Live Video Debuting On Saks Web Site

Saks is seeing how far it can take Web multimedia, by trying to morph its online catalogue with live video and creating a live model runway show.

The test focuses on Saks' three best-selling departments: Contemporary ready-to-wear, handbags, and shoes, according to this MediaPost story. "Since Saks knows that about 99 percent of its shoppers have broadband access, 'it's been great for us,'" said Denise Incandela, president of Saks Direct. "You can have movement, voice-over, music and information, with narrators talking about what's important in each look."