CEO – REPL RETAIL
Achiever's Success Story
Here’s presenting to you one of the most promising young entrepreneur, Mr. Abhishek M Datta, CEO of REPL Retail. He aspires to build a global fashion conglomerate in the next five years, thus boosting India’s fashion quotient worldwide. He quotes, “My primary goal is to penetrate all the fashion verticals keeping style, quality and durability at par with renowned brands while still maintaining great value for the products.”
Born and bred in Kolkata, he had recognised the potential of leather industry in the city and the easy accessibility and processing of the raw materials there.
Soon after realising the demand for premium quality leather bags and wallets online, he started working on new designs which would target the youth. He started selling products through various online portals way back in 2015.
After getting market validation he promptly expanded the portfolio to two brands to target the mid-range and the premium customers separately. He also expanded into bags, backpacks, tote bags, etc. to offer more choices to the customer.
He had recognised the need of the hour in the E-commerce industry, i.e. the customers wanted their products as fast as possible right at their doorstep. Keeping this in mind he expanded his reach by opening offices and supply centres in 5 states across India by the year 2017.
He has also stepped into the global market, launching products in the USA (2019) and Japan (2020).
Being a dynamic youth he has also ventured into new grounds, launching start-ups in the fit-tech and food-tech space. The fit-tech start-up offers a full-stack fitness solutions to its users and the food-tech start-up is a cloud kitchen which offers multiple choice options to its customers through multiple brands.
On being asked, how he wishes to give back to the community, he said
“I believe education is the key to building our economy, when we help educating one child, we empower an entire family through him/her.”