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TheTake

TheTake Just Raised $2M So You Can Buy That Thing You Saw In That Movie

TheTake has raised $2 million in its first round of venture financing as it looks to roll out a mobile application and further develop its website allowing shoppers to buy almost anything they’ve seen on screen in a feature film, or film trailer.

By: Jonathan Shieber. Source: TechCrunch

Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal Lays Off Up To 10 Percent Of Its Workforce

Several sources confirm Nasty Gal has laid off up to 27 employees in the last week. “Business is down dramatically and leadership has been in panic mode for months,” according to one source.

By: Sarah Buhr. Source: TechCrunch

JustFab

JustFab Fitted With $1 Billion Valuation For Fashion E-Commerce

Investors are backing fashion e-commerce startup JustFab Inc. at a $1 billion valuation, marking the latest example of public investors eager to own a share of a private company they hope will be the next hot IPO.

By: Lizette Chapman. Source: Wall Street Journal

Zady

ZADY, One Year In, Is Launching A Private Label

t’s been exactly one year since Zady, the conscious e-commerce site founded by Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi, went live. Up next: a Zady label. The first product, a women’s sweater, will be available in time for the holidays.

By: Lauren Sherman. Source: Fashionista

Stich Fix

A New Kind of E-Commerce Adds a Personal Touch

Katrina Lake started Stitch Fix, a women’s clothing retailer that sends its customers boxes of clothes that are picked by a combination of personal stylists and big data