E-Commerce

July 5, 2017

Try, Then Buy? Amazon’s Move Is Part of a Shopping Trend

When I was a child, I would watch my grandmother try on dresses and coats she had brought home on “appro” (or approbation) from Mrs. Downey’s […]
May 10, 2017

LVMH and the Next Big Digital Shopping Experience

PARIS — Ian Rogers, chief digital officer of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, sat in his sunlit office on Avenue Montaigne last month, alongside a large […]
March 23, 2017

Time to Sell Online?

Over the last decade, as luxury retailers large and small grew to accept — then embrace — e-commerce, most Swiss watchmakers struck a tone of defiance, […]
December 14, 2016

The Year in Style 2016: Kylie Jenner and the Year of the Drop

The Year in Style 2016 By ELIZABETH PATON Last Friday, on a sunny December morning, chaos descended upon a glossy shopping mall in the Canoga Park […]
November 10, 2016

Clicks to Bricks: Online Retailers Find the Lure of a Store

Online shopping gets all the attention these days. But sometimes, there’s still no beating a physical store. The British designer Lee Broom came to that realization […]
November 5, 2016

The Case for Shopping in Real Life

When I was 6, my aunt took me shopping at Hutzler’s, the fancy department store in my hometown, Baltimore. Although it was the mid-1970s, ladies with […]
May 21, 2016

Cultural Studies: The Age of Consignment

Cultural Studies By PENELOPE GREEN May 21, 2016 “Your happy envelope is on its way!” This was the title of an email that appeared not long after I’d […]