House of Holland opens 'pop up' eBay shop for London Fashion Week

House of Holland: the fashion label's houndstooth tights
House of Holland: the fashion label's houndstooth tights

House of Holland, the fashion label, is running a temporary online sale on eBay, which it has dubbed a "digital pop-up store", as part of the online auction house's partnership with the British Fashion Council.

The sale runs from today until 18 September to mark London Fashion Week, which kicks off on 14 September.

A selection of clothing from designer Henry Holland's autumn/winter 2012 collection is up for grabs, while all customers who purchase an item will receive a free pair of House of Holland tights.

In addition, eBay will be live-streaming House of Holland’s spring/summer 2013 catwalk show in its Style Collective fashion blog on Saturday 15 September, as part of its partnership with the British Fashion Council for its Fashion Forward initiative, which supports UK-based designers.

In July, eBay announced it had signed a multi-season sponsorship deal with the British Fashion Council.

The House of Holland activity is the first since the deal was announced, and forms part of eBay's ongoing strategy to be perceived as a fashion retailer for big-name brands, not just an online marketplace.  

Last December eBay UK launched a pop-up store in London to showcase a range of products that could be bought through its app.

The online auction house claims more than 4.5 million shoppers visit its fashion site every month, up from around two million in 2010, and that its UK fashion business grew by between 20% and 30% in 2011 year on year.

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