It’s Not A Good Look For The Italian House: YNAP Drops Dolce & Gabbana Following Major Chinese Retailers

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Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2018 Ready-To-Wear.

BEIJINGYoox Net-A-Porter Group is the first global retailer to drop itself from the luxury Italian house, following major Chinese e-commerce platforms.

Today Thursday November 22nd, YNAP said it would pull Dolce & Gabbana products off its platforms, the first global retailer to drop the brand in the wake of the posted insults about China sent from designer Stefano Gabbana’s account.

It follows the majority of leading Chinese e-commerce players including Alibaba, JD, Secoo, VIPshop and Netease to drop the high-end brand’s products.

The brand will be removed from company’s platforms: Net-a-porter, Mr. Porter and, a spokesperson confirmed to WWD.

Police and security guards have been posted at physical Dolce & Gabbana stores in both Beijing and Shanghai as precautionary measures.

Social media platforms in China have filled up with videos of people destroying their Dolce & Gabbana clothes, from burning and shredding them, to using them as rags to clean floors and toilets.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2018 Ready-To-Wear.

Photos Credit: Kim WestonArnold /

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