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Matches Fashion

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London-based luxury fashion retailer

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Matches is one of the leading global luxury e-commerce platforms shipping to over 200 countries. Matches offers ready-to-wear, shoes, bags and accessories for womenswear, menswear and lifestyle products.

The business operates online and via three stores in London.

History[edit]

1987 – 2017[edit]

Tom Chapman and Ruth Chapman opened the first store in Wimbledon Village in 1987, and opened an online store in 2007.[1] In 2012, the Chapmans sold a £20,000,000 stake to venture capital firms to help build its online presence.[2] In 2017, the founders sold the business to private equity firm Apax for an estimated 400 million.[3]

2018 – 2021[edit]

Ajay Kavan stepped down as CEO of Matches Fashion in March 2021.[4] In September 2021, Paolo de Cesare became CEO of Matches Fashion.[5]

2022 – present[edit]

(12 Jul 2022) – Matches confirms Nick Beighton as its new CEO,[6] Following this Matches received £60m from Apax[7] to power it’s turnaround.

(03 Nov 2022) – Matches rebrands from Matchesfashion to Matches[8]

(13 Apr 2023) – At Matches 5 Carlos Place, London – the retailer’s townhouse which doubles as a physical store and events space – ‘The World of Loewe’ puts the anthurium flower at its centre with an immersive installation.[9]

(17 Jul 2023) – Matches held a series of private shopping events[10] showcasing its exclusive vacation capsules, with items that run the gamut from summer evening gowns from Giambattista Valli and beach cover-ups from Missoni to crochet Gucci accessories.

(9 Aug 2023) – Matches partnered with Sellier Knightsbridge to sell vintage bags.[11]

(17 Sep 2023) – Vogue100 Hosted An Intimate Breakfast At Matches’s Townhouse During London Fashion Week[12]

(12 Nov 2023) – In the same year Matches Saw Slight Revenue Drop[13] but said it has grown its customer base in its UK and US markets and has “improved underlying profitability.”

Distribution[edit]

There is one “logistic centre” in the UK. Matches also maintains studios to produce pictures of the merchandise with photographers in the UK.

See also[edit]

  • Burberry
  • Farfetch
  • YOOX Net-a-Porter Group
  • Mytheresa

References[edit]

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  • ^ “Husband and wife bank £400m from sale of Matchesfashion.com”. the Guardian. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  • ^ Conti, Samantha (1 March 2021). “Ajay Kavan Steps Down as Matchesfashion CEO After One Year”. WWD. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  • ^ Socha, Samantha Conti, Miles; Conti, Samantha; Socha, Miles (20 September 2021). “Matchesfashion Picks Paolo de Cesare as CEO”. WWD. Retrieved 27 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • ^ UK, FashionNetwork com. “Matchesfashion confirms Nick Beighton as its new CEO”. FashionNetwork.com. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  • ^ “MATCHESFASHION | Apax Partners”. www.apax.com. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  • ^ UK, FashionNetwork com. “Matchesfashion confirms Nick Beighton as its new CEO”. FashionNetwork.com. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  • ^ published, Jack Moss (13 April 2023). “In bloom: a flower-filled Loewe café has popped up at Matchesfashion”. wallpaper.com. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  • ^ Lockwood, Lisa (17 July 2023). “Matches Heading Out to the Hamptons for Series of Activations”. WWD. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  • ^ Adegeest, Don-Alvin (9 August 2023). “Matches partners with Sellier Knightsbridge to sell vintage bags”. FashionUnited. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  • ^ “Vogue100 Hosted An Intimate Breakfast At Matches’s Townhouse During London Fashion Week”. British Vogue. 18 September 2023. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  • ^ “Matchesfashion Saw Slight Revenue Drop in 2022”. The Business of Fashion. 1 November 2023. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  • External links[edit]

    • Official website

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