The power of being yourself in retail, luxury and fashion w/ Lori & Louise Powell

The power of being yourself in retail, luxury and fashion w/ Lori & Louise Powell


“A lot of times, even when I was in the corporate world, we’d get people reaching out about opportunities, but they didn’t necessarily know how to build personal connections or relationships…

…We know how to connect with people based on what’s interesting to them, not just, what’s interesting to us…”

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Who are the LVL London ladies?

The three sisters from Derbyshire each pursued their own career paths in luxury retail and fashion, but they have finally found success in working together.

These Powell sisters always had an entrepreneurial spirit.

When they were younger, they would make trips to shopping malls and fashion shows and it was clear from a young age that they had a passion for fashion.

After high school, they went their separate ways for a while.

Louise found herself in London, working her way up to a key role in Harrods.

Lori soon followed her sister and joined her at the luxury retail giant.

And after working in various high-end fashion houses, the sisters decided to team up and start their own luxury retail consultancy, LVL London.

The company provides training and leadership development programs for luxury retail brands.

Leadership in luxury retail

In this episode, Lori and Louise share with Sope just how important good leadership is to them as individuals, as well as in their roles.

They share stories of hirings, firings, and mentorings.

And all within the focus of applying good leadership to ensure smooth and empathic results.

There’s also a lot of discussion around faith, and why that’s so incredibly important to Louise.

And if you’re someone who does business on a scooter… well this episode might just offer you a bit of much needed validation.

Listen in to hear some incredible insights and leadership lessons from the luxury retail world with LVL London.

Brands and people mentioned in this episode

– Harrods
– Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen’s The Row
– Victoria Beckham
– House of Fraser
– French Connection
– Miss Sixty

How to contact Lori and Louise from LVL London

– Follow them on Instagram
– Lori Powell on LinkedIn
– Louise Powell on LinkedIn

Key leadership learning moments

01m35s – Childhood
07m10s – The move to London
10m10s – Their insatiable drive – Sope wonders if they ever held back

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