Burberry Stores Go Digital In China
British fashion brand kits out its stores to better connect with "the world's most digitally powered consumers."
The UK's luxury fashion label Burberry opened its flagship store in Beijing earlier this week, complete with the latest digital technology. There are plans to similarly furnish the other 57 stores in mainland China, along with another 43 the fashion group is planning to open.
China is Burberry's fastest growing market, estimated to become the company's biggest in five years time. Burberry's CEO, Angela Ahrendts, explained the reason for the high-tech makeover:
China is home to the majority of the world's most digitally powered consumers. We want to connect with them in stores the same way we do elsewhere, giving consumers full access to buy what they want, however they want.