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Zara Sets Date For First American E-Commerce Site

zara fall 2011Zara has finally set a date for their first American e-commerce site. The Spain based fast fashion chain will start selling clothes online to US shoppers on September 7th, the day before New York Fashion Week starts. I can’t believe that is a little more than a month away. I am too excited for this.

Earlier in the week, fast fashion chain H&M also revealed via Twitter that it too was going to open their online shop fro Americans, but they only revealed that it would be in early 2012. First they told us fall of 2011, now early 2012. They need to get on the ball and hurry up! Photo from Zara.

Why Don”t We Have A Zara Store Near Us?

Zara Fall 2011

Why don’t we have a Zara store near us? My town is finally getting a Forever 21. I don’t know if it will even carry the Forever 21+ brand. The closest H&M and and Zara stores are three hours away. I would have to drive for three hours, then get stuck in the crazy Atlanta traffic, and stay over night so I wouldn’t be sleepy on the ride home. Perusing the racks at H&M during Lanvin madness is out of the question. Checking out this new Zara collection in the flesh is out of the question as well.

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Are H&M and Zara Moving To The Internet?

From Handbag.com:

High street brands H&M; and Zara are to launch online stores next year.

Two of the UK’s most popular high street brands, H&M; and Zara, will next year set up shop in the world’s busiest market place: the world wide web.

The long-awaited move by both companies is a bid to satisfy customer demand and an attempt to offset the negative effects of the recession.

In the case of H&M;, which originated in Sweden, the plan was buoyed by better-than-expected third-quarter profits. According to drapersonline.com, H&M; has this year opened 85 stores and closed nine, with the total now numbering 1,840.

Spanish label Zara, meanwhile, is joining the digital revolution as part of a shake-up by parent company Inditex. Kicking off with online sales in the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Portugal, the initiative will eventually be rolled out globally.

Issuing the group’s financial report to analysts last week, Inditex’s CEO and Deputy Chairman, Pablo Isla, called the launch, “An important strategic step, in line with the Inditex Group’s constant daily search to offer the best service to clients worldwide.”

With both sites on-track to launch with the stores’ autumn/winter 2010 collections late next year, we’re trying not to get too excited just yet, but we can’t help but fantasise about how much more exciting our virtual lunchtime shopping trips are about to become.

Large picture: H&M;, autumn/winter 2009
Small picture: Zara, autumn/winter 2009

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