Bricks Versus Clicks

Just going through my usual dose of fashion news online… D&G shows some major online love, even placing YOOX.com's CEO front row at their show yesterday afternoon.

bryanboy, tommy ton of jakandjil, garancedore

From today's Women's Wear Daily:

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Bloggers
are now officially front-row material. At least that was the case at
the D&G show on Thursday, where Neiman Marcus’ Burt Tansky and
Saks’ Steve Sadove and other retail heavyweights were accommodated in
the second row, and further back for fashion directors. In front of
them were four high-profile bloggers — The Sartorialist’s Scott
Schuman, Garance Doré of garancedore.fr, Tommy Ton of jakandjil.com
and Bryan Boy of bryanboy.com. And to make their job easier, two desks
and four laptops were set up right in front of them, entirely
operative, as there's no time to waste in cyberspace.

From Wall Street Journal's Christina Binkley (via twitter):

  • Arrived in Milan from LA in time to change my shoes and race to DandG. Always weird to see the Saks execs sitting 2nd row in Europe.
  • Well, Saks may be 2nd row at DandG (so am I), but Bergdorf's and Neiman are 3rd. Correlation to their sales? Milan fashion week.
  • Honestly – It's a
    new world order: federico marchetti, ceo of online retailer Yoox, is
    front row at D+G. saks, bergdorf, neiman's, aren't.