Retail Refugees

Maison Martin Margiela E-shop
October 5, 2010, 12:04 pm
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Maison Martin Margiela has followed suit to a new crop of luxury brands with online e-commerce sites as they have launched their new online home where users can purchase a large portion of the current collections…

“In celebration of the anticipated e-boutique, the fashion house is releasing an indigo denim jacket; a much celebrated piece amongst the MMM’s archive. The store, which opened its virtual doors recently, will of course be a hub for fans to discover the latest news and information about the brand and its products, as well as serving as a shop which will allow fans across the globe to purchase their favourite pieces from their own home.” (Hypebeast)

maison martin margiela e boutique 01 Maison Martin Margiela E Boutique Opening

Online Retail Networking with The Shopkeeper
November 23, 2008, 5:07 pm
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Retail Refugees has just the finishing touches on its new Social Networking portal, The Shopkeeper.

The Shopkeeper is the place for retailers, shop owners, retail employees, consultants, and investors to network and take advantage of the collective expertise and experience.  The portal features:

  • groups which can be created by region, sector, or other purpose
  • a dynamic event calendar powered by members,
  • an open photo album
  • more features to come!

Membership is open and free for anybody!  The more members we have contributing, the more powerful a resource The Shopkeeper will be for all involved, so all are highly encouraged to participate and share for the sake of all of our businesses.

Visit The Shopkeeper here!


Undercover Shoppers
November 3, 2008, 4:54 pm
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According to the Fashionista section of WWD (Womenswear Daily), there is a 12% increase in the online retail business this year versus last year.  Their theory is that because online shopping can be done semi-anonymously, people have fewer problems (or simply less paranoia) about spending money.

Not sure if this is completely accurate, but it seems like an idea that could be plausible.  With advancements in online retailing, it seems as though many signs are pointing in this direction anyway- its just a matter of timing.  Regardless, I am sure that Amazon, Zappos, and Etsy are happy.