Fashion

  • Amazon will now tell Prime members what to wear via a new “Outfit Compare” feature

    Amazon will now tell Prime members what to wear via a new “Outfit Compare” feature

    Amazon has been steadily pushing its way into fashion over the past several years, with investments in its own private labels – from workwear to activewear – plus increased fashion ad spending and even its own trend-obsessed TV show, Style Code Live. Now the online retailer is looking to dole out its fashion advice to the masses, too, through a new feature called… Read More

  • Bra startup True&Co sold to Calvin Klein owner PVH

    Bra startup True&Co sold to Calvin Klein owner PVH

    True&Co., an e-commerce company founded with the mission of disrupting the lingerie industry by creating a new business model for selling bras and other undergarments, has been sold. Phillips Van Heusen (PVH), owner of Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Izod, among other iconic brands, has acquired the startup and plans to use it to move deeper into online sales and big data… Read More

  • These 3D-printed sunglasses will fit your oddly-shaped head

    These 3D-printed sunglasses will fit your oddly-shaped head

    I’m not saying your head is oddly shaped, per se, but if you have trouble finding glasses that fit then a team from Cambridge, Massachusetts has a pair for you. Their Falcon I glasses are designed to fit you perfectly and won’t touch your cheeks, spread over your wider face, or frustrate you by slipping off. The $229 shades come in a sporty style and are aimed at bikers and runners. Read More

  • Wiivv steps on $4 million to bring your feet into the 21st century

    Wiivv steps on $4 million to bring your feet into the 21st century

    Hardware Battlefield favorite Wiivv has announced a $4 million Series A funding and an acquisition. Not too shabby for a footwear company. But remember: this isn’t just any shoe company. Founded by Shamil Hargovan and Louis-Victor Jadavji the team at Wiivv is making and selling 3D-printed insoles. The company has sold 10,000 insoles already and they’re going to start shipping… Read More

  • Google & H&M’s Ivyrevel will make you a dress customized using your personal data

    Google & H&M’s Ivyrevel will make you a dress customized using your personal data

    At last year’s Google I/O developer conference, Google introduced a new Awareness API that would allow for smarter applications that could understand where you were, what you were doing, what’s nearby, and even the weather, in order to more intelligently react to your current situation. Today, Google introduced a new application that’s taking advantage of this sort of data… Read More

  • eBay takes on fashion resale startups with launch of authentication program

    eBay takes on fashion resale startups with launch of authentication program

    Ebay is not taking the rise of fashion resale businesses targeting high-end clientele lying down. The over 20-year old marketplace today announced the launch of a new authentication program, called simply eBay Authenticate, which will allow sellers to opt in to have their goods verified. Buyers will be able to see that the items will be authenticated when viewing listings – a move… Read More

  • Runchkins is Trunk Club for kids, with an optional buy-back power-up

    Runchkins is Trunk Club for kids, with an optional buy-back power-up

    You know what it’s like… you’ve just bought the cutest little outfit for the tiniest person in your family, and they promptly go and grow out of it. If that sounds familiar, Runchkins might just be about to become your most favoritest startup. The concept is simple: You buy clothes, your kid wears ’em, and once the little one has grown out of ’em, you can sell… Read More

  • Facebook steps in to prove the value of chatbots with Tommy Hilfiger

    Facebook steps in to prove the value of chatbots with Tommy Hilfiger

    Here come the fashbots, and this time they might actually be useful. Facebook’s seemingly half-baked chatbot platform soured many on the potential of conversation user interfaces. The first bots built by outside developers back in April were clumsy and more trouble than just using a website. So Facebook’s Creative Shop is getting involved, working with bot creator Msg.ai and the… Read More

  • Apple and Nike teamed up to make a Nike+ special edition Watch Series 2

    Apple and Nike teamed up to make a Nike+ special edition Watch Series 2

    Apple unveiled a Nike+ edition of the Apple Series 2 Watch today at its annual Fall event. The Nike+ version of the Watch will roll out late October for $369 and is, of course, built for runners. Nike introduced its Nike+ Fuelband activity tracker – one of the very first activity bands in the “quantified self” movement to the U.S. market four years back. The band… Read More