E-commerce has continued to grow at a double-digit pace this holiday season, with no signs of a slowdown in sight.
Digital scorekeeper ComScore Inc. said Wednesday that Internet sales for the holiday season to date — a period covering Nov. 1 to Dec. 2 — have risen 14.4 percent, to $21.35 billion from $18.67 billion during the comparable 2011 period. Sales on Cyber Monday, Nov. 26, were up 17.1 percent, to $1.47 billion from $1.25 billion for the 2011 edition, while e-commerce sales on Black Friday, Nov. 23, busted through the $1 billion threshold, ending up a stirring 27.7 percent to $1.04 billion from $816 million last year.
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?"