Back in July, we caught up with New York-based startup NoMoreRack, a flash sales site that, unlike some of the most popular players in the space, isn’t relying on luxury products or fashion to drive traffic. Instead, the young startup offers everyday products at reduced prices — an average of 70 to 80 percent off everything from consumer electronics to clothing — in an effort to become the… → Read More
Combine online flash sales with an emerging consumer market hungry for luxury clothing brands and you get what Bêmbele CEO Dean Schaffer hopes will be a recipe for success in Latin America. The site, which went live for Colombian buyers yesterday, sells designer men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from brands like Nicole Miller, BCBG Generation and M Missoni, among others. → Read More
With today’s launch of Dinda.com.br, the founding team behind Brazil-based Baby.com.br, is expanding into a new vertical following the success of its original, but more traditional, e-commerce offering targeting new parents. While Baby.com.br is like a Diapers.com for Brazil (and local competitor with Bebestore), with Dinda.com.br, the company is introducing Brazil’s first flash sales site for… → Read More
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Totsy, which, for those unfamiliar, was one of the first flash sales sites to focus exclusively on mothers. The startup launched in 2009, capitalizing early on what would become the Flash Sales Gold Rush, following in the footsteps of successful predecessors like Rue La La and Gilt Groupe. From the outset, Totsy sought to differentiate itself from the crowd… → Read More
In the same week that Fab snapped up UK design site Llustre and set its sights on more European expansion, some growth news from another big online fashion commerce player: KupiVIP, the Gilt Groupe of Russia, has raised another $38 million in funding to help fuel a business that CEO and co-founder Oskar Hartmann told TechCrunch is on track to make $200 million in net sales this year, on revenues… → Read More
EveryLodge is a new startup that aims to at least partially fill the void left by the closure of sample sale aggregator MyNines last year. Like MyNines, EveryLodge also aggregates the ongoing flash sales from across the web for shoppers’ convenience. However, where the former focused on the fashion vertical, EveryLodge is instead focusing on aggregating the flash sales for hotel stays.
One year after the infamous Fab.com “reset” from a social network for gay men to a powerhouse design shopping site, CEO Jason Goldberg is taking a look back on the company’s progress. Staying true to the startup’s “one thing” as he calls it (design, obviously), the company has grown to more than 2.5 million members, up from 1.5 million at the end of last year. That’s 67% growth in the first two… → Read More