London department store Selfridges is to end selling Dolce & Gabbana product after allegedly having a “giant falling out” with the luxury brand over a proposed change to the lines’ in-store positions. From spring 2011, Selfridges will not offer Dolce and Gabbana or the D&G line.
Sources are unclear whether Dolce & Gabbana had dropped Selfridges or vice versa. Neither party would disclose details of the alleged disagreement but it was Selfridges who released the statement.
Selfridges – which was recently named by retailers as the world’s best department store -said it had wanted to refresh its brand mix and found itself “unable” to continue offering the lines. “We constantly seek to improve the diversity and presentation of our brand portfolio and address the demands of our ever-evolving fashion and accessories departments,” the retail chain said in a statement.
“To this end we have found that we are unable to accommodate Dolce & Gabbana and D&G in our mix going forward.”
Dolce & Gabbana’s Milan headquarters is closed until next week and no one from its UK office was able to comment.