A business with an emphasis on brick-and-mortar seems as dated as a flip phone in the age of Amazon. But Bulletin’s Ali Kriegsman and Alana Branston don’t see it that way. Bulletin, a Y Combinator company, is lowering the barriers to entry for its IRL marketplaces for designers and brands.
Bulletin last month opened a 2,000-square-foot SoHo unit where each designer pays about $2,500 a month to rent space. Kriegsman said the rent at the SoHo store or Bulletin’s 600-square-foot unit in Williamsburg can be lower if a brand uses less display space. Designers merchandise their own areas and control their inventory.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
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“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .