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By Meng Jing ( Updated: 2014-02-14 17:08 to join with
A photo shows the front gate of Vipshop in Shanghai. [Photo / Image China]

Vipshop Holdings Ltd, an online discount retailer listed on the New York Stock Exchange, announced on Friday that it will unite with one of China's leading online cosmetics company with a "strategic investment".

The Guangzhou-based Vipshop Holdings, which offers branded products to consumers throughout China at significant discounts, said it will join hands with to build China's largest online shopping platform for fashionable goods.

Vipshop Holdings, which is known primarily by its customers for its e-commerce website, didn't reveal the size of its investment. But it said the cooperation with has a promising future because both companies enjoy a leadership position in their individual sectors.

It has been reported that accounts for about 70 percent of all online sales of clothes and shoes in the country. accounts for 50 percent of online sales of cosmetics in China. Since both companies target female customers, the cooperation is expected to help them increase loyalty among female shoppers.

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