Jill Manoff

  • Nov 14, 2016
    The Michael Kors guide to building brand cache

    Michael Kors is currently on a rocky road to top-tier luxury brand status. Last week—during its second quarter fiscal 2017 earnings results announcement—it announced how it plans to continue elevating its reputation.

  • Nov 10, 2016
    Fashion retailers are expanding to beauty to connect with customers

    Racks of ready-to-wear at fashion retailers will soon be joined by rows of beauty products. Fashion retailers like H&M and Primark have begun expanding their merchandise offerings in order to become more “specialty,” and adding beauty into the mix is part of the move. The transition plays into the industry’s widespread...

  • Nov 7, 2016
    High-low fashion collaborations aren’t about the customers

    Conventional wisdom says collaborations between top-tier designers and mass-market retailers are the latest indications of democratization of fashion — but it might be the opposite. A closer look reveals that the goal of many of these partnerships is not typically “fashion for all.” Instead, they foster exclusivity, and they typically end...