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Women looking for the latest offerings from top designers such as Fendi, Miu Miu and Halston swear by this online boutique. Founder Natalie Massenet could barely navigate the internet when she founded the business eight years ago; today Net-a-porter’s website includes an online fashion magazine, Notes Weekly, which the company claims is viewed by more than 1.8m women a month. The London firm has recently launched a new lingerie range and it now has a fleet of branded delivery vans. Sales have grown 67% a year from £11.8m in 2005 to £55.2m in 2008.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank65
CompanyNET-A-PORTER.com
ActivityOnline fashion retailer
LocationCentral London
Annual sales rise over 3 years67.32%
Latest sales £000s55,158
Staff331
Founded2000
Websitewww.net-a-porter.com

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