The Grinds: Bulletin opens its third New York store, Aesop expands its retail footprint, Shopify moves offline, Walmart will sell Harry’s razors

Bulletin, which began as an online magazine in 2014 featuring digitally-native women-led brands, will open its third flagship store in the historic Ladies’ Mile District in New York City this June. The “feminist brand collective” is known for…


The Grinds: Instagram launches in-app payments, Sephora opens its second Studio, Online returns are hurting landlords, Birchbox sells a majority stake to one of its investors

Instagram launches in-app payments for select brands, which could substantially increase its share of commerce. What happened For the in-app payments, an extension of Facebook Payments, Instagram allows users to create a profile that includes their…


How to Use Live Video

Live streaming surfaced in the U.S. in 2015, but many players in the consumer space remain skeptical about its potential benefits to brands, retailers and real estate professionals. However, live video provides an opportunity for businesses to…


Dear Thor Equities: One Thing I Would Do

Retail, as you know, is going through a tumultuous time. While many older brands that fell asleep at the wheel are struggling and realigning their retail footprint, there is a new crop of digitally-native brands that are only just dipping their toes…