WWD What to Watch: Fight Club: Fashion, Luxury E-commerce Sites Compete for Market Share.


YNAP, Farfetch, Matchesfashion and Mytheresa.com are raising the bar in online retail

“They are retailers, and do the same job as Harrods or Galeries Lafayette, but they are born online with a perfect understanding of digital tools. As pure players where the growth lies, they have a strong edge,” said Ludovic Grandchamp, partner at Savigny Partners, the boutique M&A firm based in London.

“As tech players, they indeed attract tech investors, but they also benefit from the interest of regular retail investors keen on joining the digital party. Nonetheless, it has become more challenging to raise money for e-commerce should a company not be among the top players of its category.”

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