Even though we can't seem to explain our total fangirl obsession with Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Fortune sure can. In fact, the money mag has named Bezos its 2012 Businessperson of the Year. Here are seven things we learned about the brain behind one of our favorite online retailing empires from Fortune's profile, "Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The Ultimate Disrupter":1. Senior management meeting agendas at Amazon include a preliminary silent-reading portion,where team members read six...Read Full Story
As 2012 comes to a close, media outlets all over the world are ramping up their inevitable end-of-year story line-ups, showcasing the best and the brightest of the past year. This morning, fashion trade paper WWD released nominations for its annual "Newsmaker of the Year" award—a list of designers, industry insiders, retailers, and more. On the list? Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos(we're total fans here at StyleBistro). His nomination reads:
Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994 in his Seattle...Read Full Story
How great would it be if Tim Gunn could help you decide what to wear to your holiday parties? We can see it now. "This worries me," he might say, as you pull on your snowflake-print sweater.Now he can help you "make it work," in a way, thanks to the Project Runway mentor's new partnership with Amazon's flash sale site MyHabit.com.
Gunn has created a holiday boutique filled with his favorite festive partywear, like sequined Badgley Mischka designs, peplum...Read Full Story
Two great pieces of retail news to report this morning—Shopbop.com, one of our favorite women's e-comm sites (hello, free shipping + returns!) is about to launch a shopping site for guys. According to a report in WWD, Shopbop's parent company, Amazon.com, is keen to up its stakes in the fashion game—the mega-retailer has, in the past few years launched its own flash-sale site, MyHabit.com, acquired Zappos.com, and has vastly expanded its offerings on Amazon.com/fashion.The new Shopbop for men...Read Full Story
Are we witnessing the breaking of the fashion e-commerce bubble? This past week, Gilt announced it will be shuttering its full-price menswear e-tailer Park & Bond—and now we hear that Endless.com is closing shop and its retail operations will be absorbed by parent company Amazon.com.According to an announcement posted on the shoe retailer's website, operations will cease on Endless.com September 27th.
On September 27th, Endless.com will become part of Amazon.com/Fashion. This new style...Read Full Story