WWD is reporting that eLuxury.com is shutting down the retail part of the site over the next six months and will continue as an online magazine. Oh noes! I love that site.
The spokeswoman at LVMH, which owns eLuxury, apparently took a hit off her bong and, while exhaling, claimed that the closure is “not based on the site’s financial performance, but rather because many of the brands it sells have developed their own online presences.”
Seriously, she had to be high to make that statement. I don’t want to browse 50 different designers’ websites when I could just go to one site. And unless LVMH is hiring me (Arnault, call me!), what content is eLuxury going to offer that will be distinctive? There’s a lot of fashion-related content out there, produced by people who have a lot more experience with editorial than LVMH does. Or maybe, to distinguish itself, eLuxury will now serve as the exclusive distributor of nude photos of Marc Jacobs. That would make it easier for me to avoid exposure to his nether parts because I’d know what site to avoid.
I find it hard to believe that this change isn’t for financial reasons.
In other news, Dlisted, the only celebrity site I like nowadays, has this awesome line today: “I wish I could bottle her smugness and spray it on my face whenever I am not amused.” Why didn’t I write that? Damn. I like Dlisted because the dude writes outrageous, funny shizz about celebrities, but also says outrageous, funny shizz about himself. The latter quality is what saves him from the gotten-so-old, jealous-outsider-looking-in tone of most celebrity blogs.
P.S. Don’t forget to vote for me!
Shrimpton Couture says
Agreed and in fact her very reasoning contradicts her statement. If the designers have developed their own on-line presence then it stands to reason that those designers are drawing sales away from eluxury right? Which means less sales for eluxury….which means they are closing due to financial performances. Bong theory proven
Net-a-porter has probably contributed as well. They are just the best at what they do – outside of me of course
Shrimpton Cherie, Net-a-Porter will never sell vintage clothes because they’re scared of you. They know they can’t compete! Also, do you think the LVMH chick might be using prescription pills instead of weed? If so, she should share.
Little Lj says
Ah.. Marc Jacobs: MY EYES! THEY BURN!!
OKay Miss Wendy, we did as directed. But we are really a little upset as we were hoping you could at least award Cabinet Level positions in your administration after all our efforts.
I mean, no campaign stickers was bad enough.
Makes it to my list of fashion industry BS, top spot for ’09 so far.
Expect many more closings.
Fashion Critic says
i like net-a-porter .. it’s easy to navigate! i never checked out eluxury however.
also i voted!!! again!!
Little LJ, LOL! I mean, Marc has mad skillz and I love the stuff he does for Vuitton, but I just really don’t want to see that much of any dude in a picture. And I especially hate to think of a dude molesting a nice bag.
Preppy, Micgar, who nominated me, obviously dropped the ball when it came to fundraising. Darn you, Micgar!
Duchesse, yes, sadly, I expect a lot more 🙁
Critic, are you winking at me, you sly fox?
Copper, thanks for the re-vote. Net-a-Porter IS easy to navigate and I think they have more inventory than eLuxury, so maybe they did eat eLuxury’s lunch.
I’d pony up for bottle of spray smug.
That is ridiculous.
Savvy Mode SG says
oh no another one is shutting down. she is high on something to make that statement. hello, if they are making tons of money, why would they shut it down. silly woman….
La Belette Rouge says
Denial is not and BS is not only explained by bong hits, there are other drugs or mental illnesses that might cause this insanity.
Miss Janey says
The naked body paint Marc Jacobs is wearing matches exactly the tights Miss J wears with her new Marc Jacobs shoes. Coincidence?
THE HOUSE OF STYLE says
darling thank you on your sweet comments and always fun posts.just voted for you again dear! good luck x
p.s I love Marc Jacobs but what is going on with him?
Miss Janey says
Oh, and Question for WendyB:
Miss Janey voted for “change” when she clicked on WendyB’s button. What change is in the air if WendyB wins?
Couture Carrie says
That is shocking news! ELux is one of my faves 🙁
Already voted for you, darling WB!
Oh dear, that’s pretty grim news.
P.S. Jebus, thanks for the visual reminder of exactly how disturbing naked Marc Jacobs is. 😛
The Clothes Horse says
Has to be financial. And that’s about as much Marc as I can handle. @_@
I voted again.
Now a question. Have you always been a New Yorker? And if you couldn’t live there anymore, what other city would you go to?
Prunella Jones says
Dlisted is the best! I really want to marry Michael K. He’d be a great husband. We’d hang out in our pajamas and drink martinis and talk smack about people all day long. Of course, I’d have to get him super drunk and do my Johnny Depp impersonation to make him sleep with me, but we’d have the most fabulous, arch eyebrowed babies in the land.
m e l i g r o s a says
excellent analogy my dear.
Bummer. I liked shopping at eluxury.
P.S. You are the shit Wendy B!
pretty face says
Marc Jacobs, LEAVE ME ALONNNNNNNNNNNNNE
Absolutely agreed about D-Listed. He’s made me laugh out loud many times and it’s usually some self-deprecating thing about himself rather than any celebrity causing that.
Fashion Is Poison says
ah man that sucks! this economy is just terrible……
I don’t buy for a minute that eLux isn’t shutting down the sales because of bad numbers. I’m sad to see it go, regardless of the reason(s) why.
I voted for you again!
Thumbelina Fashionista says
Voted for you! As for eluxury, it’s too bad, but I agree with the others who said that Net-a-porter is better. You can’t beat same day delivery, and the selection is much better.
miss cavendish says
I’ll miss eluxury; loved to browse/research there.
-h of candid cool says
elux, shutting down??!!!
oh please, why cant they just admit, sales are down. i hate seeing all this stores, businesses, shutting down, it makes me nervous about my job!
Jen (MahaloFashion) says
Me and my boyfriend both read dlisted often, it’s one of the things I’ve managed to turn him onto.
eluxury is closing? I reckon poor sales, bitch is lying.
I don’t buy that crazy explanation either, but I’m really disappointed. eLux is one of the few online sites I’ve consistently bought from.
market publique says
Damn, that’s sad! I love eLuxury!
Sweet Nothings says
so is exlux going to have a blowout sale??
and I LOVE the original sprouse/lv collection so much better than this neon crap!
I do not know why dior homme and givenchy do not opne its online shop? Now I have to buy dior homme by the retailer store. BTW, YSL seems close the ready to wear online. feel not good now