AMAZON HOLIDAY FACTS: Amazon may have signed 10 million new Prime members for holiday, but it’s the Web site’s fashion facts — based on purchases from Amazon Fashion customers — that show just how big a retail presence the company had during the season.
According to Amazon, if every shoe from each pair of pumps bought were stacked on top of one another, they would be 52 times higher than the Empire State Building. Enough Alex and Ani bracelets were purchased to give four Alex and Ani bracelets to every child born in the U.S. with the name Alex in 2013. Purchases of watches were sufficient to scale London’s Big Ben 1,148 times if stacked end-to-end. The number of pairs of slippers bought would be enough to give every resident of North Pole, Alaska, a new pair of slippers every day for the next 100 days (for the curious, a Google search showed the town had a population of 2,214 as of 2013). The number of pairs of cowboy boots purchased was enough to provide a new pair of boots to the population of Cheyenne, Wyo., which is home to one of the largest outdoor rodeos in the world. And the number of pairs of running shoes bought would be enough to give each participant of the Minneapolis Marathon a new pair of running shoes every time they started a new mile.