FashAddict is over-estatic to announce that we will be attending Business of Fashion’s Natalie Massenet talk this week, held at Net-a-Porter’s Westfield offices. Hosted by Imran Ahmed, founder and editor of BoF, the talk will allow the audience to ask Massenet questions about her life, career and her meteoric rise to success and wealth.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Massenet sold her stake in the online retail site for an estimated £350 million to the wiss luxury group, Richemont SA. Besides from the talk, we can’t wait for the amazing cityscape views from Net-a-Porter’s head offices.
See you soon Natalie!!
Photos: Drapers, BoF, Wiki Commons
Text: Osman Ahmed
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Tagged bof, imran ahmed, luxury, Natalie Massenet, Net-A-Porter, retail, richemont, Westfield
Fashion Pioneer Natalie Massenet the creator of Net-A-Porter sold her legacy to Swiss luxury brands group Richemont in a deal valued at £350 million.
The site started up because Natalie wanted to buy some Chloe jeans but couldn’t find a site that catered to her needs, so she does what every entrepreneur does and that is to do it yourself, the rest as they say is history and now she’s £50 million richer for it.
The glossy magazine layout of the website draws in 2 million customers every month and with prices ranging from £30 T-shirts to £5,000 clutch bags, I’ll have to settle for looking at the pretty pictures.