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Lane Crawford, Net-a-Porter group drop Dolce & Gabbana as China fallout goes global

The world's largest online retailer for luxury goods, Yoox Net-a-Porter, and Hong Kong-based luxury company Lane Crawford, have joined Chinese…

The world’s largest online retailer for luxury goods, Yoox Net-a-Porter, and Hong Kong-based luxury company Lane Crawford, have joined Chinese dealers when they released Dolce & Gabbana products after violating Chinese partners and Internet users this week.

Andrew Keith, Head of Lane Crawford, told the post: “In view of our customers, we have decided to remove Dolce & Gabbana from all stores in China, online and in Hong Kong.” The decision comes into effect at 1 o’clock on Friday, Lane Crawford said.

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Earlier this week, China Online Reseller Alibaba, JD, Secoo, VIPshop and NetEase released Dolce & Gabbana from their websites.

Yoox Net-a-Porter, owned by global luxury conglomerate Richemont, runs Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter, The Outnet, and the Yoox-Collective World S’s premier destination for online luxury merchandise. It recently announced a joint venture with Alibaba to target Chinese consumers.

The relocations from dealers came after screen shots circulating online showing the Italian label co-founder Stefano Gabbana referring to China using raw language and emoji, as he defended commercials that had caused controversy earlier.

A private conversation between Gabbana and an Instagram user was first published by diet_prada, a known Instagram account known to call out branded captive copy designs or make another sharp faux passport.

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The Italian luxury fashion house excused and said that both accounts had been hacked. “We have nothing but respect for China and the people of China,” wrote it.

The excuse was too late to save a great extravaganza in Shanghai as Dolce & Gabbana had billed as one of its biggest ever shows off Italy.

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The big Chinese celebrities threatened to boycott the event scheduled for Wednesday night and the company finally called it. Actress Zhang Ziyi, who appeared in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon said that the Italian brand had “joked”.

Recent searches for Dolce & Gabbana on the United States and Hong Kong websites of Net-a-Ports did not match and the brand is not listed in the list lists.

Further Reporting from Associated Press

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