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Spree Commerce Success Story Finery

Finery's online sales reach an incredible £5 million in the first year after launching their Spree based website

Between the High Street and Designer

Finery London is an online womenswear brand with a unique point of view and a mission to make modern, inspiring and sophisticated styling accessible, without compromising on quality.

 

The company was founded in 2014 in London by a creative team with real fashion chops. Its head of design, Emma Farrow, helped turn Topshop into a London Fashion Week player, and brand director Caren Downie was the former buying director at ASOS.

 

Selling a curated selection of own-label designs, Finery managed to set itself apart from competitors. Less than a year since it made its first sale, the brand earned itself a crucial position in the wardrobes of a growing category of stylish London women.

Spree Commerce Success Story Finery

An Award Winning Website

Spree Commerce Success Story Finery

Finery’s focus on high quality design and clean lines is visible not only in their apparel collections but also their online presence. The company’s website can be described as Clean, Contemporary and Visual.

 

‘In November we ‘soft launched’ the site to a number of friends and family which allowed us to trial the site and make sure that everything was in working order for our official launch on the 5th February. We had the most overwhelming response and everyone has been incredibly complimentary on not just the collection, but the site’s aesthetic as well.’ – Emma Farrow, Head of Design, Finery London

 

There is, however, much more to Finery’s website than just aesthetics. To mark the launch of its autumn/winter 2015 collection, Finery gamified its e-commerce experience with In The Mood For feature that enabled the customers to browse by mood. Users were invited to choose between a series of either-or images to determine which garment best suited their frame of mind.

 

It is therefore no surprise that Finery’s Spree based website was named Website of the Year at the Retail Systems 2016 award show.

Finery & Spree

The goal was to develop an online store that would meet the needs of the company’s customers, whilst maintaining the level of class the Finery brand represents.

 

After delivering an initial, invite-only release within three months, which allowed to gather data from real users without opening the floodgates, Finery store was launched to the public in February 2015. The Finery team has since gone on to achieve massive success.

 

The business attracted 100,000 customers (and over 3 million visitors) in the first 12 months after launch. It also beat all the expectations as far as online sales were concerned reaching an incredible £5 million in their first year.

 

Tech Stack:

 

  • Spree Commerce
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Handlebars
  • Modernizr
  • jQuery
  • jQuery UI
Spree Commerce Success Story Finery

Conclusions:

Finery London chose Spree for their modern and elegant e-commerce platform. When it comes to clothing, they expect nothing short of the perfect fit. Nothing less could have been expected of the website, which was the first and at the beginning the only meeting point with the company’s customers. The results in the first year after the site’s launch speak for themselves.

 

‘We strive to be at the forefront of eCommerce offering a simple, hassle-free browsing and buying experience.’ – Luca Marini, COO at Finery

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