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Founder Debora LaBudde On How MEMO Navigates Luxury Shopping During A Pandemic

September 1st, 2020 | by Anne Sheehan|

Forbes contributor Morgan Hines‘ interviews MEMO Founder & CEO Deb LaBudde on how the company’s home try-on service has thrived during the pandemic. 

“…we’ve realized that our home try-on service is much more than a nice-to-have service and a fun way to shop for consumers…”

The shopping experience is a little different in most boutiques and department stores this summer as customers don masks and socially distance to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

But Debora LaBudde, founder of MEMO, a fine jewelry company that curates designer pieces, gives customers a different option for pandemic purchasing: Home try on.

The company brings the jewelry counter to the client, creating a contact-free, luxury shopping experience.

“MEMO’s home try-on service allows clients to order one or more pieces to experience at home for three days, after which they may either confirm the purchase or return their pieces,” LaBudde explained. “There is no charge for the service, and insured shipping and returns are included.”

The sales tactic has been in practice for three and a half years since MEMO’s launch. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has proven to be especially successful, according to LaBudde.

“As a result of this year’s pandemic, our efforts have only accelerated, and…

Read the full story at Forbes