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E-tailers cater to upscale shoppers

As the holidays quickly approach, retailers are tailoring their shops online, selling everything from lavish jewelry and high-end cosmetics to specialty toys and cashmere pillows.

 

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As the holidays quickly approach, retailers are tailoring their shops online, selling everything from lavish jewelry and high-end cosmetics to specialty toys and cashmere pillows.

"The competition is steep and the stakes are high to get those eyeballs and consumer dollars."

- Liz Leonard, Gomez Advisors analyst

 


Ashford.com hopes to sparkle with jewelry sales
The online retailer will sell jewelry and diamonds on its Web site, its boldest foray into the luxury goods market.

Beauty sites make over the Web
The cosmetics industry is getting a makeover online this fall, just in time to capture some of the estimated $8 billion in sales for the holiday shopping season.

FAO Schwarz gears up for online holiday season
FAO Schwarz is celebrating plans for a more customer-friendly Web site this holiday season, but industry observers say the toy retailer will still have a difficult time competing with online rivals.

Banana Republic opens doors of online store
The apparel retailer is launching its online store, revving up parent company Gap Incorporated's e-commerce strategy in time for the holiday season.