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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. Join marketing and brand expert Scott Kerr for insightful discussions with decision makers, entrepreneurs, and innovators on topics that matter most for theRead more

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S05 E02: Chloe Mendel, Co-Founder and Creative Director at Maison Atia

Dec 7 • 31:45
Scott Kerr sits down with Chloe Mendel, co-founder and creative director at sustainable luxury faux-fur brand Maison Atia to discuss reinventing the market before the luxury giants started dropping animal fur. The emerging designer talks about how the first collection came together, channeling design inspiration from 1970s chic, winning the attention of Kate Moss, Gigi Had...

S05 E01: Andrew Haarsager, Head of Retail Innovation Lab at Cartier

Nov 30 • 37:31
Scott Kerr is joined by Andrew Haarsager, head of Cartier's Retail Innovation Lab, to discuss how it designs and tests new forms of retail experiences for the French luxury jeweler and watchmaker, both in and beyond the boutique. Andrew also talks about Cartier's approach to the role of retail in this new world, creating an in-store vitrine to display holograms of select h...

Season 5 Trailer

Nov 23 • 01:14
The Luxury Item podcast returns for Season 5 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

The Luxury Item is a podcast about the business of luxury and the people and companies that are shaping the future of the luxury industry. Host Scott Kerr interviews industry leaders from across the luxury sector who share crucial knowledge on exactly how they’re sharpening operations to meet a cha...

S04 E11: Falguni Desai, CEO of The Art of Shaving

Nov 2 • 20:41
Scott Kerr sits down with Falguni Desai, chief executive officer of the luxury men’s grooming brand The Art of Shaving to discuss how it's navigating the many challenges in the razor industry. Falguni also talks about how its founders elevated shaving to a luxury experience, shifting from a mall-centric to online sales strategy, winning over beard-loving Millennials, and n...

S04 E10: Nick English, Co-Founder of Bremont Watch Company

Oct 26 • 45:28
Scott Kerr talks with Nick English, who co-founded the British luxury watch company Bremont along with his brother Giles. Nick discusses how they were inspired to launch Bremont by their late father and mutual passion for aviation. He also talks about the enormous task of building a luxury watch brand, bringing watchmaking back to the United Kingdom, winning over young wat...

S04 E09: Laetitia Raoust, General Manager of Yves Saint Laurent Beauty U.S.

Oct 5 • 30:51
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty U.S. General Manager Laetitia Raoust talks with Scott Kerr about shifting beauty customer habits, online sales strategies and key brand initiatives. Laetitia dives into the importance of Gen Z customers to YSL Beauty and how it's courting them with the launch of its NU collection of makeup-skincare hybrid products. She also discusses how YSL Beau...

S04 E08: Morin Oluwole, Director - Global Head of Luxury at Facebook and Instagram

Sep 28 • 50:36
Scott Kerr sits down with Morin Oluwole, Director - Global Head of Luxury at Facebook/Instagram to discuss the transformation of luxury shopping and the social media platform's investment in tools that are helping customers shop and brands sell. Morin talks about launching Facebook's luxury division six years ago and what it was like changing perspectives of luxury client...

S04 E07: Maria von Scheel-Plessen, Global Head of Media and Advertising at Montblanc

Sep 21 • 31:44
Scott Kerr talks with Maria von Scheel-Plessen, Global Head of Media and Advertising at the German luxury brand Montblanc about the industry's accelerated digital transformation and her responsibilities overseeing media and advertising strategy across all online and offline channels for the the luxury maison. Maria discusses some luxury customer insights and personas that ...

S04 E06: Daniel Boulud, Chef/Restaurateur and Sebastien Silvestri, CEO of The Dinex Group

Sep 14 • 49:36
Scott Kerr is joined by world renowned Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud and Sebastien Silvestri, CEO of The Dinex Group, the restaurant group of Daniel Boulud. Joining as CEO right before the pandemic, Silvestri discusses how the group's flexibility, creativity and determined grit enabled them to navigate through the pandemic while ensuring its well-kno...

S04 E05: Paul Lavoie, Co-Founder and CEO of Beau Lake

Aug 31 • 40:58
Scott Kerr sits down with Paul Lavoie, Co-Founder and CEO Beau Lake, a five-year-old Canadian manufacturer of luxury waterside recreation products including paddle boards and peddleboats. Lavoie discusses how his idea of bringing luxury to waterside recreation became a reality after two decades, why its design-driven products draw heavily from midcentury aesthetics, why it...

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