The Columbia Business School Retail & Luxury Goods Club brings educational and networking events to its members

Throughout the school year, Retail and Luxury Goods Club invites speakers to share their views on how current trends are affecting the retail and luxury goods industry, as well as career advice and entrepreneurship experience. To give club members a more experiential view of the industry, we often pair these speaker events with guided tours of showrooms and design offices. 

Annual Events

RLG Conference:

RLG's annual conference is the culmination of each school year for the club.  Going into its twelfth year in 2018, the conference connects current students, alumni, and industry practitioners for a full day of networking, panels, and breakout sessions.

To learn more about this year's upcoming conference, please visit our Conference page.

RLG Fashion Show:

The CBS Fashion Show successfully completed its fourth year in Spring 2017.  The 5th Annual CBS Fashion Show is scheduled for February 22nd, 2018.

Weekly Events

Company Visits

Throughout the year, RLG members visit a wide spectrum of companies, both established and high-growth start-ups, including: Chanel, Cadillac, Bauble Bar, Hermès, West Elm, Salvatore Ferragamo, Rent the Runway, Coach, Rebecca Minkoff, Montblanc, Burberry, Etsy, Warby Parker, Rag & Bone, Bonobos, AYR, Alice+Olivia and Saks Fifth Avenue

Industry Panels

13th Annual Luxury Roundtable: “Luxury & Millennials" with Riccardo Pozzoli of The Blonde Salad, Jean-Marc Bellaiche of Tiffany & Co. and Fabio Leoncini of Mr&Mrs Italy.

The Executive Breakfast Series and Corporate Classroom

Alumni and Student Mixers

  • Summer events such as Christie's Art Collecting 101

  • Coffee for 4 (intimate discussion with a prominent CBS Alum and four current students)

  • Private shopping events at companies such as Club Monaco, Vince, Theory & Topshop

  • Monthly club social events (dinner and drinks)

Please contact Angelina and Nivedita if you're interested in speaking or hosting an event with us!