Inditex continued to go from strength to strength in the latest quarter and first nine months of its financial year as its omnichannel strategy and focus on stores in the best locations paid off for all brands.
Zara continues to be the group’s largest brand, while Stradivarius and Uterqüe are the fastest-growing formats. FashionNetwork.com takes an in depth look at brand performance and Inditex’s long-term vision.
Inditex is another of the big winners in global fashion retail and while its sales and profits increases may not always match analysts’ lofty expectations, it's a consistent performer as it continues to expand globally.
After the group’s online sales hit 3.2 billion euros in 2018, Inditex is preparing for the future with a new global store model that removes the barriers between brick-and-mortar retail and e-commerce.
Inditex's Pablo Isla has announced that the long-term goal is for Zara Home to be considered a section of Zara. The homeware brand will continue to operate standalone stores, with some products available in Zara.
The Spanish apparel retailer is exploring personalisation with a denim collection which will allow customers to add embroidered words. The service will be available online and in select stores from 27 March.
Massimo Dutti has relaunched its fragrance offer with a more premium look, underlining the Spanish group’s ambition to tap into this thriving market. All Inditex brands, except Uterqüe, now have their own fragrance.
Inditex sales may have risen only 2% in Q1 but it was still a record quarter and without currency exchange effects it would have powered ahead by 7% as both online and stores expansion again proved a winning formula.