Selfridges and D&G go their separate waysTuesday, 07 September 2010
Department store chain Selfridges will cease stocking Dolce
& Gabbana or D&G products after reportedly having a “falling out” with the high end Italian designer.
The retailer and the designer allegedly parted on acrimonious terms after Selfridges proposed a change to the lines' in-store positions, according to fashion magazine Drapers.
It is still unclear who walked away from the partnership first and neither party would disclose details of the alleged split but Selfridges did say in a statement that it had wanted to refresh its brand portfolio.
Selfridges, acquired by Canadian entrepreneur Galen Weston in 2003 for a reported sum of £598 million, recently fought off competition from New York's Bloomingdales and Lane Crawford in Hong Kong to be named the world's best department store.
Dolce & Gabbana, founded by design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in 1985, is best known for its usually black in colour and geometric in shape designs.