Campaign Trail: Rothy’s weaves sustainability into luxury’s evolving definition

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When it comes to luxury, a diverse tapestry of emerging brands and tastemakers is redefining the category. Legacy players like Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York have floundered in recent years — even before the coronavirus pandemic — while younger direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands continue to snag sales and attention through more modern, mission-based marketing approaches.

Consumers traditionally showcased luxury by sporting high-end brand names, according to DTC shoe brand Rothy’s SVP of Marketing Elie

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