Polo is going m-commerce, making them the first of the luxury brands to do so. Mobile commerce, already quite popular in Asia and Europe, is a simple as it sounds--at first glance. It's the concept of buying clothing and fashion items from your phone, but there's another element that involves taking photographs of billboard ads and downloading them such that they turn into various style guides and shopping opportunities. We dare you to try to explain this to the eldest member of your family.
Speaking of steadfast fashion being dumped on by the newest shopping endeavor, Sigrid Olsen, a clothing line for baby boomers, got the axe from Liz Claiborne. In today's New York Times article "Her Forced Retirement", Eric Wilson explores the collapse of said market and the J. Jill's, Talbots, and Ann Taylors that are going down with it.
And on to some good, old fashioned sample sale news...Racked is providing comprehensive coverage of the Barney's Warehouse Sale. Cheap Monday's for cheaper, last year's handbags, and size eight Louboutins are a few of the tidbits that have come through the newsroom this morning.