Black Friday Shoppers Preferred Online to In-Store [National Retail Federation]
According to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, the number of Black Friday shoppers increased by three million this year - topping out at 154 million in 2016, up from 151 million in 2015 - including both online and in-store shoppers. Millennials made up the majority of shoppers, and 8 in 10 millennials shopped. As has been the continued trend, more consumers shopped online than in-store. Department stores were favored by customers frequenting brick-and-mortar shops, and they had more than 50 percent of the in-store foot-traffic. Average spending per person was approximately $289, down $10 from the $299 average last year.
Gucci Releases Limited-Edition Book of Cruise 2017 Show Photos [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Gucci is publishing a limited-edition book, Blind for Love, featuring photographs by Nick Waplington from the Gucci Cruise 2017 show which took place in June at Westminster Abbey. Published by Assouline, the tome showcases designer Alessandro Michele's runway looks as well as behind-the-scenes and backstage moments from the show. The book ($95) will be available beginning Thursday at select retailers as well as online at Assouline.com.
Joe Corre Made Good on His Promise to Burn His Punk Memorabilia [Instagram/Twitter]
While Americans spent the weekend feasting, Joe Corre, founder of lingerie label Agent Provocateur and son of designer Vivienne Westwood and Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, spent it purging, making good on his promise to burn his $8 million collection of punk memorabilia, including Sex Pistols merchandise. Corre outfitted four mannequins modeled after British politicians in punk gear as well, which he deigned as a "new band" called "Extinction." The show, which was an anti-celebration of the 40th anniversary of the punk movement, featured the 48-year-old burning the pieces on a pirate ship in the middle of the Thames.
A photo posted by Burn Punk London (@burnpunklondon) on Nov 27, 2016 at 9:03am PST
Karlie Kloss Is Out, Kendall Jenner Is In for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show [Instagram]
After a brief hiatus from Instagram, Kendall Jenner used the social media app to confirm that she is indeed walking alongside besties Gigi and Bella Hadid in her second Victoria's Secret Fashion show, taking place Wednesday in Paris and airing Dec. 5 on CBS. However, Karlie Kloss, who has walked in the show since 2013, will not be making an appearance due to a "work obligation."
A photo posted by Kendall (@kendalljenner) on Nov 27, 2016 at 5:53am PST