An article in the NY Times talks about how Gabrielle Chanel would market her products by now:

Through her blog, CocoDope.com, she would not only acquire a dedicated audience, but she would also understand that she had lost her customers by the time the sales racks of Saks or the worthy pages of Vogue could carry her name into the heartland. She would realize, above all, that to be an iconoclast in 2006 she would have to think of Web technology not merely as a marketing and selling tool but also as the primary form of expression in her time.

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