Wang foregoes runway show, Online sales up, OilyBoy magazine, Holiday recession

Vera Wang for Kohls, courtesy of Kohls

Vera Wang Bows Out of February’s Fashion Week Tent (WSJ)
Vera Wang is the latest designer who has decided to not have a priceyrunway show this upcoming New York fashion week.

Online sales surge 16% in November (Drapers)
Unlike brick and mortar stores, sales activity on e-commerce sites jumped 16% compared to last year in November.

Fashion Guidance for Aging Japanese Lads (Washington Post)
In Japan, there’s OilyBoy, “a slick new magazine designed to excite consumption among “elder boys.”

Santa On Sale: A Holiday Recession (JC Report)
According to the JC Report, most retailers “confirmed that, compared to last year, this holiday season has been predictably slow.”