As the industry consolidates further, the online luxury platform will invest up to $200 million in the American department store group, powering its tech in the hopes of gaining a stronger grip on the US market.
On the heels of its first profitable year, the luxury platform is continuing on with a multi-pronged strategy to gain more market share, from a potential YNAP deal to a hundred-million-plus opportunity with Reebok.
During a blockbuster year for online sales, Farfetch surged ahead of rivals to position itself at the front of luxury’s e-commerce race. Can it spin the current momentum into sustainable — and profitable — growth and become the unrivalled platform for luxury fashion online?
This week, Ssense said it laid off 138 workers, and MatchesFashion received a $73 million cash injection from its shareholder. From more niche players to giants like Farfetch, the pressure remains high for luxury e-tailers.