Luxottica, Sephora open stores on JD.com

China's online marketplace, JD.com, has announced a partnership with luxury eyewear retailer Luxottica. The e-commerce site will also serve as the location for beauty brand Sephora's first and only Chinese online flagship store.

JD.com consumers can now purchase from a range of sunglasses in Luxotica's portfolio and get same- and next-day delivery in China.

"Chinese consumers increasingly rely on JD.com for convenient and reliable access to high-quality luxury goods across a range of products, from clothing and accessories, to cosmetics," said Lijun Xin, VP of JD.com, in a statement.  "Partnerships with leading luxury producers such as Luxottica underline the trust that our global partners have in JD.com not only to drive sales, but also to provide consumers guaranteed authentic products and the best possible brand experience."

For Sephora, the move marks a significant step forward in the retailer's overall e-commerce and China strategy. Upon launch, the store will feature more than 1,200 items from more than 70 international cosmetic brands.

"Sephora is dedicated to providing the best, most trusted beauty solutions for our customers, while making shopping more efficient, intelligent and fun," said Anne Veronique Bruel, president of Sephora Asia. "That's why we are delighted to be partnering with Chinese e-commerce pioneer JD.com, which is known for its superior customer service, fast nationwide delivery and longstanding reputation as the online source for guaranteed product authenticity."

U.S. brands that are already working with JD.com include Gap (NYSE:GPS), Levi's and Skechers.

For more:
-See this JD.com press release
-See this JD.com press release

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