Another co-branding example: Missoni and Target

If you read my blog regularly, you might have noticed that I often post examples of co-branding. In fact, co-branding is one of the areas I particularly like. I truly believe that, if a branding partnership is selected correctly, the end result can be pretty powerful, making one plus one equal three, as they say.

 

A recent example of Italian luxury brand Missoni's partnership with the US retailer Target, and the resulting crash of Target's site (due to very high customer demand for Missoni items) made me think of a similar example in Europe.

 

H&M, a Swedish fast fashion retailer, regularly partners with well-known luxury wear designers, causing major havoc in its stores. It's widely known that most of these collections are bought out in bulk, only to appear later on on ebay -- at much higher prices than originally sold for at H&M.

 

The Missoni/Target example is an example of Missoni's high brand equity. See some links to the articles about this partnership:

 

Overwhelming demand for Missoni's Target Line

Missoni buzz at highest point of year following Target retail launch