The luxury group is bolstering its digital resources, by taking direct control of its labels’ e-tail operations, until now managed by YNAP, and joining forces with Apple to improve the customer experience.
Buccellati, one of Italy’s last high-end independent jewelers, is actively seeking a buyer after its new Chinese owners pulled the plug on a 200-million-euro expansion plan, sources told FashionNetwork.com.
Luxury goods stocks have been hammered in recent weeks by concerns about weakening demand in China and a looming trade war with the US. But the real picture is much more mixed, the chairman of Alibaba said on Monday.
Luxury goods group Richemont struck a cautious note after reporting sales numbers hurt by moves to combat the grey market and efforts by the Chinese government to discourage consumers from spending overseas.
Richemont and China’s Alibaba Group have unveiled a global strategic partnership that will see the two star retail brands under the Yoox Net-A-Porter banner being taken directly to the all-important Chinese consumer.