Streetwear: The Intersection of Culture, Luxury, and Style

Streetwear's beginnings are rooted in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but it's never had as considerable a cultural or financial impact as over the last decade. The casualization of fashion led to the adoption of streetwear and streetwear codes by luxury fashion brands including the likes of Dior, Givenchy, Balenciaga and many more. Even the art world got involved, with brands partnering with KAWS, Takashi Murakami and other in-demand contemporary artists. Indeed, many of the most casual outfits donned in cities from Paris to NYC are comprised of some of the most expensive and highly-desirable designer pieces. Read More

Who’s Winning the Race in Footwear?

Starting up may be easier than ever, but it’s never been more challenging to win at footwear. Globalization, new technology and rapidly-evolving consumer trends have combined, producing a perfect storm of challenges in sourcing, production, operations and sales. There are more losers than ever - including many once-flourishing brands, and the industry’s winners outpace the competition for miles. Despite lower odds for success and increased competition, potential profits and market share continue to motivate new entrants and established players alike. Read More

5 Beauty Trends That “Makeup” Wholesale Today

The beauty wholesale industry is evolving at an increasingly rapid pace, thanks to influences from Asian beauty, product exclusives and newness, the merging of the beauty and wellness spheres- and trends spawned from creative startup and growth stage brands. In fact, even one-time, solely direct-to-consumer brands are entering the world of wholesale beauty. Here’s an in-depth look at beauty’s transformation... Read More