The founder of Aboudabibazar, a small chain of independent luxury boutiques in Paris, Patrick Aboukrat, has issued a hard-hitting critique of the fashion retail sector. He said many mainstream brands had abandoned the concept of ‘Made in France’ to go in search of higher margins.
This has meant producing clothes and accessories in ever-larger volumes and inundating the streets of cities with fast fashion shops that “all look the same”.
He said this approach had distorted the role of shop owners, whose main aim is to delight the public by “welcoming people into an original environment with a personalised selection of products”.
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