A new luxury goods e-commerce startup dubbed Long Story Short has a provocative concept: it’s $1,000 per month to join for the privilege of shopping its curated collection. Shocking as that soun
America’s favorite reality star is leveling up her repertoire and levering up businesses. Kim Kardashian, who passed the “baby bar” exam in preparation to become a lawyer last year,
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
Luxury Presence, a startup selling marketing software to real estate brokerages, announced today it has raised $25.9 million for its Series B round. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round alongside f
NTWRK, a video shopping app that has helped to popularize the idea of livestreamed commerce in the U.S., announced today it has closed on $50 million in new funding led by Goldman Sachs Asset Manageme
Rebag, an online resale marketplace for luxury handbags, is getting another infusion of capital as it prepares to expand its offline retail operations. The company this week announced $25 million in S
The world record for the fastest drone is set, an artificial heart is 3D printed and luxury phone maker Vertu shuts down. All this on Crunch Report.
A number of startups want to make wearing the latest – and in some cases, luxury – fashion more affordable, including Rent the Runway, Le Tote, Gwynniebee, The Ms. Collection, and others.
Online consignment shops operate in a crowded market these days with a range of stores offering everything from eBay-like, peer-to-peer sales of clothes bought at The Gap and Target to high-end store
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.snobswap.com/">Snobswap</a>, the D.C.-based online shopping resale site with a funny but memorable name, is one of many new entrants in a growing market focused o
Luxury consignment marketplace The RealReal is expanding its mobile footprint today with the launch of a new app called RealBook, which lets both potential buyers and sellers better understand the val
As I’m based in Paris and work in the tech ecosystem, there is a lot of chatter about luxury brands and their future. Paris is still the city of outrageously beautiful goods and clothes from pow
Publisher of craftsmanship Dymant just opened its doors to fashion enthusiasts and more generally fans of beautiful objects. Each month, the French startup works with luxury craftsmen to design, produ
With PC laptop shipments projected to decline by 7.3% this year, Windows 8 machines desperately need a shot multiple shots of adrenaline. The Toshiba KIRAbook may be just that. The KIRAbook is Toshib
Toronto-based deal provider <a href="http://www.dealfind.com/">Dealfind</a> is expanding into luxury goods with the launch of a new service called Dream Deals. Starting now, in addition to Dealfind'
Luxury car-sharing service <a href="http://www.higear.com/">HiGear</a> is announcing a new product called "Swap Club," which will allow its existing car owners the opportunity to swap cars among each
<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Diamon_iphone-630x294.jpg" /><a href="http://search.beta.techcrunch.com/query.php?s=luxury+phone">Luxury phones</a>, eh? There's someth
This last week we spent time enjoying the ultimate in Korean luxury that is the Hyundai Equus. We weren’t too impressed with early photos but upon first sight, in person, those impressions were imme
<img src="http://ablogtoread.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Roland-Iten-R8-MkII-belt-buckle-2.jpg">What made Roland's brand famous are his belt buckles. Easily the most complex and interesting belt bu
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/laptopmodel-620x413.jpg" />Let’s say you’re at that point in life where you have too much money. You can only experience the thrill o