Katia Kachan

In 2018, the Luxury Closest (TLC), an e-commerce marketplace for pre-owned luxury goods based in Dubai, receives Series C investment from two venture capital firms, Middle East Venture Partners and Wamda Capital. CEO Kunal Kapoor needs to evaluate three distinct paths for the company’s expansion over the coming 18 months.

Published 31 May 2019

Reference 6505

Topic Entrepreneurship

Industry Venture Capital Luxury Goods and Jewelry E-Commerce

Region Middle-East

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The case discusses the globalization of fashion and the trajectory of Fashion Forward Dubai. Since its inception in 2013, FFWD had striven to offer an alternative to traditional fashion weeks by showcasing collections of local designers to fashion buyers, journalists and customers on the catwalk and on internet. Over 15,000 attendees came to the show and more than 100,000 followed it online.

Published 27 Jun 2018

Reference 6395

Topic Strategy

Industry Apparel and Fashion

Region Middle-East

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The case discusses the globalization of fashion and the trajectory of Fashion Forward Dubai. Since its inception in 2013, FFWD had striven to offer an alternative to traditional fashion weeks by showcasing collections of local designers to fashion buyers, journalists and customers on the catwalk and on internet. Over 15,000 attendees came to the show and more than 100,000 followed it online.

Published 27 Jun 2018

Reference 6395

Topic Strategy

Industry Apparel and Fashion

Region Middle-East

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