The push toward fall is becoming increasingly hard to ignore as online retailers are beginning to sell out of coveted cold-weather merch. From a Topshop sequin blazer, to a Wang it-bag, to a four thousand dollar goat coat by Burberry--all signs are pointing to next season, not this one. We recommend following suit. Keep track of the inventory at your local stores and favorite online retailers from now through September--this is the time of year when big deliveries, filled with must-have pieces, are hitting shelves.
Net-a-Porter just debuted a new interview within their newly launched video section--this time with iconic designer Oscar de la Renta. The segment includes touching commentary from de la Renta juxtaposed with photos which span his career. Although the release wasn't timed with a big push into de la Renta's Fall collection, there are still six fabulous Oscar de la Renta items to choose from right now.
British label Luella unveiled a new website this weekend and it's fully e-commerce enabled. The site is simple and to the point--there is an online store stocked with the current collection as well as an about section and an opportunity to join the email list. So far, there is no lead-in to the Fall 2009 collection but we wouldn't be surprised if it were in the pipeline.
London-based designer Marios Schwab will become the creative director at Halston effective July 1st. His first collection at the helm will be Fall 2010.
The team at POP just launched a new website for the magazine, which promises to be full of original content.
Gap plans to launch online stores in Canada and the U.K. by 2010, followed by Japan in 2011. They will also open stores in six new countries this year.
Thom Browne's skirt suit might not have sold out at its original price of $4,370 but on Gilt Groupe, it flew off the shelf.
One of our favorite New York stores, Assembly, just launched an e-commerce site. Opened in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 2008, this small but well-curated shop stocks the likes of Rachel Comey, Raquel Allegra and Dries Van Noten eyewear in addition to a selection of beautiful vintage pieces. The online store carries the same inventory as in-shop, so now everyone can partake in the fine selection. Our two favs, above.
Looking for a Mother's Day gift to ship off to Mom asap? Look no further, the e-commerce Gods have been quietly curating the occasion. Net-a-Porter never misses the opportunity to merchandise, they've rounded up a series of lunch-appropriate fashion items for Mom. Henri Bendel did a fine job editorializing their Mother's Day must haves--so fine, in fact, you'll likely be tempted to pick a few things up for yourself. Nordstrom's Mother's Day section isn't quite as handsome as the others but it does include gift cards and home items and Bergdorf never misses a chance to make you feel like a cheapskate, their Mother's Day section includes Gucci handbags in addition to Kiehl's gift sets. If Mom loves a good beauty routine the only place to hit up is Sephora, they've put together some great deals too. Just don't forget to factor in shipping, with only two days to go the charges could run deep. Happy Mother's Day!
Juicy Couture has decided to discontinue its menswear range, Dirty English.
American Apparel has position their jumpsuits, bandeau bras and leg warmers as maternity wear.
Net-a-Porter's off-price e-commerce venture, The Outnet, launched this morning. ..
Rachel Roy has designed a diffusion line for Macy's, called Rachel Rachel Roy, poised to debut this fall.
Uniqlo has announced that it will launch an online store in China with the help of China's e-commerce giant Taobao.
The New York Times asserts that the next must-have lifestyle item is an expensive dutch bicycle.