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June Haynes
For over 25 years, luxury retailing savant, June Haynes has worked with some of the world's most coveted and recognizable brands such as Barneys New York and Dolce Gabbana. For the past ten years, she was senior vice president of retail at Valentino where she led the fashion house's retail strategy, customer service, client relations and customer retention efforts. June is now the founder and president of her own consulting company, June Haynes Luxury Retailing.

Entries by June Haynes

Retail Chatter #11

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 10:40 AM

Is Luxury Travel Your New "IT" Bag?

Now that January has come and gone, most luxury retailers have definitely moved way beyond their holiday windows, replaced the sale racks for full price merchandise and carefully reviewed their 2015 business. Depending on the product category, some retailers were luckier than others....

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Retail Chatter #10

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 7:43 AM

What does the luxury experience in the Caribbean feel like for today's consumer?

As a luxury leader, my mission of finding new ways to engage the customer and provide great experiences is always top of mind. This time I found myself trying to find it in the Caribbean.


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Retail Chatter #9

(1) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 1:36 PM

Luxury Acceleration in South and Latin America

It has been months since my last article. The absence was due in part to my preparation of a speaking engagement at the Luxury Lab conference last month in São Paulo, Brazil.

Needless to say I had to dig deep and buckle down...

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Retail Chatter #8

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 11:20 AM

What Happens to Luxury Brand Bottom Line When Your Athletic Wear Becomes Your Daywear?

From sneakers to leggings to hoodies to T-shirts and drop crotch pants, these are all items that have become staple pieces in most luxury brands collection, season after season. We've all seen this trend before, and...

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Retail Chatter #7

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 11:45 AM

The Business of Shoes and Bags

It doesn't take much to update an outfit from past seasons. Some women have said, "The power of a new pair of shoes or the bag of the season, does the trick every time." Based on reports from the Global Industry...

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Retail Chatter #6

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 1:46 PM

Millennial Rules in Luxury

The Majority love wearing hoodies, t-shirts and jeans as a staple, they will check out reviews online before making a purchase according to the Luxury Institute. They certainly have no problem paying premium price for luxury goods, as long as it's justified, but knowing how and...

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Retail Chatter #5

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 12:04 PM

The Power of the Return

With the New Year upon us and an entirely new collection season ahead of us, according to a report on sales in the New York Times, retailers relied on discounted sales in December to get their revenue and looked to further markdowns to help move...

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Retail Chatter #4

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 9:43 AM

'Tis the season, or not just yet?

Holiday window time is here and to think that some stores have already started the process of creating their 2014 windows is a feat. The anticipation has been building. Before the unveiling we wondered if this year's window would be as elaborate...

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Retail Chatter #3

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 9:52 AM

Customers want to know " What have you done for me lately?"

There is a new store that opens every minute of the hour, and if we want to think global, imagine just how many more are being opened every second of the day. Whether it is a food...

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Retail Chatter #2

(2) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 12:57 PM

In the past, one wouldn't think of buying a $10,000 designer gown online, but today brands have made it so easy and accessible. Sites such as Net-aPorter, Luisaviaroma and Neiman Marcus can make shopping pleasurable at any hour and at any given day. One can't help but to notice that...

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Retail Chatter

(13) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 2:04 PM

Last week, I attended a dinner party. As we all know, if no one remotely interesting ends up sitting on the left or right of you, it can end up being a long and boring night. Well, I got lucky because to the right of me was a real estate...

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What Money and Power Can't Buy

(2) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 10:18 PM

We get so caught up building our career, become so busy chasing success, that we neglect to take time to follow up with friends. We don't make it home in time to have dinner with our loved ones, we never say "thank you" to an employee for a job well...

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