shopping

  • Rue La La’s Founder Returns With M.Gemi, Direct-To-Consumer Italian Footwear

    Rue La La’s Founder Returns With M.Gemi, Direct-To-Consumer Italian Footwear

    Serial entrepreneur and the former founder and CEO of the members-only shopping site Rue La La, Ben Fischman, is back today with a new startup in the e-commerce space. Called M.Gemi and backed by $14 million in seed and Series A funding, the new company is focused on reinventing the women’s luxury footwear industry by giving factories in Italy the ability to sell handcrafted shoes… Read More

  • Amazon’s Apple Watch App Will Let You Shop From Your Wrist

    Amazon’s Apple Watch App Will Let You Shop From Your Wrist

    Though online retailer Amazon wasn’t among one of the many applications Apple introduced this week as coming soon to its new wearable device, the Apple Watch, the company does have an Apple Watch version of its mobile shopping app in the works, we understand. The shopping app will allow consumers to search for products and even buy them from their wrist using Amazon’s… Read More

  • YC-Backed Answerbook Helps Retailers Automate Personalized Email Campaigns

    YC-Backed Answerbook Helps Retailers Automate Personalized Email Campaigns

    A team of e-commerce vets is today launching a new service aimed at online retailers called Answerbook which allows companies to better target shoppers with highly personalized emails based on those customers’ website and email interactions as well as their purchase history. The solution today is largely aimed at smaller retailers, like those hosting their sites on e-commerce… Read More

  • Secondhand Shop Twice Now Lets You Pay With Other Retailers’ Gift Cards

    Secondhand Shop Twice Now Lets You Pay With Other Retailers’ Gift Cards

    In a bid to attract more online shoppers to its secondhand shop, the online consignment store Twice is today introducing a new program that will allow consumers to trade in their unused gift cards from nearly two dozen retailers in exchange for store credit. That means shoppers will be able to use their cards from stores like Macy’s, J.Crew, Gap, Old Navy, Luluemon, Banana Republic and… Read More

  • Wedding Planning Startup Loverly Launches Its Own Dress Collection Based On User Search Data

    Wedding Planning Startup Loverly Launches Its Own Dress Collection Based On User Search Data

    Fresh on the heels of its $3.5 million Series A round, wedding planning marketplace Loverly announced today it’s expanding its e-commerce efforts with its own private label collection of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and other wedding-related products. The “Loverly Collection,” as it’s being called, was developed in part by using the company’s own… Read More

  • HeartThis Lets You Shop All Your Favorite Stores From Just One App

    HeartThis Lets You Shop All Your Favorite Stores From Just One App

    A new mobile application called HeartThis wants to make shopping across multiple retailers more convenient for smartphone users. The app, which is making its official debut later today on stage at StartX’s Demo Day, puts over 330 stores in one place, allowing you to buy from places like Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Kohl’s, J Crew, Target, and many more, as well as see if there… Read More

  • Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

    Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

    In my house, I have a small stockpile of shampoo and other health and beauty products that I’ve acquired for almost nothing, thanks to coupon stacking techniques that let you go into stores and walk out with vastly discounted products. I’m disappointed if I don’t save at least 50% of my grocery bill using coupons, if not more. But working the system to your advantage in this… Read More

  • Gift Card Marketplaces Raise Grabs $56 Million From NEA And Others

    Gift Card Marketplaces Raise Grabs $56 Million From NEA And Others

    A company offering a marketplace where consumers can buy and sell their unused gift cards, Raise.com, announced this morning it has taken in a sizable $56 million round of Series B funding, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). The additional funding, which brings the company’s total outside investment to $81 million, comes after a period of rapid growth following the release of… Read More

  • ClosetSpace Brings Fashion Inspiration And Recommendations To Your Smartphone

    ClosetSpace Brings Fashion Inspiration And Recommendations To Your Smartphone

    A new application called ClosetSpace from fashion analytics company Stylitics wants to put a digital closet in your pocket, while also feeding you daily inspirations, outfit suggestions, and more, as well as offering access to a personal stylist for just $25.00. The app, targeting mainly at women, is meant to serve as your centralized fashion hub that helps you with everything related to… Read More

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