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Jennifer Lopez never fails to impress of with her ever-growing list of money-making ventures.
Beleaguered retailer The Gap announced today that it would shut down nearly 200 of its stores in North America, a figure that represents just over one fifth of the retail doors it has open on the continent.
Gap is in trouble. In a matter of months, both the company’s president Marka Hansen and creative director Patrick Robinson have been given the boot. Management changes aren’t the only thing the retailer is doing in an effort to turn itself around. Gap has just launched a name-your-own-price website — GapMyPrice.com — and it’s predicated on an interesting concept.
We know times are hard — especially for people who work in traditional retail — but we had no idea just how bad things were until we read that some boutiques in Australia are charging customers a fee for trying on clothes.
Like all production teams with a long lead time, the people behind 2011′s edition of Fashion’s Night Out are already hard at work smoothing out the details for this fall’s nighttime shopping extravaganza. And for the third installment of the now-global event, things are going down a little differently.
We’re starting to get the idea that there’s nothing the Olsen twins can’t do in the world of fashion. Because just a few short years after carefully establishing a really successful fashion empire, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have announced they’re taking their show online. The twins announced today that they’re starting what is basically an Internet-based fashion of-the-month-club that will give its users a customizable shopping experience.
They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and boy have we been squeaky about H&M not offering e-commerce in the United States. But after complaining in post after post after post, it finally seems all of our malcontent has paid off! The Swedish fast fashion chain announced that it plans to add online shopping in the United States by at the turn of 2011/2011.
There’s a story in The New York Times suggesting that online modeling (and, kinda by extension, online anything else) is a horse of a completely different color than modeling for catalogs or the runway. We actually think the horses are pretty similar, but we’ll bite. So what is it that makes web modeling so new and different? Apparently, it’s that models have to make people want to buy clothes they can’t put their hands on. Which is, of course, the most novel concept ever.
Call the Obama Administration what you want, but it just scored a huge win for the fashion industry. Yesterday, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security shut down 82 websites that had been selling counterfeit apparel and accessories while claiming they were the real mccoy.
Happy Cyber Monday, everybody! Chances are if you’re online today, it’s probably because you’re trying to buy a gift for someone (or maybe one for yourself!). The National Retail Foundation anticipates that online holiday shopping will increase about 10 percent this year, with over 100 million people pointing and clicking to their holiday heart’s content. Wanna get in on the fun? Check out the roster of online sales, savings and deals below.
A recent study of the amount of web traffic driven by 20 luxury labels placed Coach ahead of the pack, with 39 percent of total online market share. But when Luxury Daily, a luxury marketing news site, reported on the study, it cited Gucci and Burberry as the luxury brands that dominated the group.
As total Internet nerds, we here at Styleite love the way Anna Dello Russo approaches social media — by which we mean to say we devour every post she puts up on her blog and follow her every web-based move religiously. So when we found out today that she’ll be selling her new perfume exclusively online, our hearts skipped beats and our browsers almost crashed.
At this point, anything American Apparel can do to make money, it probably should do. But that motivation doesn’t really explain the new site-to-store reservation system the financially beleaguered company is implementing in November.
Fast-fashion chains Zara and H&M have earned special places in our hearts for their affordable, stylish clothing. We got excited when we saw headlines saying that both stores would start e-commerce in September, but when we actually read the stories, we found that only residents of certain European countries would be able to get their fast-fashion fixes online.
Nicole Miller launched a new website today in the hopes of making her Internet identity just as shiny and enjoyable an experience as her retail locations and her advertising campaigns. The designer told WWD that the world’s rapidly changing technology inspired her to do a complete overhaul. But while the site may be radically different from the old NicoleMiller.com, it’s not dissimilar to the online presence of other fashion brands.
Always quick to eye an opportunity, word is Gilt Groupe has jumped on the bargain bandwagon and in the last few days has been sending some members invitations to Gilt City — an exclusive listing of weekly deals on goods and services throughout New York.
Want to snag an authentic $800 Louis Vuitton bag for just $17.10? How about Chanel sunglasses for $11.70? A gorgeous pair of Christian Louboutins for a mere $5.46? You’ve also got to add on the cost of your 0.99 cent bids, but these designer goods are still a steal. New luxury auction site oohilove.com makes luxe items affordable, and attainable at a discount, if you play your cards right.
There’s nothing like a European magazine to tell you what’s on the cutting edge of fashion. In the March issue of UK Harper’s Bazaar, fashion editors filled us in on four of the hottest new collaborations — and yes, ones that you probably don’t know about yet. We promise, it’s not just a list of who’s next up to work with H&M or Gap.
Take a deep breath ladies, and get your fingers ready. Make sure your wireless mouses are properly charged and your laptops are plugged in. Close all external programs that may be running on your computer – we don’t want it to be slowed down for any reason. Why? Tomorrow, famed and favorite e-commerce sale site, TheOutNet.com, is bringing out the Louboutins and, according to StyleList, you won’t have to settle for four-season-old outdated styles.