Numlock Sunday: Kim Bhasin on Bleak Friday
By Walt Hickey
Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. Each week, I'll sit down with an author or a writer behind one of the stories covered in a previous weekday edition for a casual conversation about what they wrote.
This week, I spoke to Kim Bhasin, recurring Numlock guest who is the luxury reporter at Bloomberg. Last Friday, Kim braved the conditions on the ground to cover an incredibly unique Black Friday, one where retailers were actively hoping the normal crowds would stay home and shop some other time or online.
You can read his coverage of the day over at Bloomberg here.
We spoke about how Black Friday’s long since peaked, what happened this year in the retail and luxury space, and Kim’s favorite topic of 2020, the train wreck acquisition of Tiffany by luxury giant LVMH.
Kim can be found at Bloomberg News, in Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine, and Bloomberg TV. He’s on Twitter at @KimBhasin.
This interview has been condensed and edited.