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Sep 12, 2016 8:44 EST

ITALIST – The first online marketplace for Italian fashion: We list products that are held in-store by boutiques like Gucci, Valentino, Ferragamo, Dior, Saint Laurent. Items we sell are on average 30% cheaper than any other competitor

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 12, 2016

ITALIST

The first online marketplace for Italian fashion

WHAT WE DO

Italist is the first online marketplace for the $21 billion Italian personal luxury goods market. We list products that are held in-store by boutiques like Gucci, Valentino, Ferragamo, Dior, Saint Laurent. Items we sell are on average 30% cheaper than any other competitor due to the peculiar structure of Italian retail market (no importers, no distributors,…) and some of them can’t be found anywhere else online, and we have the broadest selection of Italian luxury items on the internet.

OUR AMBITION

We plan to be the online destination for luxury shopping. Luxury brands and retailers partner with Italist because we make it so easy to sell the newest collections to customers all over the world. Italist shoppers love us because we provide them access to the latest luxury selections at a lower price, including items rarely available outside Italy. Our model is the future of ecommerce: huge selection without carrying any inventory. Think Etsy for the luxury market, with the most famous brands.

WHY I LIKE ITALIST

They’ve used the year since they last raised on Wefunder to grow revenue 4x and hire a stellar team, with ex Googlers joining as the VP of Technology and Director of Development. The team has generations deep experience in personal luxury, and the founders grew their last business from nothing to tens of millions in revenue, finally selling the company for $80M in 2008. By listing the latest collections of luxury brands, generally at the lowest price online, they attract luxury consumers around the world, and the fact that they’ve done this by implementing a proprietary system to onboard boutiques means that it will be hard for competitors to replicate. They also understand that buyingREAD MORE
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THE BUZZ ABOUT ITALIST
Despite the brand recognition of Italian luxury fashion brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Valentino, there is no online aggregation of exclusively Italian luxury fashion. 500 Startups-backed Italist is trying to change that.

TechCrunch

Jordan Crook
Racked purchased a Gucci belt offered on Italist Selection to see if we could learn more. After an easy online ordering process, the belt arrived in less than a week, in a Gucci dust bag, and in great condition.

Racked Magazine

Stephie Grob Plante
 

HOW IT WORKS

Italist leverages the $9B Italian luxury multi brands store offering, the biggest in the world for value, to customers in 85 countries, with a proprietary integration to its online platform. Italist manages inventory updates, lists items online, implements marketing and customer acquisition tools,and subsequent fulfillment and delivery to customers all over the world.
 

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Exclusive and Huge Offering

Italist selects the best Luxury Boutiques in Italy to guarantee the best and widest offering , also leveraging its industry expert team.

 

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Logistics Management

Italist manages products updates, pricing updates and logistics, including shipping, through proprietary technological integration with the luxury boutiques.

 

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Marketing

Italist manages the online store and marketing. We provide editorial content, photos, and implementing customer acquisition tools.

 

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Enhanced Retail Experience

Italist provides 24/7 customer care and exclusive editorial content.

 

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Order Fulfillment

Italist manages the Provisioning, the Billing and the Order support through proprietary tech platform.

SHOP ITALIAN LUXURY FROM ANYWHERE

We’ve partnered with over 115 of the most recognized and beautiful stores in Italy to source the best selling fashion brands in the world.
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SELECTED SLIDES

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MEET THE FOUNDERS

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Raffaele Giovine

Chairman
Founded Zero9 (business in 12 countries) which sold for $80M and two other successful startups. Worked at Bain & Company and Diamond Cluster after earning his degree at Bocconi.
 
 
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Diego Abba

CEO
Formerly CEO of Sleepy Giant, negotiated sale of Zero9 for $80M, VP of Finance for Activision Blizzard, Principal at Bain, Finance Group Manager at P&G. Speaks four languages. MBA from Cornell.
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