Milestone: Pedder’s Partners Sound Off

Partners weigh in on the retailer’s unique strategies and innovative stores.

Alexis Mourot
Group COO & GM, Christian Louboutin

“We have worked with Pedder Group for 10 years — since the beginning — and they have been a wonderful partner. They are a great organization that is very efficient, and you can feel their team spirit. That’s due to the leadership of Peter Harris. He is such a great professional, and we trust him a lot. The company is very good at visual merchandising. They always [incorporate] the catchy new trend. When they came to us seven years ago and asked to open a [Christian Louboutin] store, they were avant-garde in their thinking. Our venture has been doing very well, and we are happy to continue growing with them in both the mono-brand stores and at Lane Crawford.”

Gianvito Rossi
Founder & designer, Gianvito Rossi

“[Pedder Group’s] passion for fashion and the team’s professionalism is its biggest strength as a partner. We both think the same way: Quality is more important than quantity.”

Bonnie Takhar
President, Charlotte Olympia

“The Pedder Group knows the market and its customer very well. The shopping experience at the Pedder stores is an A-to-Z experience, from the visual merchandising to the product offering. The company is always ahead of the curve in terms of market intelligence. They are very strong in not only building the business but the brand, too. Through Pedder, we have learned that the Asian customer is very advanced in the luxury sector.”

Wayne Kulkin
CEO, Stuart Weitzman

“[Pedder Group is] always open to new ideas. They have the best visual merchandising team on the planet and are wonderful partners as they have such a collaborative environment. They [also] have tremendous levels of patience. They can spend three days in the showroom just detailing one buy. Their attention to detail is amazing and a huge part of their DNA. In addition, there are nice people throughout the company. It all starts with Peter Harris and goes down to the stock manager.”

Pierre Denis
CEO, Jimmy Choo

“Pedder Group is unique in the way they have pioneered one of the most fashion-forward edits of designer and luxury accessories under one roof. They have seen the potential that accessories have in the market and have created a niche for themselves and the brands they stock in the Asian marketplace.”

Brigitte Kleine
President, Tory Burch

“On Pedder was one of our first partners as we began exploring international expansion, and we tested with them before rolling out our mono-brand strategy in Asia, so we know firsthand the incredible knowledge, insight and creative spirit they bring to the table. They also have a strong customer base with a great taste level. Pedder Group has been a wonderful partner over the years as our business has grown and evolved.”

Christopher Suarez
CEO, Nicholas Kirkwood

“Pedder Group’s utterly refined vision is exemplary, as are their execution, organization and people. Peter Harris and his team have created a distinct brand that speaks its own language, creating a truly modern dialogue with the market. Nicholas and I have been very fortunate to be able to partner with them during the early stages of our development and look forward to seeing what the future holds.”

Manolo Blahnik
Designer & founder, Manolo Blahnik

“I really loved the [Manolo] pop-up Lane Crawford organized in 2012. They did exclusive styles and other limited-edition objects. The shop and little exhibition were very well done.”

Sebastian Suhl
CEO, Givenchy

“Aside from their in-depth local connections with the Hong Kong, Chinese and other Asian markets, Pedder runs a remarkably tight ship. Examples of this include their superior merchandising and point-of-sale execution.”

Sophia Webster
Designer & founder, Sophia Webster

“Working with them gives us great access to a market that would be rather difficult to break into without their invaluable experience and advice. They work collaboratively with their brands and organize great events to help promote them.”

Wen Zhou
CEO & co-founder, 3.1 Phillip Lim

“What sets them apart is the company culture. They’re truly a family — a collective effort among many. Every single person on their team loves fashion. They’re knowledgeable about business, but they also know designers and brands and their trajectories. This is a tremendous advantage.”

J.C. Chiang
Chairman, Highline United

“Having Pedder Group as our [Ash] mono-brand store partner leaves us assured that our brand will be professionally managed in every aspect. Pedder Group never stops delivering and impressing us in terms of both creativity and professionalism. They always demonstrate the pioneering capability to bring in the ‘next hot brands.’”

Sam Edelman
Designer & founder, Sam Edelman

“Pedder Group is one of the outstanding merchandised designer showcases in the world. They identified us as an important American designer four years ago and have partnered to make Sam Edelman a leader in accessory design in the Far East.”

Pedro Garcia
Designer & founder, Pedro Garcia

“The group has an unparalleled capacity to generate innovative retail concepts, with highly edited collections presented in exclusive environments using unique strategies and marketing programs. Pedder Group is well known for its expertise in foreseeing trends for its fashion-conscious customers.”

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