Make sure to stop by the Javits Center this Sunday for Accessories Magazine’s first retail/experts panel Reinventing Retail: How to Stay One Step Ahead in Today’s Changing Market.
This panel, which runs Sunday, January 8th at 2pm on the Concourse Level of the Javits, marks the beginning of a three-day educational program run by Accessories Magazine in connection with shows AccessoriesTheShow and Accessorie Circuit. Both Accessories magazine and the shows are part of UBM Fashion.
“Reinventing Retail, which is moderated by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, features the following panelists:
- Stephanie Solomon, VP/Fashion Director, Lord & Taylor
- Olga Vidisheva, Founder, CEO, Shoptiques
- Emily Blumenthal, Founder, HandbagDesigner101 and the Independent Handbag Designer Awards
- Beth Goldstein, Accessories and Footwear Analysts, The NPD Group
Each expert will approach “Reinventing Retail” from their respective area of expertise.
Stephanie Solomon will address how a large store like Lord & Taylor has been thinking more like a boutique with its Birdcage concept shop of revolving themes. Olga Vidisheva will illuminate how Shoptiques, a giant online e-commerce portal representing 5,000 brick-and-mortar fashion boutiques around the world, takes omnichannel in a different direction. She will discuss how instead of bringing digital into stores, she actually brings the store back into digital, always tying digital sales back to the store from which it came. Emily Blumenthal, Founder of HandbagDesigner101.com and the creator of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards (now in its 11th year), will discuss how the time is really right now for independent brands and how stores can benefit from carrying them. Finally, Beth Goldstein, Footwear and Accessories Analyst from The NPD Group (the panel’s data guru), will offer statistical insights into the changing retail landscape and discuss how retailers can maximize this information for their needs.
The panel will open for a Q&A after.
The full conference program is as follows. All presentations are drop in, no reservations required.
Day 1: Sunday, 2pm, concourse level, Javits Center
Reinventing Retail: How to Stay One Step Ahead in Today’s Changing Market
Moderated by Accessories Magazine Editor-In-Chief Lauren Parker
Day 2: Monday, 2pm, concourse level, Javits Center
Spring/Summer 2017 Trend Presentation
by Accessories Magazine Trend Director Courtney Ignelzi
Day 3: Tuesday, 2pm, concourse level, Javits Center
Bright Ideas: Ways for Retailers to Think Outside the Box
by Accessories Magazine Editor-In-Chief Lauren Parker