ZILLI relocates to Paris its headoffices where it also opens a major showroom
In January 2012, French luxury menswear houseZILLI is opening a second showroom for both sales and media will open at 9, Avenue Matignon in the centre of Paris, in a space of approx. 1,000 sqm and an exceptional view of the Grand Palais. This new facility will enable the company to handle the ever-increasing numbers of purchasers and commercial partners that it has witnessed in recent seasons. A new commercial team has been recruited to reinforce the existing company structure. The Managing Director and the Directors of Communications and Marketing, Retail Operations and Human Resources will all be transferring to the new location. A full press service will be set up in the coming months.
A member of the Fédération Française du Prêt à porter masculin (the French Federation of Men’s ready-to-wear fashion) since 2010, ZILLI will present its collection to the international press next January during a day-long exhibition at the Avenue Matignon showroom that will form part of the Paris Fashion Week.
Meanwhile, at the ZILLI head office in Lyon’s ninth arrondissement, the company has recently opened La Verrière, a 1500 m² display area situated next to its workshops. La Verrière enables the company to group together its activities in the domains of stock storage, logistics, quality control, finished products and ties, together with part of the communications team.
As for its retail network, ZILLI has recently opened its seasonal boutique at Courchevel on the Rue de l’Eglise, as it does every year. In early March 2012 Moscow will be the setting for the opening of ZILLI’s next new boutique. With a floor area of 300 m², it will be situated in a historic building on Okhotny Ryad, the future building which will host the city’s new Four Seasons Hotel. With a presence in Moscow since 1991, for its new premises ZILLI has chosen to invest in a prime location near the Duma and just opposite the Bolshoi Theatre. The Moscow boutique will exhibit leather jackets hand-made at the company’s Lyon workshops, together with furs, shoes, knitwear, jeans, cufflinks in terms of jewellery items, glasses, leather goods, luggage items.
In 2010, ZILLI had a turnover of 63 million Euros, and forecasts an increase of around 10-15% for 2011. The collection of skins and hides at the Lyon workshop represents 30% of total sales. The company is today present in over 37 countries through its network of 41 boutiques, in addition to over 100 multi-brand points of sale and duty-free outlets.