Future of Retail

Digital fashion retailer Dolls Kill raises $40 million in Series B funding

Dolls Kill, a Los Angeles-based fashion brand and retailer, raised $40 million in Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital.

Why it matters: This is Hot Topic for digital natives, leveraging social media comments to find its models and focusing on sub-cultures that often congregate online.

Online retailers dominate holiday shopping

An Amazon fulfillment center, fully stocked for Black Friday. Photo: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images
An Amazon fulfillment center, fully stocked for Black Friday. Photo: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images

More and more people are dodging the long lines and busy parking lots of Black Friday — and planning to do their holiday shopping online instead.

The big picture: Despite headlines and reports describing a retail apocalypse, brick-and-mortar stores still easily trump e-commerce sites, with online shopping claiming only about 10% of all retail. But when it comes to shopping around the holidays, online has a much larger share.