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From Fantastic to Familiar, It’s All in Neiman’s Christmas Book

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At the Affirmation Arts gallery on West 37th Street Thursday morning, Jim Gold, president and chief merchandising officer of the Neiman Marcus Group, was fantasizing. The gallery was transformed into a theatrical representation of Neiman’s eight Christmas fantasy gifts, all wildly expensive and imaginative, and Gold was turning over in his mind which he would covet most, as a gift, naturally. Perhaps the fantasy tennis tour for $550,000 with a week each at Wimbledon, the U.S., French and Australian Opens with tennis champion Sloane Stephens, who will volley with you on the courts. Or possibly the Sugarfina extravaganza for $325,000 with a visit for four to the Sugarina factory in Genoa, Italy, with company founders Rosie O’Neill and Josh Resnick, three years of candy amounting to about 1 million pieces, and a candy bar installed in your home and stocked for anyone with a serious sweet tooth. “I do love candy. I think Sugarfina is a phenomenal brand,” Gold said. “But, you know, I’m a Pisces. I love the water.” So how about that $7.1 million, 74-foot, Serenity solar-powered yacht, with interiors inspired by Neiman’s fashion director Ken Downing. It’s Neiman’s most expensive holiday gift. Neiman’s $7.1 million solar-powered fantasy yacht.  For more than 60 years, Neiman

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Carbon38 Seeks International Growth

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Carbon38, an e-commerce destination for performance wear, wants a big international presence and has partnered with Flow, a company that enables cross-border commerce, to meet the objective. Flow’s e-commerce platform eases the logistics of cross-border e-commerce and “localizes” the shopping experience for consumers. The firm’s cross-border e-commerce platform is geared to alleviate the “pain points” retailers encounter with international e-commerce, such as integrating with shipping carriers and payment methods, and the frustrations customers have dealing with currency conversions and the often unexpected costs associated with tariffs, taxes and shipping, so the experience can be more like shopping with a domestic retailer or brand. Flow, founded in December 2016, has been steadily bringing on board global brands. The firm utilizes artificial intelligence and localization technology that will allow Carbon38’s customers to feel as if they are shopping with a local retailer, regardless of where they are in the world. Rob Keve, cofounder and chief executive officer of Flow, said Carbon38 has “a large and devoted following in both the fashion and fitness worlds.” Joseph Littlefield, vice president of operations for Carbon38, said Flow will create “a more seamless and customized approach across the globe from the United Kingdom to China and everywhere in between.” Carbon38

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