Yoox Looking at Acquisitions to Boost Online Business, CEO Says

Federico Marchetti | Photo: Daria Birang

MILAN, Italy — Yoox SpA Chief Executive Officer Federico Marchetti said the online fashion retailer is looking at acquisitions to bolster its business, though it isn’t in talks currently to buy Cie. Financiere Richemont SA’s Net-a-Porter.

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Amidst a Profusion of Fashion E-Commerce Models, What’s Working?

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In recent years, we’ve seen a veritable renaissance in online fashion retail, with venture money pouring into fashion e-commerce companies with a wide range of models. In the first of a series of articles on the current state of fashion e-commerce, sponsored by e-commerce software and platform solutions company Magento, BoF examines some of the models getting the most traction.

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Fantasy island, LVMH and Fabindia, High expectations, HBS fashion tech boom, Celebrity designers

Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2012 | Source: NY Times

A Magical Pilgrim’s Path (IHT) “In the sensible world of New York fashion, Marc Jacobs stands alone on fantasy island. And this season, he played his role as agent provocateur and psychoanalyst of style to the ultimate degree.” LVMH’s PE arm buys 8 pct of Fabindia (Reuters) “L Capital, the private equity arm of LVMH, the world’s biggest luxury goods group, has bought the 8 percent stake held by

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Global Briefing | Cracking E-Commerce in China

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We continue this week’s focus on e-commerce by turning our attention on how to succeed in the rapidly expanding e-commerce market in China.  BEIJING, China — According to a recent report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), China is set to become the world’s next e-commerce superpower, surpassing the United States to become the largest online commerce market in the world, with an estimated market size of $300 billion. In

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The man behind Yoox, Katie Grand’s pyramid, Designer of the moment, China fashion week, ALT’s exhibition

Federico Marchetti | Source: econsultancy

Net prophet (AFR) “In 2000, Federico Marchetti, who was born in a small town below Venice on Italy’s Adriatic coast… Launched an innovative e-commerce business that has made him an industry titan. The planning that led up to the launch and what has happened since surely distinguish Marchetti as the ultimate ‘zagger’.” The Beating Heart of Fashion (WSJ) “Even if you don’t follow

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CEO Talk | Federico Marchetti, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, YOOX Group

Federico Marchetti, Founder & CEO of YOOX Group, courtesy of Luca Cottinelli

MILAN, Italy — Federico Marchetti is one of fashion’s online pioneers. In 2000, when Marchetti established Yoox.com, online fashion retail was still in its infancy. in 2008, the Yoox Group, which includes the original YOOX site, as well as white-label sites for 18 fashion brands, including Emporio Armani, Marni and Pucci, and thecorner.com, shipped more than 1.7 million products to over 53 countries around the world, with

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