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Inspiring
Retail
Innovation

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Photography by Sofia Negron for CinemaCake Wharton Baker Retail Center Rainbow Room New York

Cultivating
Global Retail
Knowledge
and Talent

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Creating
Interdisciplinary
Industry
Research

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Glossy50

50 People Who Shaped Fashion & Beauty This Year

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Genz

Gen Z Has a Taste for Activism, Thrifting, and Cultures Outside of Their Own

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McKinsey: Why Markdowns Matter More Than Ever

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On March 30, Stacey Bendet (C’99), CEO and Creative Director of Alice + Olivia, joined forces with Zac Posen, international fashion designer, cookbook author, and former judge of the Emmy-nominated Project Runway, delivered the Penn Fashion Week keynote address. This insightful and interactive conversation, moderated by Sheena Butler Young, Senior Correspondent for The Business of Fashion, was enjoyed by students across Penn.

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On February 28, 2022 Penn Graduate Tory Burch (C’88) was honored with the Baker Retailing Center and Retail Leaders Circle Retail Excellence Award in recognition of her leadership and support of women entrepreneurs. Burch, who launched her brand in 2004, has 345 stores around the world. In 2009 she launched the Tory Burch Foundation to advance women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship by providing access to capital, education and digital resources. You can read more about the exciting event here.

UPCOMING BAKER EVENTS

Feb
13

Executive Speaker Series: Kristen Holmes- WHOOP

February 13 | 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM
Huntsman Hall
Philadelphia

BAKER RESEARCH

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INTERVIEW

“The Customer-Base Audit” Book

Interview with Authors Peter Fader, Bruce Hardie, and Michael Ross

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BUSINESS/RETAIL

Selling on TikTok and Taobao

When it comes to sustainability older generations are swayed by Gen Z.

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