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As delightful as the basic cardboard advent calendars of childhood were, secreting away tiny, sugary chocolates or curious trinkets, our adult selves are enjoying the slew of digital versions from various luxury brands. It’s only the 5th; start cracking these open now (and enjoy opening the days gone past all in one go, just like Mom never let you do as a kid).
With eBay and Amazon leading the way to make mobile shopping easier and digital storefronts more prevalent with every passing holiday season, online and m-commerce took a huge bite out of Black Friday this year. Overall reported sales were lower by some estimates, the shift to digital was definitive, either way.
For fashion enthusiasts who really like to read to preppy friends who don’t want to look like anyone else on the tennis court, these five stylish gifts are as broad ranging as they are pricy. Herewith, high fashion for all your most style-minded, hard-to-please friends and family members:
Now through Christmas Eve, head to Saks Fifth Avenue’s midtown Manhattan flagship to take home something you’ve probably never decorated your tree with before: a 3D printed snowflake. The department store and MakerBot conceived of the...Show More Summary
Relevant question. And it sure beats many of the current ways drones are used. Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, revealed to “60 Minutes” that he has dreams for the company to make deliveries via drone, within a half hour of a customer’s purchase,...Show More Summary
1. After someone scrawled racist graffiti on one of the brand’s ads featuring Waris Ahluwalia, a designer and actor who happens to be Sikh, Gap responded by making the ad its Twitter and Facebook headers. Way to go, Gap.
While the big news last week was that, surprise surprise, opening stores on Thanksgiving diluted the power of Black Friday sales, with retailers raking in less than expected on the so-called biggest shopping day of the year, we all know...Show More Summary
An exterior view of Alchemist, in Miami, soon to a host a designer drive-through. If, like us, you’ve already hit reading-about-Black-Friday exhaustion (much less actually leaving the house to join in) here’s to getting a jump on the...Show More Summary
Patagonia, maker of outdoor wear designed to last, is skipping Black Friday this year. The brand still expects to lure shoppers, however, albeit those of a more frugal, quality-committed mindset. The company is throwing the Black Friday Worn Wear Party at 15 of its stores across the U.S., beginning at 4 pm on Friday.
Whisper Editions, a new venture from former photography editor Judith Puckett-Rinella, began its life this fall as a venue for well thought out, limited edition art and housewares exclusives. However, Puckett-Rinella, formerly of TShow More Summary
This year’s shorter holiday shopping season, about six days fewer than usual between Thanksgiving and Christmas, might be alternative retail’s opportunity to shine. For the potentially harried shopper, retail experts are envisioning...Show More Summary
1. Maison Martin Margiela’s interactive Tumblr, promoting the brand’s Replica fragrances, is pretty fun. Go ahead, contribute a memory. You’re welcome to.
Last spring, Giorgio Armani made a public appeal to fellow Italian designers to bring their shows back to Milan, amid concerns that the city’s Fashion Week was becoming, well, unfashionable. However, Armani declined to join the National Chamber of Italian Fashion (CNMI) which more or less was attempting to do the same thing.
A look from Finnish designer Satu Maaranen, this year’s winner at the Hyères International Festival. Luxury groups are making investments in smaller labels in droves, and Europe, at least, is catching on to how to prepare the next generation of designers for this level of corporate interest.
Though creative brand videos abound within fashion, some aren’t shoppable, while others aren’t accessible across the broader spectrum of the Web. A lovely, inspiring short film that lives mainly on a brand’s own site can be a beautiful...Show More Summary
Tomas Maier might not be a face with which you were previously familiar, but you’ll know him now, thanks to Kering.
Hillary, for one, has been looking quite pulled together as of late. Image courtesy of Magnus Manske. Leave your politics at the door, but do bring your fashion sense. In a new monthly column for Politico, Project Runway host and Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc.
Ah, the intersection of tween literature and luxury clothing…wait. This is an intersection no one has crossed before. Net-a-Porter, usually at the vanguard of such things, will do so on Thursday, with the launch of a new 19-piece Hunger...Show More Summary
1. Burberry’s new Festive Gifts online department lightly snows pale hearts while letting you search a range of inspirational categories for men, women, and children. You might not be gifting anyone a trench this year, but the microsite is a lovely way to get into the holiday spirit.
Fashion Tech, Then and Now, is a new series in which we try put into perspective some of the massive evolution the industry has witnessed — and fostered — merely within the last few years. Then… February 15, 2011: Marc Jacobs solicits...Show More Summary