Weekly High Lows: Galliano Out At Galliano


online shopping rise

Highs:

  • The sale of clothing online has more than doubled in a mere five years.  Hopefully this means we’ll see some brick-and-mortar stalwarts open up virtual shops in the near future.  (Telegraph)
  • In an effort to buck the rising prices of cotton, Hanes is developing fabric made from flax.  We say it’s better than developing a non-biodegradable synthetic.  (WalletPop)
  • Speaking of brick-and-mortar, boutiques in Sydney are fighting back against the Web’s dominance, and they’re using notably fun tactics to do it.  (High Low)

Shopping for clothes online has increased, and so have physical stores’ efforts to compete.

Lows:

  • J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons paints her five-year-old son’s toenails pink and Fox News has a conniption.  Why is it their business, exactly?  (The Cut)
  • Upon his exit from rehab in the U.S., John Galliano has been fired from Galliano.  This doesn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone as Dior owns 91% of Galliano’s eponymous line. (Vogue UK)
  • You can now throw your wedding Club Med-style, thanks to Gilt City’s all-inclusive wedding package.  What’s a downer is that it’s already sold out.  (High Low)

This is cute, not dangerous.