Retail expert Ana Andjelic argues that, while legacy brands face fragmentation, new players like Goop and Net-a-Porter are centralizing the experience.
Strategist, writer and doctor of sociology
Ana Andjelic is a strategist, writer and doctor of sociology who specializes in modern luxury brands.
When Yael Aflalo, founder of buzzy fashion retailer Reformation, experienced first-hand the scale of Chinese pollution, she made a decision. Today, her company has a near-religious focus on reducing waste by incorporating sustainable practices throughout its supply chain.
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