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The Glossy Podcast is a weekly show on the impact of technology on the fashion and luxury industries with the people making change happen.

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The Glossy Podcast is a weekly show on the impact of technology on the fashion and luxury industries with the people making change happen.

    Week in Review: Marc Jacobs, greenwashing and StockX layoffs

    Week in Review: Marc Jacobs, greenwashing and StockX layoffs

    On the Glossy Week in Review podcast, senior fashion reporter Danny Parisi and editor-in-chief Jill Manoff discuss some of the biggest news of the week in the fashion industry.
    This week, Marc Jacobs held a show at the New York Public Library, showcasing the ways the brand has stuck to tradition while growing and flourishing. Elsewhere, controversy around how the Sustainable Apparel Coalition communicates sustainability led to the group pausing its labeling efforts, and StockX laid off 8% of its staff.

    • 26 min
    The Folklore's Amira Rasool on building a shopping platform with African and Black-owned brands at the forefront

    The Folklore's Amira Rasool on building a shopping platform with African and Black-owned brands at the forefront

    After returning from a trip to South Africa, The Folklore’s Amira Rasool was often stopped on the streets of New York and asked where she purchased her clothing, which she scored while abroad.
    “I knew that African and Black-owned brands were the future because people were getting bored of the same old [stuff],” said Rasool, founder and CEO of The Folklore, on the latest episode of the Glossy Podcast. “These brands have a cultural and heritage point-of-view that shines through in their products.”
    With research, Rasool discovered that most African brands did not have direct-to-consumer e-commerce platforms of their own and were not stocked in retail stores outside of their home country. Rasool launched The Folklore in 2016 as the first B2B wholesale e-commerce platform exclusively focused on Black-owned and African brands. 
    “Combining my interest and knowledge of Black history and uplifting Black people in our socio-economic condition with my love for styling and telling stories, I created The Folklore,” said Rasool. “We built this product with African and Black-owned brands at the forefront and not as an afterthought."
    The company’s designers are based in South Africa and Nigeria, but The Folklore is also developing relationships with brands in Ghana and Morocco. In addition, by September, the company is working to launch Folklore Connect, a B2B wholesale e-commerce platform that empowers global retailers to discover and shop for African and Black-owned fashion and lifestyle brands. The company’s current focus is on apparel, accessories, home and beauty, but will soon expand to new product categories and price points.
    “With our curation, we still have the potential [to on-board] thousands of brands to the platform,” said Rasool. “We haven't even scratched the surface.”

    • 48 min
    Week in Review: Harry Styles x Gucci, Harrods' delayed summer sale, NFT.NYC

    Week in Review: Harry Styles x Gucci, Harrods' delayed summer sale, NFT.NYC

    On the Glossy Week in Review podcast, senior fashion reporter Danny Parisi and editor-in-chief Jill Manoff break down some of the biggest news in fashion from the week.
    This week, Gucci announced a collection co-designed by Harry Styles and Alessandro Michele called Gucci HA HA HA. Harrods managing director Michael Ward revealed that the British department store was delaying its annual summer sale due to slow shipments of inventory. Finally, NFT.NYC went down in New York, and fashion brands continued their embrace of NFTs even as prices for NFTs are dropping.

    • 21 min
    Figue CEO Liz Lange on her 'very aggressive' approach to both wholesale and direct sales

    Figue CEO Liz Lange on her 'very aggressive' approach to both wholesale and direct sales

    After launching and selling her namesake maternity wear brand, Liz Lange began to long for her entrepreneurial days.
    To that end, she bought New York-based women's luxury label Figue, acquiring the 10-year-old brand in 2021 from founder Stephanie Von Watzdorf. Lange is currently CEO.
    "I wanted to be the entrepreneur. I didn't want to be the advisor or the investor," said Lange on the latest episode of the Glossy Podcast.
    Lange learned Figue was available for sale after spending years wearing and admiring the brand's clothes. "I knew [Figue] had 10 years of reputation-building [under its belt], which is very hard to accomplish. So I thought, 'Aha, maybe this is my next meant-to-be moment'," she said. 
    Along with its direct-to-consumer e-commerce site, the brand now sells in over 50 retail locations, including at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Lange classifies the brand as accessible and affordable luxury — its prices range from $73-$1,572.
    "I knew the brand was much more than a summer and vacation brand, and that we could get there by doing more than dresses," said Lange. She said that Figue plans to grow sales by expanding to product categories including swim, shoes and accessories.

    • 38 min
    Week in Review: LVMH invests in lab-grown diamonds, Christie's embraces sneakers and crypto crashes

    Week in Review: LVMH invests in lab-grown diamonds, Christie's embraces sneakers and crypto crashes

    On the Glossy Week in Review podcast, senior fashion reporter Danny Parisi and editor-in-chief Jill Manoff break down some of the biggest fashion news of the week.
    This week, LVMH Ventures invests in lab-grown diamond company Lusix, as its portfolio brands Bulgari and Tiffany & Co. continue to swear off lab-grown stones; Christie's makes its play for sneakers and streetwear sales official with the launch of a dedicated vertical; and the prices of many crypto coins plummet, as more fashion companies including Farfetch announce they're newly accepting crypto payments.

    • 25 min
    Donni's Alyssa Wasko: 'We built a business on one of the smallest product categories'

    Donni's Alyssa Wasko: 'We built a business on one of the smallest product categories'

    When Alyssa Wasko was in college, she never thought she'd start a fashion brand. Fast-forward 13-years later, and Donni has become well-known for its elevated basics.
    In 2009, Wasko began making scarves to cope with the death of her father, Donald, for whom her company is named. Her college friends started placing orders and, eventually, she was selling scarves as a side gig while working at Chanel as a visual merchandiser.
    On the latest episode of the Glossy Podcast, Wasko said her years at Chanel prepared her well for her current role and that her Chanel co-workers were supportive of her side hustle. She also recalled hat, while getting her company off the ground, she sold scarves on Etsy and hosted trunk shows throughout the year. Now, Donni is sold in over 115 stores worldwide including Saks, Revolve, Holt Renfrew and Free People. Donni also sells direct-to-consumer through its brand website. 
    Drawing on its core characteristics of comfort and ease, Donni has since expanded from selling neck warmers and sarongs to offering a full fashion line. Along with women's clothing, it includes hair accessories and jewelry. To date, Donni has been entirely self-funded, and organic growth is what has sustained the brand throughout its 13 years, Wasko said. Recently, the brand began to focus more on the personal stories surrounding its products. 
    "Our team is speaking more on Instagram Lives and in videos for our retailers and e-commerce customers. [We're aiming to] speak to more of the product and [provide] insight into our brand and our processes," said Wasko.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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174 Ratings

174 Ratings

Marshee10012 ,

“ kinda like”

Victoria’sSecrets episode… host is back from vacation

Oy… how many times does he say” kinda like” and “ whatever they call this category”
I mean really ?? You’re in the business and we are supposed to rely on you for this information.

I do think he needs a Toastmasters course… needs to work on public speaking a bit

Try counting his
Ummms
Likess
So
Kinda like.
And maybe slow down!!

Other than that …great podcast
Thank you

*kiki____ ,

Batsheva ep

Host sounds like a deranged, insane person, Batsheva is lovely and articulate dealing with this host maniacally laughing after everything she says. Hire a better speaker, just bc it’s fashion it doesn’t have to sound so stupid.

captnzen ,

Saucony 🙌 Huzzah!

Listened 👂 to the Saucony episode w/Anne Cavasso. I had a buddy who owned a running shoe 🏃‍♂️ store. Got me to try Saucony & I was most impressed. As a longtime runner, I’m pretty picky as to what I’ll run in. Solid brand.

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