Dec 3rd 2008 4:10AM Great story. Armani´s hometown is actually not Milan though- he is from a small town called Borgonuovo I think... www.retailrefugees.com
Nov 7th 2008 5:17AM Very interesting, especially after Lamborghini just opened their $30 million showroom in Vegas... Read about it at www.retailrefugees.com
Oct 21st 2008 6:22AM I think that it is great to see a sort of "consolidation" of values in the context of retail and spending in the face of the financial crisis. This is further evidence that consumers are becoming smarter. www.retailrefugees.com
Oct 21st 2008 6:20AM I agree- this one is simply ugly. Buyers are looking for pieces they actually like, and not "it bag" mentality purchasing. www.retailrefugees.com
Oct 8th 2008 4:59AM Very cool bikes! Check out my trip to the incredible BMW Welt museum in Munich at www.retailrefugees.com. The place is amazing and a true consumer "experience"
Oct 6th 2008 5:45AM This is definitely scary- though it is very very nice to read the last section about charitable giving. There are so many great charities out there making donating accessible. Kiva, for example is a great one that my consultancy is aligned with- www.retailrefugees.com
Oct 2nd 2008 5:56AM Interesting Ranking, I dont know if i consider their panel suitable to judge the "coolest" brands, but interesting nonetheless. I prefer Interbrands ranking much more as it is based on analytical data and performance rather than some opinions. Read about the interbrand ranking at www.retailrefugees.com. Also, there is a lack of retailers on the list which is surprising...
Oct 1st 2008 8:32AM Interesting... maybe buyers have wisened up to all the authenticity issues and proof of authenticity. Take the LV situation as a lesson on my blog www.blogretailrefugees.com
Sep 29th 2008 4:26AM I included a post about Pendleton products in my blog- www.blogretailrefugees.com recently also. They are really covering the market from bags to sneaker collaborations with nike!
Sep 25th 2008 4:56AM I wrote an article about the actual shop which is quite interesting on my blog... http://blogretailrefugees.com/2008/09/05/true-pioneer-of-retail-design-rei-kawakubo/