Monthly Archives: July 2014

89% Are Shopping Brick-And-Mortar for Back-to-School

89% Are Shopping Brick-And-Mortar for Back-to-School

As a new survey created by Accenture found that 89% of parents with school-age children will be visiting brick-and-mortar stores for this back-to-school shopping season. Top motivations for shopping in-store vs. online: avoiding shipping fees and the desire to touch/feel products. However, shoppers will be “webrooming” to determine pricing and to find out what’s in stock…

The Ultimate Luxury Pop-Up Shop: Chanel Meets Aspen

Luxury brand Chanel launched its first state-side pop-up shop this July, in Aspen, Colorado. Karl Lagerfeld showed his distinctively western-style Métiers d’Art Paris-Dallas collection in Dallas, Texas, last December – and now the collection has appeared, publicly showcased in a small modern boutique above the Casa Tua restaurant and club. And just my luck, I happened to…

New Grocer: The Complete (Non)Package?

In anticipation of the opening of the new grocer UNVERPACKT in Germany, I thought it would be a great time to share what I think could become the next retail trend — zero-waste grocers. UNVERPACKT is combines some of the latest global trends: Crowd-source funding Sustainable zero-waste philosophy Retailer-vetting to select the best products for…

Kashi Shines at Wanderlust Aspen-Snowmass

So I’ve just returned from vacationing at a Wanderlust festival in Aspen-Snowmass, CO – it’s a yoga/music multi-day event that’s filled with all kinds of outdoorsy activities, yoga classes, lectures, organic food and concerts. Wanderlust has become an international series of festivals and with that success comes the integration of partnerships. Gaiam, Garnier, Prana, So…