Credit-crunch-induced guilt has curbed beauty shoppers’ visits to stores this holiday, but the glow of their computers and TV screens might prove too enticing to ignore.
Online beauty retailers and TV shopping networks are courting shoppers with a steady spate of promotions where they are spending a lot more time these days: their homes. So far this season, the effort seems to have succeeded. Digital tracking firm comScore reported that shoppers spent $846 million online on Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, up 15 percent from $733 million the prior-year period. The rate of growth, however, marked a slowdown from 2007’s increase of 21 percent.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"