It was disheartening when eLuxury closed down, but there's light at the end of the tunnel: Nowness! Starting early 2010, the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned company will unveil the luxury media site. As a sneak peek, it is going to feature a story a day, spanning all areas of luxury. Today it's all about Dior. Check it out.
After announcing the news in January, eLuxury has closed its virtual doors for good. Did you shop the final sale? Don't fret loyals, the shopping site will transform into a social media site dedicated to everything luxurious: fashion, art, food and wine, design, culture, travel, beauty, music, and entertainment to name a few. The [new] site will be “artfully rendered and provocatively expressed,” said an eLuxury rep. Details are still under wraps but we do know starting today, the site will pose one question a day to readers. And the q of the day is . . .
Tick, tock. The time has almost come for eLuxury to shut down shop. But let's not waste time, let's dive into its sale section, which houses items at an extra 50 percent off. This Rory Beca High-Waist Mini Skirt ($198, originally $330) is the perfect Summer companion. It'll highlight your legs and give you a burst of color.
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Have you heard? eLuxury is having an early Spring sale. Trust me, you don't want to forgo this. On the menu are pieces from Juicy Couture, Robert Rodriguez, James Perse, Mayle, and more, at up to 40 percent off. There's also a final clearance section with items up to 80 percent off. Yawza!
This Marc by Marc Jacobs Striped Nieve Cardigan ($142, originally $238) is right up my alley. It's soft in color and in texture.
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Just because it's closing up shop soon doesn't mean eLuxury is going to waver in its delivery of luxurious goods. In fact, the online retailer has unveiled its 2009 Spring Trend Preview and we can all benefit from it, literally or inspiration-wise. I know it's tough to think of warm-weather clothes when it's cold, but once you see the recommended pieces, it won't be a problem. My favorite Spring trends so far are luxotica and cropped pants. Which are yours?
In other eLuxury news, be sure to check out its The Buzz section for designer interviews, new designer notes, and more.
It's with utmost sadness that I report that one of our favorite online retailers, eLuxury.com, is planning on closing its retail operation over the next six months. While many shops are closing due to the recession, it is said that eLuxury's closure isn't due to its financial performance. Rather, it's because many of the brands it carries have their own online presence.
But it's not all tears over at the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned company. “Starting in mid 2009, eLuxury’s new mission will be to create an ‘e-window’ into the world of luxury, by serving as an information reference for luxury in fashion, art de vivre, leather goods, wines and spirits, watches and jewelry, gastronomy, cars, yachts, and services,” said a spokeswoman. We will miss shopping from the high-end retailer, but look forward to what sounds like an exciting online magazine.
With the news that LVMH-owned e-commerce site ELuxury is shuttering, we can only assume that the markdowns are going to be unreal. Right now for instance, customers can take an extra 30% off sale merchandise. Sure, this is happening everywhere, but take a look at the inventory and you'll notice a big difference. A piece of advice: search by size, or you'll be lost in the sixty-odd pages of goodies. Our picks, above.
Peter Som and Creative Design Studios have split, forcing Som to pull out from New York Fashion Week. There's no denying that Som has had a tough year.
On a lighter note...
Fred Flare is desperately trying to cheer everyone up. For Valentine's Day mail in a homemade Valentine and Fred Flare will sell it for $4 and give the money to charity.
The majority of you prefer to shop at Shopbop — so do we. But we also love to shop at Net-a-Porter, eLUXURY, J.Crew, Urban Outfitters, Shopbop, and Saks Fifth Avenue. We love it all. That's why we couldn't pick a favorite. These shops are the best of the best when it comes to online designer selections, easy navigation, and aesthetics. Thanks for helping to narrow things down, but we regularly peruse and shop all of the above!
Ooh, this one's a toughie. Online shops are our friends. Without them, there would be no slick deals or yummy eye candy to peruse through. It was hard choosing but we narrowed it down to Net-a-porter, eLUXURY, J.Crew, Urban Outfitters, Shopbop, and Saks. Each site varies in selection, styles, and price points. Which one got the most of your business in 2008?
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