zulily Unveils Top Ten Cities Most Ready for the 2014 Holiday Season

SEATTLE, Nov. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- zulily, a retailer focused on all things for moms, today announced the Top Cities in the U.S. Most Ready for the Holidays, as well as those with the highest levels of a Frozen fever, based on the number of holiday and Frozen items purchased in the past year. While most shoppers are just getting started with their holiday shopping, these cities have been stocking up on holiday gifts, décor and apparel all year long. Surprisingly, a city that won't see a white Christmas topped both lists: Miami ranks number one with the most holiday purchases, as well as being the most frenzied Frozen city.

We tallied up some of our customer's favorite things for 2014

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The cities where holiday spirit is already in full swing include:

  1. Miami
  2. Atlanta
  3. Austin
  4. Raleigh
  5. Seattle
  6. Colorado Springs
  7. Houston
  8. Tulsa
  9. Las Vegas
  10. Charlotte

"Even the earliest Black Friday sales aren't soon enough for the cities on this list," said Amy E. Goodman, lifestyle editor for zulily. "This year's top 10 started making holiday purchases well before the weather changed. The yuletide spirit has been strongest in the South, as Southern cities make up more than half the list."

Twelve Months of Shopping

Holiday shopping is available and popular year round on zulily. In 2014, so far zulily shoppers have purchased...

  • 13,000+ Holiday Ornaments – enough to decorate three towering Rockefeller Christmas trees
  • 6,000+ Baking Sheets enough for bustling households to bake 72,000 gingerbread men
  • 180,000+ Tutus – enough to equip every Rockette who has ever graced the Radio City Music Hall stage about 60 costume changes
  • 8,000,000+ Pairs of Shoes – enough to outfit the entire Nutcracker cast for nearly 90,000 performances
  • 1,000,000+ Frozen Items – enough to give 27 toys to each resident of Arendal, Norway (the actual city that the "Frozen" village of Arendelle is based on)

Just Can't "Let it Go"

Disney's hit movie Frozen has been everywhere since it came out last year, and its popularity is anticipated to last through the 2014 holidays. While the Heat may be their basketball team, Frozen dominates Miami's wish lists. In addition to being the city most ready for the holidays, the Magic City is also the most Frozen-crazed city, topping the list of cities that have purchased the most Frozen items this year:

  1. Miami
  2. Colorado Springs
  3. Portland
  4. Omaha
  5. Las Vegas
  6. Atlanta
  7. Virginia Beach
  8. Raleigh
  9. Seattle
  10. Austin

To learn more about zulily and shop for great holiday deals, including zulily's "Santa's Workshop" events featuring the best toys of the season, go to www.zulily.com

About zulily, inc.

zulily (http://www.zulily.com) is a retailer obsessed with bringing moms special finds every day—all at incredible prices. We feature an always-fresh curated collection for the whole family, including clothing, home decor, toys, gifts and more. Unique products from up-and-coming brands are featured alongside favorites from top brands, giving customers something new to discover each morning. zulily was launched in 2010 and is headquartered in Seattle with offices in Reno, Columbus and London. zulily's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol ZU.

CONTACT: Laura Jones media@zulily.com 206-724-0500 ext. 4037

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