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. In the latter part of 2015 and in 2016, we will be focusing on the latest topics such as retail entrepreneurship across all retail sub-industries (e.g., automotive, hospitality, wine&spirits) and more.


  • RLG Conference:

RLG's annual conference is the culmination of each school year for the club.  Going into its eleventh year in 2017, 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.  


  • 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, Hermes, West Elm, Salvatore Ferragamo, Rent the Runway, Coach, Burberry, Etsy, Warby Parker, Rag & Bone, Bonobos and AYR, Alice+Olivia and Saks Fifth Avenue

  • Industry Panels

Luxury Roundtable: “Venturing into Luxury: The Trials and Tribulations of Luxury Start-Ups" with The Row, Ernest Alexander, Kara Ross NY, and Brandon Sun.

 The Executive Breakfast Series and Corporate Classroom

  • Alumni and Student Mixers:

Summer events such as Christie's Art Collecting 101

Dinner for 8 (with a prominent CBS Alum and eight current students)

Private Shopping Tours at companies such as Club Monaco, Vince and SUNO

Monthly club social events (dinner and drinks)


Please contact Anastasia Nairne and Michelle Persad if you're interested in speaking or hosting an event with us!