QVC, a home shopping network and e-commerce site, has acquired Send the Trend, a recently launched e-commerce site that brings personalization to the world of fashion accessories. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Send the Trend had previously raised $3 million from Battery Ventures and Founder Collective.
Send the Trend offers its customers personalized, affordable accessories such as fashion jewelry, sunglasses, scarves and more. The site takes you through a very short survey of what kind of accessories you may want, and it then provides stylist-curated customized recommendations for five different accessories for you. You can then buy any of the items for $30, with free shipping included for U.S. customers.
As we’ve written in the past, Send The Trend aims to differentiate itself through curation and personalization features. Last year, the startup launched MyStyle, which allows you to create an online Send the Trend store filled with your favorite accessories from the site. You can upload your picture, choose the words that describe your style and Send the Trend will pre-select products based on your preferences. You can also manually add items you like to your MyStyle page.
So what does QVC want with Send The Trend? According to the company, QVC’s e-commerce could be paired with Send the Trend’s use of customization and personalization. Additionally, Send the Trend will continue to operate as a separate e-commerce site. The New York Post reported a few days ago that the startup was set to be acquired by a TV company but it was unclear who the acquirer was.
Send the Trend is an e-commerce site for accessories and beauty, co-founded by Divya Gugnani and Mariah Chase. Customers indicate their style preferences and every month, products are chosen for individual customers based on their responses. Accessories are $29.95, while some handbags are $39.95 or $49.95 and all include purchases include free shipping. The site features include My Style, whereby customer create their own curated Send the Trend e-boutiques. Customers can earn credits on Send the Trend...