32 min

S05 E05: Ulrik Garde Due, President and CEO at Mark Cross The Luxury Item

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Scott Kerr is joined by Ulrik Garde Due, president and CEO at luxury leather goods brand Mark Cross. Having taken the helm of America's oldest luxury brand a few years ago, Ulrik discusses his approach for reviving the 176-year-old 'sleeping beauty' brand whose little black rectangular-shaped bag famously appeared with Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window." He also talks about the critical role of physical stores and new pop-up concepts, a re-imagined digital strategy and customer service, building cultural credibility with younger audiences, launching a vintage Mark Cross website and leaning into resale, its artists-in-residence program, and investing in digital passports. Plus: Why Mark Cross joined Amazon Luxury Stores

Featuring:
Ulrik Garde Due, President and CEO at Mark Cross (markcross.com)

Host:
Scott Kerr, Founder & President of Silvertone Consulting

About The Luxury Item podcast:
The Luxury Item is a podcast on the business of luxury and the people and companies that are shaping the future of the luxury industry.

Stay Connected:
Twitter: @theluxuryitem, @scott_kerr, @silvertone_inc
Email: scott@silvertoneconsulting.com
Newsletter: brilliantcut.substack.com
Linktree: linktr.ee/scottkerr

Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review!

Scott Kerr is joined by Ulrik Garde Due, president and CEO at luxury leather goods brand Mark Cross. Having taken the helm of America's oldest luxury brand a few years ago, Ulrik discusses his approach for reviving the 176-year-old 'sleeping beauty' brand whose little black rectangular-shaped bag famously appeared with Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window." He also talks about the critical role of physical stores and new pop-up concepts, a re-imagined digital strategy and customer service, building cultural credibility with younger audiences, launching a vintage Mark Cross website and leaning into resale, its artists-in-residence program, and investing in digital passports. Plus: Why Mark Cross joined Amazon Luxury Stores

Featuring:
Ulrik Garde Due, President and CEO at Mark Cross (markcross.com)

Host:
Scott Kerr, Founder & President of Silvertone Consulting

About The Luxury Item podcast:
The Luxury Item is a podcast on the business of luxury and the people and companies that are shaping the future of the luxury industry.

Stay Connected:
Twitter: @theluxuryitem, @scott_kerr, @silvertone_inc
Email: scott@silvertoneconsulting.com
Newsletter: brilliantcut.substack.com
Linktree: linktr.ee/scottkerr

Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review!

32 min