Men’s Lifestyle Retailer, Need, Partners with Private Jet Service, Rise

Dallas-based lifestyle retailer, Need, just announced its partnership with Rise, the fly-all-you-want air travel membership service, and recent Dallas New Tech presenter.

Matt Alexander, Need’s founder and CEO, launched the company just a year ago, and, in that year, Need has become known around the world. “From its co-sponsorship of New York Men’s Day (NYMD) as part of New York Fashion Week with Cadillac to its sold out monthly collections, Need has cultivated a unique story in its early moments,” reports the public release.

Now, Need is partnering with Dallas-based private air travel membership company, Rise, to further enhance the membership experience. Need will be providing co-branded travel accessories and other curated items for Rise members.

“We are delighted to be working with Rise. Not only do we share a similar commitment to serving the needs of today’s modern, discerning – and time-strapped – travelers, but we appreciate — and hope to take advantage of — the innovation and convenience Rise is bringing to the marketplace,” noted Matt Alexander.

Rise, the fly-all-you-want scheduled air travel membership club, is launching with routes to and from Dallas, Houston, Austin, and Midland, with anticipated expansion routes in 2015.

“Partnering with Need gives us more ways we can provide our members with a better travel experience,” said Nick Kennedy, Founder and CEO of Rise. “Their carefully selected items such as a specialty travel kit, a distinctive bag, and unique publications are just a few of the items the Need team has in mind for our members.”

You can read the full press release here.

Rachel Winstead

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