One of the abiding mysteries in luxury is the far greater ability of Paris brands to outperform their venerable, respected and often very classy London rivals. Dunhill may be about to become a significant exception.
Net-a-Porter has linked up with Gucci for a six-week kidswear pop-up featuring mini-me looks from the Alessandro Michele-helmed label as the global designer kidswear category continues to grow strongly.
The British e-commerce platform has announced 14 new capsule collections, made in collaboration with French brands marking the European nation's way of life, as part of a new event 'Vive la France', which starts June 20.
The growing importance of ‘hard luxury’ was further illustrated on Thursday as Yoox-Net-A-Porter’s high-end menswear arm Mr Porter announced the launch of its new watches offer combining commerce with content.
Q1 wasn't an undiluted triumph for Yoox Net-A-Porter as the off-price business proved a little slow. But full-price Net-A-Porter and designer e-stores powered ahead, even though exchange rates had a negative effect.