Last January, 46.8% of French web users connected to a specialized fashion and/or beauty online shop for making purchases. With a rise of nearly one million unique visitors compared to January 2015, it was a great success for this retail channel!

The number of e-shoppers on specialized fashion or beauty e-shops increased...

The number of e-shoppers on specialized fashion or beauty e-shops increased by more than one million in France compared to January 2015. Photo: © Ferenc Cegledi/shutterstock.com

Clothing, shoes and makeup were particularly popular at the opening of the sales period in France on January 6, 2016. More than 5.3 million people have strolled along the virtual shelves of these e-shops, representing a 2.3 million increase compared to average daily visits in January.

As far as demographics are concerned, the e-shoppers most likely to use these retail channels belonged to the highest socio-professional categories (37%) and were aged 35 to 49 years (31.9%).