Shopping Spree
Though I originally planned to give away a Mulberry Bayswater, I am actually much more excited for this:

A Giveaway of $1000!

Since I wanted to provide a financial and worthwhile equivalent to the Bayswater, I didn’t want to substitute a bag for the sake of a bag. I thought – since She Said Style is a style guide and so much more – a shopping spree is something any and all of you would enjoy! We’re talking a lump sum for one lucky winner to spend in any online store, or collection of stores, as long as your total (shipping included) doesn’t exceed $1000.

$1000 SHOPPING SPREE — GIVEAWAY DETAILS

To enter, you must purchase She Said Style. The e-mail address used to purchase the book will be checked if the winner is selected through any of the additional entry options.

For additional entries, each step you complete from the list below will earn an extra giveaway entry (as mentioned above, book purchase will be checked if an additional entry is selected):

1. Become a fan of Lela London on Facebook (+1 entry).
2. Sign up to Lela London’s mailing list (+1 entry).
3. Leave a comment below telling me your favourite chapter of She Said Style (+1 entry).
4. Tweet about the giveaway. Tweet must include ‘@lelalondon’. (+1 entry).
5. Follow Lela London on Twitter (+1 entry).
6. Link to the giveaway through your blog (+1 entry).

Giveaway ends August 1, 2011 at midnight PST. Open worldwide. If you are under 16, please ask your parents for permission to enter.

Thank you for your support! Fingers crossed!

Net a Porter Live
Ever wanted to peek into the shopping carts of the rich and fabulous? Net-a-Porter is making it very, very possible.

With a widget called “World View“, the online shopping powerhouse has given everyone with internet access the ability to see what designer items are being bought, right as it happens.

If you want to hop from location to location, checking out the style selections of 14,000+ users at a time, I highly recommend a trip down their mesmerizing e-lane.

Mary Kate Ashley Olsen
Fashion butterflies ahead! Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are branching out from their uber-successful clothing lines with an e-commerce venture named “StyleMint“. When it launches this July, members will be able to take style quizzes which will tailor purchase suggestions, with the recommendations becoming more specific based on items bought. Facebook and Twitter will also be integrated to help collect opinions from your ‘friends’ or ‘fans’. Best part? Price! The first collection – eight designer tees – will sell for $29.99 each.

“Online commerce is the perfect medium for us to create a new brand that is as much about the clothing as it is about the customer experience.”
Ashley Olsen

On the subject of customer experience, Swedish telecom company 3 have gone all Minority Report on us with the creation of the most interactive online shopping experience I’ve seen. Using their new tappable, slideable, webcam-connected interfaces, salespeople for the brand are completely immersed in your online shopping. Hooray technology! Check out the video below to see more: