As Brands Cash in on Cannabis, Are They Working to Dispel Racial Disparity That Still Exists Behind It?

If you buy — or sell — chic weed accessories, you’ve got to pay it forward.In March, Maya Shaw felt like she was having a crisis with her small business, a Brooklyn-based online shop called Shaw that offers cannabis-related beauty and lifestyle products, ranging from ceramic bong pipes to CBD soaps. “I felt like I was falling […]

Adidas and Everlane Present Vastly Different Approaches to Creating Sustainable Sneakers

The brands are both trying to win sneaker-loving, sustainability-conscious consumers over with big announcements this week.Tread by Everlane sneakers. Photo: Courtesy of EverlaneDespite the fact that sustainable goods and sneakers are two of the buzziest categories in fashion right now, historically they’ve had surprisingly little overlap. There have been successful counterexamples in the form of […]

The Woman Behind Instagram’s Favorite Nail Salon Is on a Mission to Change the Manicure Industry

Los-Angeles-based Olive & June is rolling out a product line and a DIY kit aimed at revolutionizing the category.Model using the Poppy with the Studio Box set up. Photo: Courtesy of Olive & JuneIn 2016, with three consistently booked nail salons in Los Angeles and a large, international, organic social media following, a natural next […]

Gucci’s Meteoric Growth Is Slowing Ever So Slightly

Don’t worry, it’s still making Kering plenty of money.A look from Gucci’s Fall 2019 collection. Photo: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images for GucciKering‘s announcement Tuesday that it would donate $100 million to Notre Dame reconstruction efforts was probably a good enough indication that the French luxury conglomerate is in a good financial position (even if rival […]

The Aussie Founder of Shhh Silk’s Risky Pursuit of the Kardashians Paid Off

Entrepreneur Olivia Carr always knew America’s most famous family would love her silk pillowcases.Shhh Silk’s signature marble print pillowcases and sleep masks. Photo: Courtesy of Shhh SilkTwo weeks ago, Kourtney Kardashian generated a wave of social media buzz with the launch of her new lifestyle site Poosh, thanks in part to the elaborate gift boxes […]

Levi’s Coachella Activations Are Meant to Build on the Festival Presence the Brand Already Has

Levi’s cutoffs would be the unofficial Coachella uniform even if the brand didn’t gift hundreds of them and host a party with Hailey Bieber outside the festival.Snoop Dogg DJs the Levi’s pool party. Photo: Courtesy of Levi’sIt’s common knowledge that over the past several years, Coachella has evolved from a fun music festival in the […]

J.Crew Is Considering a Madewell IPO

Big news for the troubled company’s saving grace.Photo: Rob Kim/Getty ImagesJ.Crew published a press release Thursday announcing that it was considering taking the Madewell brand public. “We believe a potential IPO of Madewell, which had another record year of performance in 2018, could unlock significant value and generate meaningful proceeds that would strengthen our balance sheet […]

LVMH Is Having a Very Good Year so Far

The French conglomerate’s revenues grew 16% for the first quarter of 2019, thanks to stellar performances from Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior Couture.A look from the Louis Vuitton Spring 2019 collection. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesWe’re more than four months into the year and it already seems like every day is an onslaught of bad news […]

Victoria’s Secret Downgraded to ‘Negative’ by Investment Advisors

There’s a “fallen Angels” quip to be made here somewhere.Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesIt would be putting things very mildly to say that Victoria’s Secret has had a rough go of it over the past year. The brand has been steadily losing public favor due to its almost-enthusiastic refusal to embrace a more inclusive, realistic approach […]

The Line Between Social Media and E-Commerce Is Beginning to Disappear

With mobile shopping, peer-to-peer e-commerce and influencer marketing continually on the rise, social commerce is finally becoming the next wave of retail.Photo: ImaxtreeIn March, Instagram announced a new shopping feature that would allow users to shop and purchase items on the platform without leaving the app. The launch is the latest in a slew of […]