Fashion

Boulevard books $70M to help beauty and wellness salons with their bookings

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to getting ahold of an appointment for your hair or another treatment…that’s a different story: The bespoke nature of a lot of t

a16z-backed Shein challenger Cider is growing rapidly

Shein has shown the world how combining social media marketing, data analytics and China’s well-oiled supply chain has created a $100 billion fast-fashion behemoth. Its success naturally spawns

The Fashion Kingdom, an Egyptian fashion e-commerce startup, raises $2.6M in seed funding

The Fashion Kingdom (TFK), an Egyptian e-commerce marketplace for fashion, beauty and home accessories items, announced today that it has raised $2.6 million in seed funding led by CVentures, a corpor

How Parfait is using AI to upend the $13B custom wig industry

The wig industry aimed at women of color has an estimated market in the neighborhood of $13 billion. Black women face unique issues when it comes to building these wigs, and the process traditionally

Khazenly, an Egyptian on-demand warehousing and fulfillment platform, raises $2.5M seed funding

The e-commerce market in Egypt is expected to grow 30% to $7.5 billion this year, spurred by a growing number of younger shoppers and rising incomes. Local merchants are essential in driving this grow

Influencer shopping app LTK adds creator product reviews in its latest update

Most of us dread the thought of having to return a piece of clothing we purchased online. In recent years, a newer generation of shoppers — mainly Gen Z — have put their trust in influence

Steal this hot new summer look (it’s bacteria)

Bacterial secretions might dye your future wardrobe, and that’d be an improvement. That’s because textiles usually get their hues from toxic chemicals, and the resulting wastewater — laden w

Amazon flexes its retail muscle with a brick-and-mortar clothing store

Signaling its ambitions to make a dent in the apparel market, Amazon today opened its first physical clothing store, Amazon Style, in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Offering a twist on the traditional

Fashinza, a B2B supply chain marketplace for fashion brands, raises $100M

The pandemic has majorly affected the global supply chain, with 60% of U.S. adults in an August 2021 Gallup survey saying that they’ve been unable to get a product they wanted in the past two mo

Valued at $50M, Body404 wants to bring Chinese indie brands to the world

Over the past few years, Shein has taken over online fast fashion by exporting affordable wear from China to customers around the globe. Its success has attracted a wave of imitators, but a startup ca

Luxus wants the crown jewel of your portfolio to be an actual diamond

A much-anticipated market downturn may finally be here, and investors have been preparing for it by diversifying their portfolios away from the traditional stock and bond holdings, and into alternativ

Upgrade gives hair stylists tools to market, sell custom wigs from one marketplace

Remember Mary J. Blige’s hair at the Super Bowl? That was via Upgrade.

The Folklore Group secures $1.7 million, launches fashion B2B e-commerce platform

Fashion e-commerce startup The Folklore Group today announced a shift from direct-to-consumer to B2B wholesale against the backdrop of a $1.7 million pre-seed funding, which the startup plans to use

China’s Zhiyi Tech raises $100M to help fashion brands predict bestsellers

In China, livestreaming promotion is emerging as a popular way for brands and influencers to reach consumers, challenging the traditional e-commerce model where users browse static pictures, read revi

Shein said to be raising $1 billion at $100 billion valuation

Yes, you read it correctly. The fast fashion e-commerce company that few in the tech industry had even heard of two years ago is aiming to raise $1 billion at a valuation of $100 billion. Shein’

Calico attracts Serena Williams to $2.1M seed to build fashion supply chain software

A few years ago Kathleen Chan, the CEO and founder of Calico, launched a couple of small fashion companies, but as those companies scaled quickly with the help of Shopify and Facebook ads, she noted a

Cala’s new mobile app aims to streamline fashion design and production

New York-based Cala has announced the launch of its new Cala mobile app for fashion design and production. The company, which offers a digital fashion design interface to businesses and influencers, s

Stoggles thinks protective eyewear can be fashionable, too

Despite being profitable and their line of eyewear hitting it off with the healthcare community, the Stoggles founders decided to go after their first round of venture capital.

Archive aims to put clothing brands in control of their secondhand sales

The company’s resale technology builds customized marketplaces for brands to incorporate a secondhand component into their businesses.

For Them takes in pre-seed capital to launch wellness products targeting the queer community

For Them intends to launch up to five products in the next year.
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