Category Fashion

Private Labels and More From Stitch Fix at Shoptalk 2017

Let’s talk about the world’s most famous questionaire startup. I’m kidding. (Maybe.) At the regular Shoptalk panel last week with Walmart Labs and Rent the Runway, Stitch Fix‘ ‘algorithm’ boss Eric Colson didn’t get to talk much about what they are up to at the moment. At the parallel Code Commerce conference -Recode to the […]

Stitch Fix’s New Men & Plus-Size Businesses Are Growing Fast

At Recode’s second installment of the Code Commerce Series -which took place in cooperation with Shoptalk in Las Vegas this week- Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake said that they had not hit $1 billion in revenue yet. More interesting though is how the new businesses are doing. Recode: Lake did provide some context on the […]

Showroomprivé grows to €540 Million (+22%) and Buys Beauteprivee

Showroomprivé published its FY2016 results (PDF): In 2016, the company grew by 22% to €540 million and projects to hit revenues in 2017 between €690 million und €720 million. „Showroomprivé has defined a new medium term roadmap and growth trajectory for 2020. The group targets to generate c. €1.1Bn in revenues by 2020.“ A lot […]

Farfetch Grows Gross Sales to $800m (+70%) And Gets Net-a-Porter Founder Natalie Massenet to Join

Good news at Farfetch. The company grew by 70% and managed to get Natalie Massenet on board. PR release: The Farfetch Group announces that Dame Natalie Massenet, Founder of the Net-A-Porter Group and Chairman of the British Fashion Council, will join the Board of Directors as non-executive Co-Chairman of Farfetch, partnering with José Neves, CEO, […]

Vipshop Grows By $1.9 Billion to $8.2 Billion in 2016

Vipshop, another growth company, grew by $1.9 billion to $8.2 billion in 2016: Total net revenue for the full year of 2016 increased by 40.8% to RMB56.59 billion (US$8.15 billion) over the prior year. The number of active customers for the full year of 2016 increased by 42% to 52.1 million. Total orders for the full year of 2016 […]

Vente-Privee, Farfetch and Others Represent Growing Danger to Yoox Net-A-Porter

The problem with mergers is this: They paralyze the newly combined, supposedly stronger company for years. A merger means that two companies become one company that will be busy with figuring out its new self for some time. Even more problematic is a merger that not just brings two different company cultures together but is […]

Yoox Net-a-Porter Group Grows to €1.87 Billion (+12.4%) in 2016

Yoox Net-a-Porter has grown revenues in 2016 by €205 million – to €1.87 billion. (+12.4%) Here are the preliminary results (PDF): Around 2.9 million customers shopped on average for €334 (excluding vat) at Yoox and Net-a-Porter. For more on Yoox Net-a-Porter, see also the company’s capital markets day from last year. More on this topic: […]