Fashion

  • Maison de Mode takes its online ethical luxury fashion brand to an offline pop-up in San Francisco

    Maison de Mode takes its online ethical luxury fashion brand to an offline pop-up in San Francisco

    San Francisco’s fashion staple seems to be ripped jeans and a hoodie. But just between the edgy All Saints and Paris designer St. Laurent on San Francisco’s Maiden Lane is a rare, high-end fashion pop-up called Maison de Mode. The shop boasts ethical fashion for the luxury buyer with hard to find artisanal items from globally sourced brands you’d normally only find at its… Read More

  • Fovo wants to help women shop by shape, not size

    Fovo wants to help women shop by shape, not size

    One of the challenges with clothes shopping online is that it doesn’t mirror the real-world experience where you can try on items for fit. And even though a number of today’s retailers offer free returns, there’s nothing quite as disheartening as ordering a piece online, only to find it won’t work for your body type, size or shape after it arrives. A new startup… Read More

  • Over 10 billion shirts and shoes will soon talk back to you via your phone

    Over 10 billion shirts and shoes will soon talk back to you via your phone

    Fortune 500 company Avery Dennison and IoT startup EVRYTHNG have done a big deal to ‘switch on’ the apparel industry. This will enable a minimum of 10 billion apparel and footwear products to be created with unique digital identities and data profiles in the cloud over the next three years. Read More

  • Amazon eyed up Everlane, Le Tote and more for acquisition in a wider fashion push

    Amazon eyed up Everlane, Le Tote and more for acquisition in a wider fashion push

    Amazon has been focusing attention on areas like media streaming, its faster delivery and pickup services, hardware and enterprise via AWS. But it’s also making an effort to reboot one of the more legacy parts of its business: fashion. TechCrunch has learned from multiple sources that the e-commerce giant has considered buying several startups in the fashion sphere as potential… Read More

  • Gilt co-founder launches photo-driven shopping startup Project September

    Gilt co-founder launches photo-driven shopping startup Project September

    Alexis Maybank, one of the founders of Gilt Groupe (recently acquired by the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue), has a new startup in the world of fashion and shopping — Project September. Maybank told me her aim is to “make the visual world shoppable.” In other words, if you see a photo with an item of clothing or an accessory that you love, you shouldn’t have to wonder what… Read More

  • Poshmark raises $25 million for its fashion resale marketplace

    Poshmark raises $25 million for its fashion resale marketplace

    Poshmark, the site for buying and selling women’s fashion, has announced that it has raised $25 million in a round led by GGV Capital. Hans Tung, managing partner at GGV Capital is joining the company’s board of directors. Attracting 1.5 million sellers since its launch, Poshmark has found a niche in the clothing resale business, with an app that makes cleaning out your closet… Read More

  • Mizzen+Main racks up $3 million for menswear that feels athletic, looks tailored

    Mizzen+Main racks up $3 million for menswear that feels athletic, looks tailored

    Apparel makers Mizzen and Main LLC have closed $3 million in a modest Series B round of venture funding to ramp up inventory and sales of their signature menswear, according to founder and Chief Executive Kevin LaVelle. The Dallas, Texas-based startup is best known for combining the durable and breathable fabrics one would expect in athletic apparel with tailored looks for men. Think Nike… Read More

  • Why the Apple Watch price cut is smart thinking

    Why the Apple Watch price cut is smart thinking

    Last week Apple co-founder and general all-round-nice-guy Steve Wozniak made headlines via a Reddit AMA in which he was quoted as criticizing the Apple Watch for taking the company into “the jewelry market.” This week Apple made a few headlines of its own, including its announcement of a $50 price cut of said smart watch. The new entry level price for picking up Apple’s… Read More

  • Find runway fashions with these apps

    Spring is here, which means it’s time to put away those coats and get out those dresses. But is your wardrobe still in style? Fashionistas, take note. These apps will help you find the latest styles. Moda Operandi Straight from fashion week, Moda Operandi makes it easy to shop the runway on its iPhone app. The team compiles the outfits seen at the shows and makes it easy to preorder… Read More