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Meet Jim Gold’s Newest Passion Project: Vuori

After more than three decades with Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, Jim Gold has developed an instinct for which brands will break out of an oversaturated apparel market. His latest discovery is Vuori.
Gold, who left the retailer in mid-March, has become an investor and board member in the California-based men’s activewear brand, joining Norwest Venture Partners which invested $45 million in the company in August and became a minority owner.
“Vuori is best positioned to break out and be a $1 billion brand,” Gold predicted over breakfast during a recent visit to New York. Current sales of the privately held company are believed to be around $50 million.
Gold said that after leaving Neiman’s, “I had plenty of time on my hands and I wanted a break from fashion.”
Since exiting Neiman’s, Gold had chosen to get involved with only one other company, Joor, a digital business-to-business wholesale marketplace. But his long history in merchandising is deep in his bones and after a friend gave him a pair of Vuori shorts, he was smitten. “I was surprised that I’d never heard of it,” he said.
Gold went online and started researching the company, and “the more I read, the more intrigued I became.” So

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