Monnier Frères, the fashion and luxury accessories Web site launched by two French brothers in 2011, plans to take on North America in September.
The site carries more than 100 brands ranging from Burberry, Marni, Valextra and Vanessa Bruno to Kenneth Jay Lane, Shourouk and Ray-Ban. It’s aiming for the high-end shopper with the breadth and depth of its offering — and exclusive styles.
Indeed, the only accessories categories that founders Jean and Guillaume Monnier do not sell are footwear and high-end jewelry. The site offers 24-hour shipping anywhere in Europe and 30-day returns, and plans to replicate that service in the U.S. with similar delivery times to major cities such as New York, Boston and Philadelphia. There are local Web sites in the U.K., Germany, Italy and France, and the average checkout is 600 euros, or $786.