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Amazon buys Shopbop fashion site
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Consumers are buying more and more online
Online retailer Amazon has bought internet fashion company Shopbop.com, as it continues to expand the goods it sells to consumers.

Amazon did not disclose the amount it paid for the Wisconsin-based company.

Shopbop sells women's clothes, shoes and accessories from 75 designers such as Marc Jacobs and Juicy Couture.

Since it started 10 years ago, Amazon has changed from a book seller into one of the world's biggest online retailers selling everything from DVDs to gems.

Amazon said that Shopbop will continue to operate as a "stand-alone site".

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