NEW YORK — Amazon.com told users that it had sold more than 41,000 items of apparel, accessories and footwear last week in a test run of its fashion store with its best customers.
The apparel and accessories store is now live on the home page at Amazon.com, highlighted by a bright red jacket-shaped tab. It also can be reached directly at amazon.com/apparel.
The 41,752 articles of apparel, accessories and footwear purchased at Amazon’s new shop last week included 14,487 shirts, 9,408 pants, 3,287 pairs of underwear, 3,254 pairs of shoes, 2,805 accessories, 2,712 sweaters, 1,843 jackets, 1,461 sleepwear items, 485 skirts and 140 swimsuits.
The hottest items included Kate Spade handbags; Old Navy famous flag T-shirts; Lands’ End all-weather mocs and OshKosh B’Gosh children’s overalls, said Eugene Wei, Amazon’s general manager of apparel.
Among other brands bought last week at Amazon’s fashion store were Polo Ralph Lauren button-down shirts, DKNY blouses, Polartec windbreakers, Eddie Bauer V-neck sweaters, Liz Claiborne cardigans, Tommy Bahama and Speedo swimsuits, Gap khakis, Guess jeans, Nordstrom suede skirts, Spiegel leather skirts, Marshall Field’s satin robes, Nine West boots, Nike Air Max athletic shoes, Cole Haan cashmere-blend socks, Jockey briefs and Hugo Boss boxers.
The apparel and accessories assortment now comprises several hundred thousand items and will continue togrow through 2003, according to Wei, a five-year veteran of Amazon, who previously managed the Seattle-based site’s DVD and movie categories.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)