Beanbags are cool. Beanbags that float in your pool? Even cooler - at least if you ask Tauranga-based SoFloat.
Raju Vuppalapati is chief executive of Australian apparel company R.M.Williams. Specialising in boots, the retailer has taken its outback chic around the globe. We asked Vuppalapati about R.M.Williams’ plans for New Zealand.
The latest issue of Mindfood Style hit the shelves this week, featuring 240 glossy pages of luxury fashion-themed editorial and advertorial. StopPress spoke with editor in chief Michael McHugh about the market for international luxury retail in New Zealand, and retail advertising in print.
It seemed like only a matter of time after Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada established flagship stores in Auckland’s central city that Chanel would arrive. Now, here it is – the luxury label opened its first standalone fragrance and beauty boutique at 35 Galway St, Britomart.
Global luxury brands are moving away from mainstream accessibility in search of an exclusive customer experience, says trend forecaster WGSN. The firm runs two big “trend summit” sessions each year, travelling around the world to share insights.