Fashion

The death of retail is greatly exaggerated

I’ve been thinking a lot about retail these days and I’ve been connecting the dots between the seeming death of retailers like Ralph Lauren and the book industry. In short, we are feeling

Plug and Play’s new accelerator wants to make the fashion industry less wasteful

Textile manufacturing takes a heavy toll on the environment, from the pesticides used to grow cotton to the polluted water created by dye runoff. Fashion's short retail cycle also results in millions

CALA’s app fits designer clothing to your body using iPhone photos

A new startup called CALA aims to make it easier for new designers to break into the fashion business by offering everything needed to run their e-commerce operations – from production to deliv

Thirsting for a new media empire, Beautycon raises $9 million

With $9 million in new funding, Beautycon is ready for its closeup.

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

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

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 design

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. Founde

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&#

eBay takes on fashion resale startups with new 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 it will launch a new authentication program, called s

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

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

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. Nik

Google’s new Project Muze proves machines aren’t that great at fashion design

Google's AI technology may be capable of putting on a trippy art show -- thanks to its neural network-powered DeepDream computer vision program -- but when Google turned its machine learning technolog

Looklive helps men shop by mimicking celebs’ styles

Many of today’s fashion applications are targeted toward women, but a new app from Looklive wants to help men look great, too, without needing to be a fashion expert. Instead, the company &#82

MIT’s DuoSkin turns temporary tattoos into on-skin interfaces

Your next tattoo could be functional as well as aesthetic. A new MIT Media Lab product called DuoSkin created in partnership with Microsoft Research turns temporary tattoos into connected interfaces,

Craves’ new fashion app tells you what the celebs are wearing and finds you similar items

Want to have a wardrobe like Tay-tay’s? You can now, thanks to Craves. The company is today debuting a mobile fashion application that takes advantage of visual search technology to identify

Memebox raises $66M for its e-commerce platform for Korean beauty products

Memebox, an e-commerce company specializing in beauty products from Korea, has closed a significant $65.95 million Series C funding round to fuel further expansion.

Nike releases open-source software to play with the techies

Nike, the home of all things athletic, is joining the ranks of the programmers with its launch of open-source software. Last week, Nike published three open-source projects on GitHub: a JSON parsin

Line’s beauty and fashion portal rolls out its Persian carpet

Benita, a portal designed to deliver the latest news on fashion, beauty and lifestyle, debuted in Iran this May. The portal will offer daily content produced by a team of local Iranian staff writers a
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