NATALIE MASSENET LEAVES NET-A-PORTER
THE FOUNDER OF THE LUXE E-TAILER STEPS DOWN
In what most industry-observers predicted was only a question of time, Natalie Massenet has resigned as executive chairman of Net-a-porter Group, which she founded in 2000. NAP was recently sold to Yoox Group by parent company Compagnie Financière Richemont. According to WWD, the London-based American fashion guru was always against the merger of the two e-tailers as they are characterized by different visions in terms of customer service and editorial content. As for her future, the question is already floating in the fashion circles but reportedly Massanet is a rich woman having recently received 140 million pounds from Richemont.