A recent study by a business school study in the U.K. suggests that marketing, customer service and even sales techniques tailored to the time of day may increase a retailer’s bottom line.
Given the huge interest in serpentine style throughout 2013, “The Year of the Snake,” it’s understandable that some brands have stallion and mare motifs in mind for 2014, “The Year of the Horse.” Roberto Coin is one of them. I recently spoke with the Italian designer about his plans for the “Cheval Chinois Collection,” based on Arabian horses. And, after months of talking with others about the Chinese zodiac calendar’s influence on their upcoming lines, I’m not surprised that Mr. Coin’s new collection will be limited edition. In fact, for 2014, it looks like most who’ll take cues from the Year of the Horse will make one-ofs or limited editions--as opposed to the more mass snake designs we’ve seen slithering here, there, and everywhere.