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Farfetch China opens flagship on JD

Farfetch China has opened a flagship store on JD, one of its strategic investors.

The move follows Farfetch China’s purchase of Toplife announced in February and gives the global luxury-fashion technology platform access to more than 300 million customers in Mainland China.

According to a statement, Farfetch now has a ‘Level 1’ entry point on the JD app, providing customers with instant access to more than 3000 brands via Farfetch’s network of more than 1000 luxury brand and boutique partners.

“The partnership builds on the existing successful relationship between Farfetch and JD, started in July 2017,” said Farfetch China MD Judy Liu.

Since then, the fashion platform has built its China presence by sharing JD’s logistics capabilities and its insights into the behaviour of Chinese luxury consumers.

“Brands crave ever-better access to the Chinese market, and we are thrilled to deliver this for them,” said Liu.

“This is an important expansion of our strategic partnership with JD, which strengthens the Farfetch China business as part of our truly global offering. Being able to offer the full suite of Farfetch’s technology and logistics platform to brands wanting to reach high-end Chinese consumers is a major competitive advantage as we seek to continue to grow market share in the rapidly expanding online luxury market.”

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