The Latest News in Apparel Startup

Rent the runway

Rent the Runway and Kate Spade Execs Talk Omnichannel Strategies

Jennifer Fleiss, cofounder and head of business development at Rent the Runway, and Amy McManus, vice president of e-commerce for North America at Kate Spade & Co., shared insights into their omnichannel business strategies in a roundtable discussion

By: Lisa Lockwood. Source: WWD

Everlane

HOW EVERLANE’S PETRA LANGEROVA IS MAKING IT IN FASHION

Petra Langerova is not afraid to take risks. In April 2013, the designer left a high-powered job at Gap to become the first head of design at Everlane, an upstart online-native retailer that specializes in contemporary basics.

By: Lauren Invik. Source: Fashionista

Teel Lidow

Clothing that goes from farm to fashion

By: Adrianne Pasquarelli. Source: Crain’s New York Business Teel Lidow’s Boerum Apparel is one of several fashion firms at the vanguard of sustainable sourcing…

Shinola Taps Lambertson, Truex

Detroit-based watch, bike and leather accessories brand Shinola is getting new design directors–and they are well-known names. The brand announced recently that Richard Lambertson and John Truex will be coming on board to expand the accessories and leather goods categories.
By: Christopher Blomquist Source: SportsWearNet

Bow & Drape

6 designers shaking up fashion

These designers are changing the way we dress, accessorize and shop, from custom made-to-fit dresses to smart jewelry that’s actually stylish.

By: Sarah Ashley O’Brien. Source: CNN