The brand history: at the beginning :
Sergio Rossi learned the art of shoe making by working beside his father.
He established his own brand in the 50's at San Mauro Pascoli.
He created shoes for urban and sophisticated customers.
Demand increased during the 60's and 70's while Italy's quality shoe market exploded.
International development :
In the 80's Sergio Rossi's success allowed him to go beyond his own borders.
He expanded his distribution network in Europe by opening his DOS in Milan, Florence, Rome, Düsseldorf and Paris.
In the 90's he opened independent stores in Osaka and Hong Kong and his first sales outlet in the US in New York.
Shoe collections for some of the most visible creators: Gianni Versace, Azzedine Alaïa and Dolce&Gabbana.
Perspective to enter into the market of mainland China :
Competition between shoemakers in Mainland China is not as intensive as in HK because the market is not highly diversified and saturated, especially for high-end footwear. Even though Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo and other traditional prestigious shoemakers entered this market several years ago, they still haven't constructed a framework of high competitive advantages. For other luxury multi-product brands as LV, Gucci, Prada, they still focus on their core businesses
Immature and complicated market (sales and logistics, culture and training, location); long-term on return of investment; no brand image; sales staff quality
On conclusion, this market is promising but not promised; it takes more time to enter.
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[...] Focus on driving to break even by 2008 of SERGIO ROSSI Distribution models PR policy PR Policy Concrete Proposals Build the own brand image and increase the band awareness in China: Sexy, Noble, Classic, Mysterious Advertisement Magazine to promote culture, products quality and service Magazines recommended: Elle, Vogue, Marie-Claire Launch own magazine and distribute it to some villa communities and high class office buildings Internet: e-luxury Promotion activities VIP Party to get loyal customers and promote brand history Fashion shows in luxury hotels, airports or DS to spread brand image Sponsorship of some high-level sports or entertainments activities such as MTV Asian Awards, Elite international Model look or some tennis and golf contests. [...]
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