Private label is becoming increasingly important to high-end retail and Matchesfashion is putting a push behind its Raey brand. Its first pop-up outside of the UK has opened at Roll & Hill on Mercer Street in New York.
The Italian footwear designer has licensed the production and worldwide distribution of his eponymous label to OLG, the Milanese subsidiary of Japanese group Onward Holdings, in order to concentrate on design work.
Expect a somewhat confusing scene in London Fashion Week this season, with a multitude of art installations, pop-ups and events open to the public –though much of that will represent a very welcome change.
The Outnet is one of fashion’s most successful e-tailers, and a key division within Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP), the fashion industry’s online store leader. We met its MD, Emma Mortimer, to hear her latest plans.
Online search and merchandising specialist Attraqt has announced it reached a conditional agreement with a view to buying French company Early Birds, specialised in omni-channel customer experience personalisation.