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Konfekt Korner

Retail forays with Mytheresa, Mud Australia and DJ Sofia Kourtesis

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30 November 2023

Episode 34

53 minutes

This month we want to aid and inspire your festive retail forays, whether that’s through the fine porcelains of Sydney-based brand Mud Australia or a new album by Peruvian artist, Sofia Kourtesis. We also check in with online-retail giant Mytheresa to find out what makes customers tick at this time of year and delve into the history of the most festive evergreen: mistletoe. 

30 November 2023

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Isabel May from Mytheresa

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The hype of this season is not exclusive to bricks and mortar. For many, the best way to tick items off their Christmas shopping list is by going online. That’s where global luxury e-commerce platform MyTheresa comes in, which was founded as a boutique in 1987 in Munich. Isabel May, Mytheresa’s chief customer experience officer, tells us how the digital retailer engages with customers emotionally.

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Artist and DJ Sofia Kourtesis

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We sit down with Peruvian artist and DJ Sofia Kourtesis to talk about her newly released debut album ‘Madres’. Laced into the sophisticated beats, euphoric synths and field recordings that shape the 10-track work is the message of what it means to fight for love and win.

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 Artist and DJ Sofia Kourtesis

Chapter 3

10 minutes


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Porcelain from Mud Australia

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Mud Australia is a ceramics brand of international acclaim. Since 2007 it has opened 10 of its shops in the UK, US and Australia. Beautiful bowls, elegant teapots and porcelain lamps line the shop walls. We meet the brain behind the brand, founder Shelley Simpson.

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Porcelain from Mud Australia

Chapter 4

6 minutes


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A festive evergreen: mistletoe

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There’s more to mistletoe than meets the eye, from its use in ancient Druidic fertility rituals to its role in more recent Christmas traditions. But as writer Jenny Linford explains, research will establish whether it might have measurable potential in modern healthcare.

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