Some tech companies look to change the way we communicate or can travel in space. Teespring helps people sell t-shirts. Custom, well-made t-shirts. And it’s good at what it does.
Toronto-based startup Rent frock Repeat, a designer dress rental service, has raised $1.15-million in a funding round led by two Otttawa-based female angel investors.
By: Armina Ligaya. Source: Financial Post
Into the Gloss’ Emily Weiss has a sweeping vision for her new beauty line Glossier, the social brand born online that’s built on a two-way dialogue with consumers.
Founder and CEO of American Giant discusses why highly informed and vocal consumers spending their money on products that matter to them represents a profound shift in retail.
By: Timothy Ryan. Source: PSFK
PSFK caught up with Soraya Darabi and Maxine Bedat, founders of Zady, to discuss some of the key ideas to look out for in the Future of Retail
By: PSFK Labs
Historically, an item of clothing was not produced until a customer ordered it. In an industry that has moved beyond bespoke toward mass offshore production of fast fashion, online retailers Gustin, The Petite Shop, and Before the Label are bringing decision-making back to the customer and production back to the United States for faster turnaround and lower minimums.
The former men’s fashion director of Neiman Marcus is now collaborating with Birchbox Man to select his top grooming picks. In addition, Wooster has also created a capsule collection of bags and the requisite dopp kit that will be featured at Birchbox’s holiday pop-up shop
By: Jean E. Palmieri. Source: WWD
A little more than a month after launching its own range of beauty products,Into the Gloss has closed $8.4 million in venture capital financing from investors, adding to the $2 million it raised last fall.
By: Eliza Brooke. Source: Fashionista
New wave surfwear labels such as Saturdays and Cuisse de Grenouille are rising from the rubble of the ‘big three’ surf brands.
By: Lauren Sherman. Source: Business of Fashion
When a large, established corporation like Coca-Cola announced that they are going to be helping startups around the world succeed, the news caused a fuss, as might be expected.
By: Murray Newlands. Source: Inc.
Why would Gilt Groupe cofounder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson leave a $600 million-a-year company for Glamsquad, a small startup? Part of it is the challenge of helping to revolutionize the way women spend money on themselves yet again.
By: Teresa Novellino. Source: The Business Journal
Founder of Story discusses how her rotating retail space merges merchandising, marketing, and business development to refresh content and connect to shopper needs and interests
By: Michelle Hum. Source: PSFK
There are already a gabazillion flash sale sites and apps available, but the Berkeley, California-based founders of Peach App believe that there is still room for innovation in the world of online impulse buying.
By: Catherine Shu. Source: TechCrunch
An e-commerce company called VIDA, backed by Google Ventures, Universal Music Group and others, is today launching today its site that connects shoppers with “socially-responsible” apparel and accessories from artisans and designers around the world.
By: Sarah Perez. Source: TechCrunch
AYR, the sophisticated female counterpart to men’s e-commerce apparel brand Bonobos, has been on the market for nine months now and co-founder Maggie Winter admits that sometimes it feels like they’re in second place.
When you’re the giant in a market, it’s difficult not to become complacent and stale. In the past few years, Nike has managed to do the exact opposite.
By: Daniel Roberts. Source: Fortune
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
Mobile payments company Square is today kicking off pre-orders for its new chip-based card readers, which were first announced earlier this year and intended to replace the current devices that read cards’ magnetic stripes.
By: Ingrid Lunden. Source: TechCrunch
A bold entrepreneur with a radical startup. An African-American. In tech, those two phrases usually don’t go together. Enter Tristan Walker.
By: J.J McCorvey. Source: Fast Company
Fitbit, the pioneering maker of health and fitness tracking gear, today provided some insight into just how hard hardware is for a startup.
By: Robert Hof. Source: Forbes
iPad POS vendor Revel System announced it has scored $100 million in new funding to take on the likes of Square, NCR, and others in the still-growing market of brick-and-mortar electronic commerce.
By: Barry Levine. Source: VentureBeat