Christine  Ellis Associates offers a 360° service within the luxury retail and designer arena thanks to an extensive career in fashion; She began her career with Jil Sander in Germany where she a.o. covered all wholesale aspects of the Asian and US markets as well as coordinating sales events; Christine was instrumental in the creation and launch of the brand´s Italian headquarters and directed the show-room and offices, coordinated worldwide sales and managed South European wholesale accounts. Up until 2009, Christine represented luxury store groups Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Holt Renfrew and Neiman Marcus Direct in Italy as the Director of their Milan fashion & buying office AGA, overseeing a staff of 24. Not only a reference point for all aspects of their market researchassisting their purchases and scouting for new designers and trends, Christine also represented the stores at events hosted by Milan’s Chamber of Fashion and the Dutch Fashion Foundation. Through the formation of Christine Ellis Associates Srl, Christine has leveraged her extended knowledge and expertise in emerging markets, incorporating not only her eye for new talents but also supported retailers in the luxury arenasourcing production opportunities as well as helping designers to strategically position themselves within luxury designer markets.


Strategic Consulting

Thanks to our long-standing experience in the fashion market, 
we are uniquely positioned to offer:

  • – Brand Analysis and strategic development
  • – Creating a strong identity
  • – Brand Growth Strategy and/or sales optimization
  • – Production Network and set-up, pricing strategy and delivery flows
  • – Logistics set-up
  • – IT-set-up
  • – Communication & PR strategy

Add value to your brand with our expert advice! 
Our services and strategies are created individually 
for your needs.

Fashion Office

Our priority is to take care of you:

  • – We can be your eyes&ears in all fashion markets thanks to our unsurpassed relationships with designers show-rooms and press
  • – We provide in-depth information on new and up-coming brands and trends
  • – We cover all areas: womens and menswer accessories, jewelry, gifts, home décor and children
  • – We can provide you with a pre-Selection of brands for your store needs
  • – We make getting news easier by sending regular newsletters
  • – We create trend-reports from shows and fairs
  • – Stay ahead of your competition with our up-dated Retail Reports
  • – Use our Seasonal Trend Books with edited information when you are in London, Paris and Milan

Save costly time and human resources with any of the above 
daily or seasonal assistance and add value to your business. 
Use our knowledge and contacts to contact designers, 
make all your fashion and show appointments 
or simply assist you with hotels, restaurants and drivers.

Buying Office

Our dedicated fashion experts can help you with:

  • – Store-analysis and strategy development to differentiate you from your competition for your clients
  • – Preparing your schedules, drivers, setting-up meetings and coordinating your show-tickets
  • – Assist you with negotiating new brands, terms and conditions
  • – Assist you on-market with all your orders, entering, editing and administering
  • – Follow-up of all orders, press-samples, deliveries, export documents, invoices, shortages; all supported with in-house tracking technology created for your requirements
  • – Constant attention to your needs guarantees optimal management of your business

Concentrate on selecting and editing your designer 
purchases and presenting them to your clients while 
we take care of the rest!


Analysis of trends and trend-reports

  • – Identification of new and emerging global fashion markets
  • – Brand analysis relevant to client portfolio
  • – Sourcing of production facilities for your private label development or brand
  • – Connecting designers with producers and show-rooms
  • – Scouting trends in different categories for collection development
  • – Personal follow-up of all your orders with manufacturers
  • – Support of logistics with an in-house system

Having some of the best production sources 
at our finger-tips can benefit your business!


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Christine Ellis Associates Srl
Corso Venezia, 38
20121 Milan
T +39 02 2906 0306

F +39 02 00665171
Christine Ellis



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