The leading global platform for the luxury fashion industry, announces the launch of Beauty across FARFETCH companies, Browns, Farfetch.com and Off-White™. This follows the acquisition of luxury beauty retailer, Violet Grey earlier this year which brings industry expertise as well as a curated selection to be offered on Farfetch.com, and expands the beauty curator’s reach to extend to FARFETCH’s global customer base.
Farfetch.com, Browns and Off-White™ will launch Beauty simultaneously with their own unique propositions. The launch of Beauty on Farfetch.com will enable FARFETCH to offer its informed and engaged customers a curated selection of the industry’s most sought-after products, bringing together iconic global brands and indie brands to transform the beauty retail experience, creating an environment that offers beauty beyond boundaries.
FARFETCH’s expansion into Beauty provides an opportunity to target the growing global Luxury Beauty market, estimated to be almost $USD 69 billion and the second largest category within the global Personal Luxury market, after Leather Goods, and ahead of Apparel1.
Together with Violet Grey, Browns and Off-White™, Farfetch.com will provide a curated edit of the best luxury beauty products to serve customers across ages, races, cultures, and genders in an ‘Only on FARFETCH’ way.
As a Marketplace, FARFETCH is uniquely positioned to be able to offer multiple points of view and voices in this important category led by the FARFETCH Beauty Global Collective, featuring Founder of Violet Grey, Cassandra Grey, Erin Parsons, Isamaya Ffrench, Jawara, Mia Kong, Dr. Michelle Henry, Michelle Wong, Nico Hiraga, and Violet Chachki. Through a dynamic community-led approach, FARFETCH Beauty offers customers an immersive crossover between fashion and beauty, leveraging the platform’s innovation capabilities to offer exciting features for customers such as virtual try-on for the makeup category.
I have over 10 years of experience in the retail industry including expertise in marketing, operations, merchandising, buying, shopping and technology. I am a former senior managing director of The School of Retailing, University of Alberta. My education includes a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from The University of Alberta in Marketing, Certificate in Real Estate and a Diploma in Fashion Merchandising and Buying from LasSalle College, a Canadian private school founded in 1959 by fashion designer Jean-Paul Morin.