Robert Polet, the former chief executive of the Gucci Group, is investing an unspecified amount in Scarosso, a fast-growing German online shoe shop founded three years ago by two young managers, Moritz Offeney and Marco Reiter. It specializes in the sale of high-quality men's and women's shoes from the Marche region and other parts of Italy at competitive prices. Customer can participate in the design of some of the shoe models. According to Textilwirtschaft it should become profitable this year with a turnover of more than €10 million. Scarosso is also planning to open up to 15 physical stores in Germany in the next years. Two were opened by the company in Berlin and Hamburg last year, and one should follow in Vienna this year. In addition to the corporate store in Berlin, a franchisee opened a small shop on the Kurfürstendamm a few weeks ago.

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