Marigay McKee works collaboratively with clients and partner brands to develop marketing, brand positioning, brand extension, market entry and merchandising strategies that lead to lasting competitive advantage and shareholder value for her clients. Marigay is also active with early stage real estate development projects on their retail strategy.
She supports niche beauty and fashion labels and works closely with developing startups, in addition to working with established brands. Her clients are global and include leading luxury brands and retailers in Europe, the United States, South America, the Middle East and Asia. Some of her most recent work involves content development for both broadcast and publishing ventures. She works alongside established U.S. brands wanting to expand internationally and advises on entry strategies for international brands seeking to access the U.S. market. Marigay’s clients include accessory, shoe, apparel, beauty brands and real estate development companies.
Before founding MM Luxe Consulting, Marigay enjoyed a twenty year career in luxury retailing, beginning as an executive at Estee Lauder Europe, after years as a teacher. She eventually moved to the pinnacle of London’s retail world when she joined Harrods as a Senior Beauty Buyer and over a fifteen year period at the helm of buying and product strategy, advanced to become the store's Chief Merchant. As a result of her leadership, Harrods attracted a greater share of high-end luxury clients to the store through the implementation of her strategic vision and direction on exclusivity. Marigay subsequently moved across the Atlantic to be President of Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, where she evolved a new vision for the iconic brand’s luxury and positioning platform, new branding and packaging development and a luxe launch platform for new brands. She is also an advisor to several emerging fashion brands in the United Kingdom and the United States, mentoring young talent and young entrepreneurs.
Marigay is a graduate of Middlesex University where she completed her degree in humanities (history and modern languages). She is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian, making her a valued partner for global brands. She also served as a luxury advisor to the Financial Times, is a “GREAT” Ambassador for the UK trade initiative overseas and is an ongoing collaborator with the British Fashion Council mentoring young designers to boost trade from Britain. Marigay is a regular speaker at global conferences on luxury and retail and her opinion is sought by many. She now resides in New York with her family, yet feels at home throughout the world.