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UK: Amazon launches standalone footwear website | 2 Oct 09

Internet retail giant Amazon has launched a new standalone UK website selling shoes and handbags in a bid to boost its share of the online fashion, footwear and accessories market.

INSIGHT: Walmart’s new website speeds online fashion race | 1 Sep 09

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, is to sell products from other retailers on its website as part of a new online mall called Walmart Marketplace.

Spotlight on...Zappos and Amazon “sitting in a tree” | 18 Aug 09

Few corporate deals have met with such unanimous praise as Amazon’s recently announced acquisition of online footwear retailer Zappos for about US$900m. Richard Woodard looks at why the deal has been received so positively – and wonders if Amazon could learn a lesson or two from its new buy.

US: Target to take website control back from Amazon | 10 Aug 09

Discount retailer Target Corp plans to build and manage its own online retail platform in time for the 2011 holiday season – in a move that will also mark the end its 10-year ecommerce deal with Amazon.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 24 Jul 09

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

US: Gramicci links with Amazon for online sales | 15 May 08

Outdoor apparel brand Gramicci has launched its spring 2008 assortment on Amazon's Sports & Outdoors store.

Speaking with style: Nick Robertson, CEO, Asos | 20 Mar 08

Online fashion retailer Asos seems to be coasting through the retail slump with two main selling points - Internet and celebrity. Joe Ayling interviews Asos CEO Nick Robertson to find out more.

US: Paris Hilton shoes to launch at Macy's | 24 Jan 08

The footwear collection from celebrity Paris Hilton will be launched next month at Macy's South Coast Plaza.

UK: John Lewis voted the nation’s favourite retailer | 11 Jan 08

Department store chain John Lewis has been voted the UK’s favourite retailer in a poll of over 6,000 shoppers.

US: Amazon raises outlook as Q3 profit soars | 24 Oct 07

Third quarter profit at Inc has more than quadrupled after the internet retailer reported strong sales in all categories.

UK: Former Tesco clothing exec named CEO at | 19 Oct 07

Tesco’s Central European clothing boss is leaving the supermarket group to take up the top post at online lingerie and swimwear retailer

US: Amazon soars in Q2 with 257% profit hike | 26 Jul 07

Shares in Internet-based retailer Amazon went through the roof this week as the company nearly tripled its second quarter profits.

UK: Amazon to launch shoes, accessories site? | 28 Jun 07

Following on from its success in the US, top online retailer Amazon is planning to launch a footwear and accessories site in Britain later this year, according to media reports.

US: Apparel, footwear sales help Amazon double Q1 profit | 25 Apr 07

Online retail giant Inc has more than doubled its first quarter profit, helped by strong sales of general merchandise, which includes apparel and shoes.

AUSTRALIA: Billabong makes 13.8% half-year profit | 23 Feb 07

Australian surfwear company Billabong International has reported a 13.8% lift in net profit for the six months of its financial year, which ended 31 December 2006, with strong growth worldwide.

Clothing companies cash in on e-commerce | 13 Feb 07

Despite the limitations of selling fashion over the internet, online purchases appeared to buck the downward trend in festive retail sales. Rebecca Danton finds out why more and more retailers are turning to e-commerce, while new research suggests that online fashion sales could increase by GBP134m (US$264m) a year if websites address customer behaviour patterns and provide more product information.

UK: M&S continues on road to recovery after another strong quarter | 9 Jan 07

Recovering retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) is cautiously optimistic on future trading after posting higher organic sales for its sixth quarter in a row.

US: Amazon launches shoes and handbags website | 8 Jan 07

Top online retailer Amazon has launched a new website specifically selling handbags and shoes.

US: Amazon buys apparel retailer Shopbop | 28 Feb 06

Leading online retailer has bought fashion retailer, which will be operated in addition to Amazon’s existing apparel and accessories store.

US: Harold’s Stores starts selling on Amazon | 3 Feb 06

Apparel retailer Harold's Stores yesterday (2 February) commenced sales of apparel, shoes and accessories through Internet retailer in its first online alignment.

US: Fashion House grows e-commerce, hires creative director | 21 Dec 05

Women’s footwear business The Fashion House has expanded its online distribution network, and has appointed a senior vice president and creative director.

USA: Bluefly Launches Storefront On | 8 Oct 04

Online designer brands retailer Bluefly Inc has launched its storefront in’s Apparel & Accessories section.

USA: Jan-Feb Sales Jump 90% | 10 Mar 04

Sales at’s online Apparel & Accessories Store jumped by 90 per cent in the first two months of 2004 the internet retailer said on Tuesday, prompting new names to join the site.

USA: Amazon Opens Online Sporting Goods Store | 23 Sep 03 Inc, the world's biggest Internet retailer, has launched a sporting goods store on its website to sell equipment, clothing and other items for more than 50 sports.

USA: Children's Place Ventures Into | 1 Jul 03

Kids' clothing chain Children's Place Retail Stores Inc on Monday said its apparel was now available to buy through Inc.

USA: Apparel Is Amazon’s Fastest-Growing Category | 12 Mar 03

Apparel is now the fastest-growing category on in terms of number of units sold, just four months after its launch.

USA: Amazon Officially Opens Online Fashion Store | 8 Nov 02

Internet retailer on Thursday officially opened its new apparel store featuring fashions and accessories from around 400 of the world's major fashion brands. The Seattle-based company debuted the store last week and after a seven day trial in which it sold 14,487 shirts, 1,843 jackets, 2,712 sweaters, 3,254 pairs of shoes and 3,287 pairs of underwear, has now gone fully "live" with the store.

USA: Amazon Launches Online Apparel Store | 1 Nov 02

Online retailer on Thursday ended months of speculation by launching a new apparel store on its Web site featuring fashions and accessories from 400 of the world’s major brands.

USA: Amazon To Launch Online Apparel Store Soon - Paper | 30 Oct 02

Leading web retailer Amazon is developing an online apparel store to take advantage of a product line that is growing in popularity with Internet shoppers, media reports again claimed on Wednesday.

Are you ready for the multichannel challenge? Bobbin Publishing Group | 24 Oct 01

Internet retailing of apparel and sewn products is here to stay and is steadily growing. Both e-tailers and the vendors supporting them face the need to continually sharpen their strategies and balance online interests with traditional concerns says Jules Abend.



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