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AlleyWatch

10 NYC Startups That Will Make Your Holiday Shopping a Breeze

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. And that’s just the beginning. From now until, well, just about the end of the year, it’s going to be a shopfest, whether you like it or not, because just about everyone has to get something for someone.

Source: AlleyWatch

Wanelo

Wanelo Adds Buy Technology

Wanelo had just one thing holding it back from becoming a true social shopping platform: the ability to purchase within the app. But that will change today with the launch of Buy on Wanelo, the social shopping site’s first effort at integrating commerce within its mobile experience.

Net-a-Porter

Net-a-Porter Owner Said to Consider 2015 IPO

Cie. Financiere Richemont SA is considering an initial public offering of online retailer Net-a-Porter Ltd. as soon as next year, people with knowledge of the situation said.

By: Bloomberg

Frank & Oak

Frank & Oak Partners With Etsy

By: Vicki M. Young. Source: WWD Men’s e-tail brand Frank & Oak is partnering with Etsy for a line of home products. The line…

The Elder Statesman

The Elder Statesman Opens First Store

The founder and owner of luxe cashmere lifestyle brand The Elder Statesman started his line in 2007 with a cashmere blanket, then not only soldiered on through the recession with items retailing in the thousands of dollars but also grew into a ready-to-wear, accessories, eyewear and kids clothing brand.

Nasty Girl

First Look at the Nasty Gal Store

“I can’t believe I’m standing here. Is this really my store?” Sophia Amoruso asked the circle of Nasty Gal staffers who were surrounding her two days before her first brick-and-mortar opening today at 8115 Melrose Avenue. “It’s magical.”

By: Marcy Medina. Source: WWD

EBay

EBay Pushes Local Delivery in Renewed Bet on Retail

EBay Inc is retooling its local delivery program and extending more logistics options to smaller merchants that make up the bulk of the e-commerce giant’s sprawling base of marketplace sellers.

By: Reuters

Zady

Zady Launching ‘Sourced In’ Initiative

Zady has a new “Sourced In” initiative to speed up the apparel industry’s standard for supply chain transparency. The initiative is meant to go beyond the “Made In…” tag found on apparel, and is aimed at pushing brands to disclose every level of their product supply chain.

By: Vicki M. Young. Source: WWD