Fashion beats computers as top online retail buy Business First of Louisville - August 31, 2007 http://louisville.bizjournals.com/louisville/stories/2007/09/03/focus6.html?f=et169&b=1188792000^1513887&ana=e_vert For the first time, clothing has beat out computers as the top consumer goods sold online. Apparel, accessories and footwear accounted for $18.3 billion in Internet sales, according to a study conducted by Forrester Research Inc. on behalf of shop.org, the National Retail Federation's network for online retailers. "Apparel retailers have overcome a number of hurdles to encourage shoppers to buy clothing and accessories online," Shop.org executive director Scott Silverman said in a news release. "Retailers are doing such a great job online that in some cases it's easier to find and buy clothing on the Web than it is in a store." Computer hardware and software accounted for $17.2 billion, followed by automobiles and auto parts at $16.7 billion.