The holiday shopping season is already in full swing.
Holiday catalogues began arriving in consumers’ mailboxes the week before Halloween. Those include catalogues from the J. Peterman Co., Pendleton and Ross Simons, which sent out a 5.5-by-8.5-inch version of its jewelry catalogue with a red backdrop on the cover that said “Holiday Preview 2013: With prices this great, don’t wait.” Ross Simons touted free shipping and free gift wrap on everything. The company then followed slightly over a week later with another mailing whose cover said “Holiday Deals Revealed.”
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?"