Amazon Launches Invite-Only Luxury Offering in Another Blow to Department Stores

As if department stores didn’t have enough to contend with, there’s now another well-positioned peddler of high-end fashion on the scene and it’s a name everyone will recognize.

Amazon announced today the debut of Luxury Stores, a members-only fashion division within the regular app where consumers can purchase from upscale designers such as Oscar de la Renta. The store launches with the pre-fall and fall/winter 2020 collections, including handbags, ready-to-wear, accessories and the soon-to-launch childrenswear, of the New York-based de la Renta brand.

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Tyler has robust experience leading multi-year sourcing initiatives within Higher Education, Retail, Consumer Products, Transportation and Energy, achieving over $250M in strategic profitability improvement. He has over 10 years of sourcing experience and developing strategic solutions regarding innovation, automation, process improvements, and strategic programs integral in generating substantial strategic profitability improvement. He has completed projects in a multitude of sourcing categories including temporary labor, most facilities (material and services) areas, IT hardware and software, scientific supplies, supply chain/transportation, outsourcing and human resource benefits. Tyler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a published author in Internet Retailer.