A Surf Resort’s Luxury Makeover

2018-10-19T21:47:50+00:00October 1st, 2014|

Hotelier James McBride—who ran Grosvenor House in London and The Carlyle in New York—has partnered wth real estate developer Chris Burch to transform Nihiwatu, on Indonesia's Sumba Island, into a world-class destination for more than wave chasers. Read More

Trademark Opens First Store in N.Y.

2018-10-19T21:48:47+00:00September 3rd, 2014|

To say there’s been pressure on Pookie and Louisa Burch to open their first Trademark store would be an understatement. It goes with the territory when your father is Chris Burch and your stepmother is Tory Burch. A preview of the store, opening today at 95 Grand Street in New York, showed the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Even with HVAC and construction crews putting the final touches on the 2,500-square-foot space in SoHo, it was obvious the store bears the distinctive design and savvy merchandising that have become Burch signatures, whether at C. Wonder or Tory. Working with [...]

Chris Burch Talks BaubleBar Investment

2018-10-19T21:57:49+00:00July 30th, 2014|

On Tuesday morning, the online jewelry retailer disclosed that it had raised $10 million in a Series B financing. The leader of the investment: J. Christopher Burch’s Burch Creative Capital. Other investors include Aspect Ventures, Triplepoint Ventures and Comcast Ventures, as well as existing investors Accel Partners and Greycroft Partners. Read More

Ellen’s Latest Gig: Lifestyle Guru

2018-10-19T22:00:50+00:00July 8th, 2014|

“I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t want it to be the biggest brand name that you can imagine.” Meet the speaker: design’s latest lifestyle-brand maven, Ellen DeGeneres. “This” is E.D., DeGeneres’ nascent lifestyle brand launching with a gift-oriented capsule collection for holiday. Despite the obvious invocation of DeGeneres’ initials, the brand’s name is Ed (like Koch, Sullivan and Wilbur’s chatty horse from the long-ago sitcom), a nickname bestowed on DeGeneres by her wife, Portia de Rossi. As for the dots, they’re more design elements than punctuation. Read More

Chubbies Raises $4m Giving Bros a Weekend Uniform

2018-10-19T22:04:59+00:00April 14th, 2014|

Slangy marketing and a singular vision of weekend wear has netted Chubbies, a manufacturer and online retailer of men’s shorts, a $4 million round of funding from some of the biggest names in fashion and retail investing. Read More