Retail + 30: The Future of Retail

Nov 1, 2010 · New York, United States of America

A conversation about innovative strategies, companies and business models that are shaping the future of consumer retail experiences. Companies who functioned in silos are being forced to collaborate with new technologies, increased competition and shorter attention spans, and the results are amazing! With a range of new business platforms from the democratization of fashion to entertaining new merchandising models, the retail sector is experiencing an innovation boom; the old rules are out (ok, most of them) and the results are exciting. Panelists for this event are: Jake Nickell, Founder and CSO, Threadless. Threadless is the celebrated community based design company that produces its crowd sourced creations on Tees for Men, Women and Kids; in addition, their designs are being licensed on a myriad of products ranging from Dell laptop computers to Griffin iphone cases. Katia Beauchamp, Co-Founder, Birch Box. Birchbox is designed to be a smart, streamlined, and fun way to try and buy high-end beauty products. Each month, you'll receive a selection of 4-5 samples from leading, new and niche beauty brands; you'll get anything from skincare to makeup to cult beauty tools. Steven Alan, a native New Yorker and visionary fashion retailer. From his reinvented classic shirts to curating merchandise assortments from young designers, Steven is both on the pulse and two steps season after season. Steven is able to experience all sides of the experience through his own stores on both coasts, to his showroom representing leading independent design talent and to his own collection which he wholesales internationally. SuChin Pak, Hester Street Market Co-founder and TV Correspondent. In addition to her work as a leading correspondent for PlantetGreen and MTV, Suchin is the co-creator of the Hester Street Market, a curated mix of vintage, crafts, fashion and food; Suchin works with her team to curate and match the best leading niche vendors together to create a distinctive and compelling market experience. Rachel Shechtman (co-host and Moderator), Founder, Cube Ventures. Since 2003 Rachel has integrated marketing, merchandising and business development strategies for a myriad of diverse brands. Over the years Rachel has worked with select clients such as Bliss Spas, CFDA, Kraft Foods, Gilt Groupe, and TOMS Shoes. Tickets to this event cost $10.00 and are available through the 92Y Box Office and Venmo. Visit http://www.eventros.c... on your iPhone or Android to connect with others attending Y+30 Events!

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