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Can online fashion and luxury retail ever be profitable?

By Astrid Wendlandt
On Monday, the European Commission is expected to give its official approval for Cartier owner and Swiss luxury conglomerate Richemont to sell a 47.5 percent stake in Yoox-Net-A-Porter to Farfetch and a 3.2 percent holding in the online fashion retailer to Dubai real estate entrepreneur Mohamed Ali Alabbar. The regulatory clearance will throw the spotlight yet again on Farfetch’s frail financial state and put pressure on Richemont to clarify its position vis-à-vis the British company, as Miss Tweed reported last week. As part of the complex deal, Farfetch is to become the main provider of e-commerce technology for all of Richemont’s brands including Cartier jewelry, Chloé fashion and IWC watches and sell their products on its online marketplace.

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