The Latest News in Apparel Startup

Weddington Way

Bridal Market Breakthrough Draws Venture Backing

Technology that makes it easier to find clothing you love is yesterday’s news. Using technology for a collaborative shopping experience and to find clothing that anticipates trends —now that’s something!

By: Geri Stengel. Source: Forbes

Tinker tailor

Tinker Tailor Teams Up With Fivestory

It didn’t take long for Tinker Tailor founder and chief executive officer Aslaug Magnusdottir to realize she needed a solid off-line presence to help build the luxe start-up’s business online.

By Rachel Strugatz. Source: WWD

Kit and Ace

Kit and Ace Blends Cashmere with Innovation

There’s a new breed of luxury performance apparel, and at the helm of this growing category is the Wilson family. Patriarch Chip Wilson initiated a world where yoga pants rule when he launched Lululemon, and now his wife Shannon and son JJ are cracking into basics with Kit and Ace.

By: Angela Velasquez. Source: Sourcing Journal

Eloquii

Plus-Size Fashion Brand Eloquii Raises $6M, Targets Majority of Women

After being rescued during a liquidation sale, women’s fashion brand Eloquii Design Inc. relaunched and gained fast traction with plus-sized, trend-conscious women. Now the startup has attracted investors, securing a $6 million Series A round to expand the product line and bolster marketing.

By: Lizette Champan. Source: Wall Street Journal

Men's style lab

Men’s Style Lab $1.1M Angel Round led by Retail Veterans

Men’s Style Lab, Inc., an online concierge clothing service that provides style for everyday guys, today announced the close of a $1.1 million angel funding round. It’s a follow-on funding to a $750,000 round raised earlier this summer: what a way to kick off the first week back from Thanksgiving.