Why share your precious Soho retail space with other brands? Maiyet’s leadership explains.
If you walked into the Maiyet shop in Soho a year ago, you might’ve enjoyed running your hands over racks full of well-tailored coats or buttery leather bags from the ethical luxury brand. Enter the recently renovated space today and the experience is very much the same, save for one thing: the designer pieces in the space no longer all bear the same logo.
As of this week, Maiyet’s storefront is now functioning as the “Maiyet Collective,” an ethical concept shop stocking brands curated by the Maiyet team, with the label’s own pieces serving as the cornerstones.
“We had this feeling that the organizing principle of ethical fashion combined community and collaboration, and there is something magical about that,” Maiyet Founder and CEO Paul van Zyl told Fashionista over the phone. “It hasn’t been so much a conscious decision as a continuation of a trend that we think is happening, which is that brands do well when they collaborate and people look for community.”
It was a lesson the brand learned over and over through its pop-up concept shop in London last year, which featured a range of labels and food experiences curated by Maiyet, all in a conveniently located spot near Savile Row and Condé Nast’s UK headquarters.
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