net-a-porter acquired

April 6, 2010 • 4 comments • 720 views

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Lanvin £4480

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Donna Karan £1545

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One Vintage £9460

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Valentino £1578.59

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Judith Leiber £5180

Some heavenly things I found on net-a-porter which have hell as price tags. I don’t know how anyone can justify buying such extravagant pieces. For me, personally, even if I had the money, I wouldn’t pay thousands of dollars for a dress I’d wear once

(well…that’s my thought RIGHT NOW….I had a really long day….ask me again later).

I did that once; bought a Matthew Williamson dress for my birthday. I shall not reveal the price because my dad reads my blog *laughs nervously*. I adore these designers’ creations but buying that MW dress was one of the stupidest things I had done as a 21-year-old (at that time).

Firstly, I should have realised that I wasn’t earning any income, and I didn’t deserve to be wearing that at that age.

Secondly, no one even knew it was Matthew Williamson.

Thirdly, I didn’t even look that great in it.

And fourthly, I ONLY WORE IT ONCE.

See?

I wouldn’t mind splurging on handbags, but on dresses that can only be worn once? Maybe not.

I always said in uni that I will buy all the Valentinos and Herve Legers in the world once I start working.

Now that I am earning and I have my own money, it’s ironic that I think it would be too painful to part with my hard-earned income for a dress. You really start becoming stingy with your own money, but surprisingly very generous when holding daddy’s credit card.

But apparently I’m the only one in the world who thinks so because net-a-porter designer dresses sell like hot cakes! You can’t even finish singing the Justin Beiber song before the dresses get sold out as soon as they are published. Especially dresses by Victoria Beckham and Marchesa, and accessories by Lanvin.

Even the founder of net-a-porter, Natalie Massenet said that there seems to be no ceiling to what people will spend online!

Net-a-porter is doing sooo well that Richemont (portfolio includes Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Montblanc) has acquired it for a cool £350 million. That’s right, I read Financial Edge….I just like to act dumb *ahem*

10 years ago, she started with £800,000 which she amazingly raised from friends and family. Such nice friends and family she has!!

*shooting my friends and family nasty looks*

And now, the revenue for 2009 was £120 million. That’s A LOT of clothes, shoes and handbags. We women are really easy, it’s embarrassing.

Net-a-porter has 3.3. million unique users from 170 countries A MONTH! That’s an average of 110,000 visitors a day!!

I shall be the 110,001.

Ooooh Loubies.

OK BYE.