Metropolis Stylish Collective, a worldwide omni-channel retail group specialising in plus-size girls’s attire, footwear and equipment, has confirmed that it’s going to proceed to function Evans as an online-only model, follows its acquisition from Arcadia.
Evans will be part of a worldwide portfolio of plus-size manufacturers together with Metropolis Stylish, a youth-oriented model in Australia and New Zealand, US-based Avenue that targets value-conscious girls, and Hips and Curves, an internet intimates model.
“Our imaginative and prescient has all the time been to guide a world of curves,” stated Phil Ryan, chief govt of Metropolis Stylish Collective in a press release. “From trendy vogue to informal attire, intimates and footwear, designing vogue for the curvy girl that matches and flatters, is all we do.”
The Evans model will proceed to function as an online-only model after Metropolis Stylish Collective acquired the Evans model and mental property, buyer base and stock, however not its retailer community.
Metropolis Stylish Collective states that The Arcadia Group, presently in administration, could be closing the “few remaining Evans shops within the UK sooner or later”.
Evans acquired by plus-size specialists Metropolis Stylish Collective
Ryan, who has over 15 years historical past within the plus measurement girls’s market, added: “I need to guarantee you that though occasions could also be difficult, there may be one factor that can by no means change, and that’s that the Evans model you’ve gotten all the time recognized and liked will proceed to be right here for you.
“Evans is the proper addition to the Metropolis Stylish Collective, household, I’ve been following Evans for a very long time, partnering with them to promote Metropolis Stylish for the final 5 years.”
“I’m in awe of the heritage model that’s Evans. It’s the UK’s main specialty attire model serving curvy girls who need easy type. High quality, consolation, worth, and most significantly, match, are hallmarks we’ll preserve with Evans,” added Ryan.
Metropolis Stylish Collective, listed on the Australian Inventory Alternate, operates Australia’s main plus-size vogue retailer Metropolis Stylish which has a community of 96 shops throughout Australia and New Zealand, in addition to a profitable e-commerce channel. It additionally has market and wholesale partnerships with main US retailers akin to Macy’s and Nordstrom and European and UK companions together with Asos and Zalando.
Final yr, the group purchased the e-commerce belongings of US-based Avenue to develop its vogue providing, as a part of its strategic goal of rising via international buyer acquisition.
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