Cyber Monday success, UK clothing sales drop, Haute Couture’s future, Lynch for Dior, Vente-Privée and Gilt Groupe

Lamarthe at www.vente-privee.com | Source: Vente-Privée

Lamarthe at www.vente-privee.com | Source: Vente-Privée

Cyber Monday: busiest online shopping day ever (Telegraph)
“In recent years the first Monday of December has become the busiest day for online shopping, with consumers scouting for the best deals over the weekend before making their decision on the Monday. Between the hours of 1pm and 2pm alone, Brits spent a combined total of £33 million, a year-on-year increase of 21 percent.”

Clothing sales hit in November (Drapers)
“Clothing sales in November were adversely impacted by the mild weather during the month and comparisons with 2008 when the high street was in the throes of a discounting war. Total retail sales values rose 1.8% on a like-for-like basis in November according to the British Retail Consortium-KPMG.”

Lacroix shows fashion sector’s quick change (National)
“Once the darlings of the well-heeled shopper and the style maven, haute couture houses are struggling to keep needle and thread together as they shed jobs.”

David Lynch to direct for Dior (Independent)
“French fashion house Dior has confirmed… that filmmaker David Lynch will follow in Oliver Dahan’s footsteps, directing the label’s next ‘Lady Dior’ ad… Lynch, the maker of US TV series Twin Peaks and movies such as Mulholland Drive, is no rookie to the fashion world: he previously collaborated with shoe designer Christian Louboutin on a photo exhibition and directed the ad for Gucci’s signature fragrance.”

If Amazon Buys Vente-Privée, What Happens To Gilt Groupe? (Fashion Beat)
“Regardless of whether or not Amazon buys VP, there’s little doubt the sample site that started it all will eventually going to open up shop in the U.S. How can Gilt Groupe continue to flourish when this happens?”