Posted on 26 April 2013

The Times Rich List is probably the most desired list of the year. As a fashion student my biggest interest goes to top fashion millionaires in United Kingdom list. Surprisingly or not the number one is uncle and nephew created brand - Primark with 6,6 billion pounds. Galen and George Westons proofed that fast fashion retail business, where pair of ballerinas cost around 3 quid, has customers readiness to buy two of same pair even if they don't need them. But I'm here to talk about other subject which come into my notice - internet retailing. According to The Times Rich List Nick Robertson with his fashion retail ASOS.COM rocked by 28% in the three months to the end of February. Roberson, 45, founded the London-based operation and not he has a 256 million pounds stake and other assets. The interesting bit is that on year 2012 his online empire earn just 155 million, when after one year the income increase by 123 million pounds. To put this is amount of money in perspective you could buy bizzillion Primark dresses! 

ASOS, on number 18 in fashion rich list, not only had a amazing success in the past year but they also collaborate with well-known fashion brands like 7 For All Mankind, Chloe, Love Moschino, Michael Kors, Vivienne Westwood and many many more. What is exciting about this internet retail website is the amount of people who are willing to buy and sell their clothiers in here. YES, SELL! ASOS has created a platform called Marketplace (makes sense) where anyone, anywhere in the world, can sell fashion, to anyone, anywhere in the world. ASOS simply take 10% commission when the item sells at the price you set. So, if your's selling skirt cost 10 pounds the Marketplace commission for you will be only one quid. Moreover, ASOS has place for small fashion business or brands to show off as well called Boutique, obviously commission goes slightly high (20 per month and there is 20% commission payable on every sale). Still, ASOS has increased and helped so much for young fashion designers and brands beginners to be successful in their first steps. This idea is useful for all of three parts: customers buy eutectic, limited edition fashion pieces, Boutique increase income and sell to their audience. ASOS probably wins the most - they get more clicks on the website every time someone enters Marketplace, the Boutique owner monthly fee and also respect from both earlier mention parts - customers and small business owners. 
ASOS generally shows for all of us how customer are getting more and more interested in online retailing. Young people are looking for something more unique, something that makes them stand out, something that will be noticed and unreachable for other, not in terms of money but in terms of not knowing where to find certain items. So ATTENTION FASHION VICTIMS! I'm awarding you all with list of great and not that great online fashion shops. Grab it before it's gone forever. 

http://www.dress-for-less.co.uk I love the style of this website. Has great priced items.

http://www.yoox.com/  - Expensive but worth it.

http://www.desireclothing.co.uk - Lovely style of items in this online shop.

http://www.boohoo.com/ - I think majority of fashion victims will  know this website. 

http://www.yoursclothing.co.uk/ - Great shop for 14-32 size fashion babes.

http://www.ipanemaflipflops.co.uk/  - I haven't seen sooooo many flip flops in one place.

www.boden.co.uk  - What I like about it is the range of dresses they have at the moment. 

I bet there is so much more great online retail websites. Comment below if you know some amazing one!


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