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End Clothing to appoint former Gucci boss as chairman

Jeremy Lim
18 October 2021

A former boss of Gucci is being lined up to join End in the coming months as its chairman after the company was sold to The Carlyle Group this year.

Patrizio di Marco, whose past employers include Prada, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta and Dolce & Gabbana will reunite with Carlyle, for which he served as chairman of the luxury footwear brand Golden Goose. He had been Gucci president, chairman and chief executive until 2014 when he left to join the board of Dolce & Gabbana and subsequently Golden Goose. Sky News first reported his appointment.

Patrizio di Marco

Patrizio di Marco

Christiaan Ashworth and John Parker, who launched End Clothing in 2005 after graduating from Newcastle University, sold a controlling stake to Carlyle in July for £750 million, but retained a stake and remained as co-CEOs.

End launched as a menswear store in Newcastle, before launching the e-commerce business in 2006. It sells luxury brands online including Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and di Marco's former company, Gucci.

End, which now also trades from a store in London's Soho, has partnerships with more than 500 brands and sells to more than 100 countries.

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