Gilt

There’s something rotten in the state of e-tail – or so it seems. In the last week, both Kate Bostock, the old retail hand filched with great fanfare from M&S by ASOS.com, and Sarah Curran, the founder of My-Wardrobe.com, have left their respective e-ventures – both departures coming just after Aslaug Magnusdottir left her job as CEO of ModaOperandi.com, which she helped launch, last May. Three high-profile executives leaving three of the more successful (and established) fashion etailers in two months? This strike anyone else as weird?
 

Attention luxury shoppers: finally some news that would indicate the industry is not in quite as dire straits as trend-watchers keep predicting thanks to its foot-dragging, Luddite-like approach to on-line shopping. Read on! 

Some of the world may be obsessed with fashion that hasn’t yet happened – ie, the stuff currently appearing on runways – but the folks at eBay are much more interested in the profit potential of immediate gratification. How else to think about their new venture, the eBay Fashion Outlet. It’s like Bicester Village or Woodbury Common, but open 24/7 and delivering all the time!