Christine Ellis Associates offers a 360° service within the luxury retail and designer arena thanks to an extensive career in fashion.
Christine 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. She 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. 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 research, assisting 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 just her eye for new talents but also by supporting retailers in the luxury area, sourcing production opportunities as well as helping designers to strategically position themselves within luxury designer markets.