Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I have been travelling since the 9th and have not been stable enough to write a good post. I will have some interesting stuff on the blog in the next few days.
Luxury Retail in The Big Apple (do people still call it that?) – I made a trip to New York to get a taste of the city and meet with one of luxury’s foremost leaders, Steve Sadove (CEO of Saks Incorporated). Keep refreshing your page in the coming days to get Steve’s perspective on leadership, reasons for Sak’s recent performance, and emerging trends in luxury retailing.
Patagonia: Using Business to Solve Environmental Problems – The Luxury and Retail Club at William and Mary is proud to host Patagonia on 10/26/11 at the Mason School of Business. Come back for more details on our club event featuring Tetsuya O’ Hara, Director of Advanced Research and Development at Patagonia.
Following the People: A Pictorial Journey of How Luxury Brands are Literally Following The Travelling Customer
Entrepreneurs, Longhorns and Barbecue in Austin, TX – After visiting New York, I took a fabulous trip with my MBA classmates enrolled in the Entrepreneurship program at William and Mary. We had such a great time meeting with venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and CEOs from one of the world’s most fertile regions for technology startups. Since that isn’t the focus of this blog you’ll have to follow me on twitter (@edmundamoye) or on the Mason School of Business blog to get the scoop.
I invite students at the W&M MBA program to contribute to this blog. You can write about anything that is related to any of the major segments of luxury and retail:
- Wines and Spirits
- Travel and Hospitality
- Jewelry (including watches)
- Perfumes and Cosmetics
- Specialty Retail
- Fashion and Apparel
- Real Estate