Cityblis Launches "Direct From the Designer" Fashion Platform
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:40:07
Cityblis.com has launched a new social fashion platform, backed by government bodies both in Europe and the US. The Cityblis community has been developed to enable designers around the world to reach out to new markets while giving fashion savvy consumers the opportunity to buy unique pieces from international designers. If you are an Olympic-level shopper, then this is for you.
Cityblis curates designers and brands including fashion for women, men, and children, with an emphasis on "Be Unique." Cityblis differentiates itself by personalizing each webstore so that every store has an intimate feel. "We do not believe in a one size fits all solution" says Christopher Price, chief operating officer. "Every store is unique - Every brand has a personality - and every designer has a story to tell. Shopping is an experience...an event to be enjoyed... and online shopping should not be any different."
Cityblis removes the middlemen to give consumers better access to current season apparel and accessories 'direct from designers' in the US, Sweden, the UK and Australia. Designers from new countries will be added in the coming months. Most Cityblis designers create limited amounts of each collection to keep with the unique feeling of their brands.
"We are empowering designers to build brands," said Christopher Price. "Cityblis is working to remove business barriers in the fashion industry and bring together fashion magazines, fashion networks, procurement houses, runway events and trade shows to make international fashion more accessible."
With the European Union's Development Association, Swedish Growth Organizations, UK Trade & Investment already involved in Europe, Cityblis has expanded into the US with the help of the Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Airports and the US Small Business Development Center. With the support of all of these groups and others, Cityblis is able to offer all of its services totally free of charge. No fees - No commissions.
Cityblis is working with hundreds of designers such as Gordana Gehlhausen from Project Runway All Stars, Masih Zad - protégé to Bijan, Fore!! Axel & Hudson, Amelia Powers, Emerson and Sacha London. All designers are screened for uniqueness, professionalism and brand story. Designers interested in being selected for Cityblis are asked to send a link to their website or some images of their work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does this sound like a service you would use?