boutique on Rodeo Drive, decked out in bling from the jewelry brand. At the event, Ferragni took some time to sit down with us to discuss motherhood, being a newlywed, and the hotly-anticipated documentary she is currently filming.
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As the conversation around sustainability only grows stronger in fashion circles, Everlane has made a new declaration: it’s saying goodbye to virgin plastic. The company, whose ethos is all about “radical transparency,” in terms of pricing and ethical factories, plans to be completely free of virgin plastics by 2021. “We’re producing millions of units and every unit that goes out is wrapped in plastic,” said founder and CEO, Michael Preysman. “At the beginning, it was like, ‘Hey, let’s just take off all these plastic bags.’ There are a lot of complications to that. Everything you buy in the world comes wrapped in plastic when it comes out of the factory.”
Meet Flamingo. The direct-to-consumer brand is Harry’s first foray into products designed specifically for women. The line goes beyond shaving, venturing into a space that is typically relegated to darker corners of the drugstore — at-home waxing. #wwdbeauty