As the CFDA doubles down on a broken system with yet another branded fashion week dreamed up to accommodate none other than the store buyers and press firms, it seems retail has a pretty big puzzle to solve. It has to be more than closing stores or rebranding and or trying to shove a new yet tired concept down everyone’s throat. They have to serve another purpose.Read More
Robin Lewis is the co-author of The New Rules of Retail and editor-in-chief of The Robin Report. He stopped by our Flatiron studio in New York City to talk about everything that’s wrong with the direction of the very complicated and broken system that serves as the middle man between the fashion industry and the consumer.
As critics and enthusiasts battle it out for the bragging rights of correctly predicting the outcome of Apple’s continuing foray into the new digital lifestyle business, many on both sides of the argument have come to the conclusion that the gold watch program and the $10,000+ price tag is pure marketing.Read More