Lessons in retail from Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff can tell a compelling story, that was clear as the designer held sway at an intimate lunch for media at Ogilvy’s Tudor Hall last week. That storytelling knack is certainly one key to her company's success. A California native who burst onto the scene in New York with a version of the  “I love [...]

Not in the bag

  Those who know me know I have been on a quest for a good everyday bag since, well, almost forever. Here's my last post on the never-ending quest. Yesterday, I almost scored. First, there was a flash sale at The Bay – 60 per cent off selected models. I ordered three, including two saddle [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Not in the bag

A bagful of complaint: where’s my NEW purse?

And now for the complaints department: I have been hunting for a new handbag for years, it seems, and the situation has gone from bad to out of reach. Like thousands of dollars out of reach. On the contemporary level, where bag prices are also rising, almost every maker embosses initials in tacky gold front and centre. If [...]

By | December 4th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A bagful of complaint: where’s my NEW purse?

Falling for Roots

Posted  Jun 12, 2008 I rush into Roots for a fall preview really, really late, wearing my hot pink Pleats Please shirt. Company co-founder Michael Budman, of the bushy brows, likes the colour – in fact he likes colour. He recounts how he tried on a chartreuse jacket at Hermès in Paris for a cool $10,000. [...]

By | November 24th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Falling for Roots