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Loverly

Loverly Adds Smarter Search And Picks Up $3.5 Million In Series A Funding

Wedding planning marketplace Loverly has now officially announced a raise of $3.5 million in Series A funding. We reported that talks were in the $2.5 million range last April. It has since added more investors, bumping it up another million.

By: Sarah Buhr. Source: TechCrunch

Crest and Co

Crest & Co. Goes Brick and Mortar for Holiday

Crest & Co., the e-commerce destination for the one percent, will move into physical retail for the first time this week — in case consumers were growing weary of buying Lalique and Jean-Michel Jarre’s $25,000, limited-edition speaker system online.

By Rachel Strugatz. Source: WWD

Stylesaint

StyleSaint Sets Goal to Make Eco-Impact

Two-year-old digital company StyleSaint, which launched its first apparel collection a year ago, is raising its voice — and its profile — in a crowded marketplace, with two new lines and a conscious commerce initiative called Project Impact.

By: Marcy Medina. Source: WWD

rent the runway

Rent the Runway Goes Exclusive

Rent the Runway’s going exclusive for the first time. A group of seven designers created a 25-piece collection specifically for the Web site, which is celebrating its five-year anniversary.

By: Rachel Strugatz. Source: WWD

Rent The Runway

Rent the Runway CEO on Why Relationships Trump Data

Even in today’s digital world, no amount of data can take the place of trust built through personal relationships. Rent the Runway’s Jennifer Hyman explains.

By: Graham Winfrey. Source: Inc.

Zady

Zady’s Maxine Bédat Talks Values in Retail

Zady was founded to highlight organic apparel as a lifestyle for Millennials seeking an alternative to the disposable fads of “fast fashion.”

By: Vicki M. Young. Source: WWD

Rent the Runway

INSIDE RENT THE RUNWAY’S SECRET DRY-CLEANING EMPIRE

THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB AT RENT THE RUNWAY IS NOT ENGINEERING, WEB DESIGN, OR MARKETING. IT’S DRY CLEANING, AND THESE GUYS ARE THE NAVY SEALS OF STAINS.

By: Rebecca Greenfield. Source: Fast Company