HauteLook on Facebook, J.Crew nears takeover, Monsoon ethics scandal, Garment district fray, Just-in-time shoppers

HauteLook Facebook | Source: HauteLook

HauteLook Brings Flash Sales to Facebook (NY Times)
“Flash-sale Web sites that try to recreate the rush of a designer sample sale have largely relied on alerting their members to upcoming deals via e-mail notifications… but [HauteLook] announced it would be bringing its online sample sales to Facebook.”

J. Crew near $2.8 billion takeover deal (Reuters)
“U.S. fashion retailer J. Crew Group Inc is close to an agreement to be acquired for $43.50 a share, or roughly $2.8 billion, by TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners.”

Monsoon’s internal audits (Guardian)
“In embarrassing revelations thrown up by the company’s own investigations, the standard-bearer for ethical fashion on the British high street has acknowledged that children have been discovered working in its supply chain.”

Garment District Frays (WSJ)
“Now, the next move for the Garment District has gone into a stall. Discussions have halted among the area’s interest groups over a proposal to fold the district’s production and manufacturing into one building.”

The Just-in-Time Consumer (WSJ)
“Apparel makers and retailers such as Elie Tahari and Net-a-Porter.com are changing their production and selling schedules for shoppers who increasingly want to buy their clothes in season rather than ahead of time.”