U.S. consumers rushed to Thanksgiving week deals, taking advantage of irresistible holiday specials. Black Friday retail sales were up 13% from last year and Cyber Monday sales jumped 30%, according to International Business machines Corp. From the newest razor-thin LED TVs to exquisite fashion gems, shoppers are increasingly making purchases online.
Luminate's Product-in-the-Picture feature helps viewers "shop the look" in their favorite fashion and entertainment images. Across Luminate's fashion publishers the last week, we saw increased shopping interest in two antithetical categories -- Holiday party formal ensembles and warm weather vacation garb.
This winter season's gowns included a wide range of length and sleeve styles. Black Halo's elegant black vented cap sleeve dress was a popular choice on and off the red carpet. Gold silk and sequin dresses by Aidan Mattox and Nicole Miller received the most clicks from shoppers who wanted to stand out at their big events. For shoppers looking to escape to warmer climates, Nanette Lepore's floral maxi dress was the preferred vacation uniform.
And let's not forget the men! The most clicked men's product was Christian Louboutin's rollerboy spikes pony hair shoes. Now those will definitely stand out in the crowd.