News of the possible deal was first reported by Women’s Wear Daily, detailing that should the acquisition prove successful, will value Net-a-Porter lower than its existing valuation of £1.5 billion.
While no statement has been released by either party, this move certainly ties in with Amazon’s desire to become more involved in the high-end market.
It’s no secret that Amazon has been looking to make its foray into the luxury fashion sector for some time now, and the potential acquisition of Net-a-Porter, owned by Swiss company Compagnie Financière Richemont, would result in a new commitment to an area Amazon has yet to make a mark on.
In 2012, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos told the New York Times that the retailer was undertaking a “significant” investment in luxury brands.
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