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Getting expertise ....

Getting expertise ....

While I was working for some of the greatest names in the fashion business, and learning the several aspects of the fashion business, I knew that I needed the some qualifications if I wanted to get more involved into the design and the production process of the garments, so attended few courses at the London College of Fashion. One year I studied Womenswear, another year Pattern Cuttings. I also studied Handbags and Accessories Design at the Saint Martins. Then I felt that Interior Design would have played a good role in my career, so I went to study Interior Design...

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The Cerruti 1881 and Armani Feud

The Cerruti 1881 and Armani Feud

After 4 years at Cerruti 1881 ( Ladies ) I was approached by Club 21, the exclusive distributer in the UK of all the Armani products. Having made a substantial career progress at Cerruti 1881, as a National Sales Manager , joining Armani was the perfect occasion for me to double my knowledge of the UK market, being given the opportunity to also be part of the Armani Menswear Wholesale Team. For those who might not know, Giorgio Armani started his career in fashion working in the design department of Nino Cerruti, that's where he acquired all his knowledge in...

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Cerruti 1881 and I

Cerruti 1881 and I

After just 6 moths of joining Cerruti 1881in their department in Harrods , I was moved to the Cerruti 1881 Boutique in Bond Street. For those who are not familiar with the brand ,Cerruti is a fashion house founded in 1967 in Paris by the Italian fashion designer Nino Cerruti . The global brand includes luxury ready-to wear , jeans , fragrances , sportswear , leather goods , watches and accessories. When I joined Cerruti they also had several concessions in most of the UK department stores. 70% of my fashion knowledge I owe to Cerruti 1881 and of course...

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The Department Store Experience

The Department Store Experience

After spending one year in Harvey Nichols I was lucky enough to be approached by the management of Cerruti 1881 Womenswear in the UK, and I left Harvey Nichols to join the Cerruti 1881 team in Harrods . In Harrods is where I have learnt the importance of the "retail regime". The famous Harrods store approval , the several Customer Service trainings, they all taught me how to present myself impeccably and how to deal with the most demanding customers. From the very regular local customers, to the most famous celebrities . If at any point you would read this...

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Once Upon a Time...from Sicily to Harvey Nicks

Once Upon a Time...from Sicily to Harvey Nicks

My name is Marco Tripoli I am the founder of Marco Tripoli London , a unique fashion retail business now based in Barnes , South West of London. Let's start from the very beginning …. I was born in Sicily , Palermo , where I lived the first 25 years of my life . My background has always been very creative ; my mum is an amazing dressmaker, and my father was an incredible architect . I was surrounded by gorgeous dresses and garments that my mum would make for her private clients ; and by very fascinating building drawings...

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