refinery29

  • Refinery29 launches in Germany

    Refinery29 launches in Germany

    Refinery29, the fast-growing media company focused on women, has today announced its expansion into Germany. Refinery29.de will be the first non-English property owned by Refinery29, and the second-local edition following the launch of Refinery29 in the UK. Refinery29 launched back in 2005 with a hard focus on hyper-local fashion news. Since, it has built out numerous verticals to become a… Read More

  • Refinery29 Debuts Its First App, A Morning News Round-Up Called “Refinery29 This AM”

    Refinery29 Debuts Its First App, A Morning News Round-Up Called “Refinery29 This AM”

    Refinery29, a media company catering to a younger, female demographic, has today launched its first-ever mobile application, called Refinery29 This AM. The idea with the new application is to deliver a round-up of curated news stories to readers, meant to be viewed first thing in the morning. Says the company, these stories will be presented on eight different cards in the app, and will focus… Read More

  • Refinery29 Raises $20 Million From Stripes To Build Out Mobile, Branded Content

    Refinery29 Raises $20 Million From Stripes To Build Out Mobile, Branded Content

    Refinery29 had a good year in 2012, becoming one of the fastest growing media companies in America and doing $16.6 in revenue in its mission to capture the attention of the millennial woman. The women’s lifestyle website has now raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Stripes Group. Read More

  • Refinery29 Raises $3.5 Million Through A Private Offering, According To SEC Filing

    Refinery29 Raises $3.5 Million Through A Private Offering, According To SEC Filing

    According to a recent SEC filing, fashion news and e-commerce site Refinery29 has raised $3.5 million in a private offering from a total of seven undisclosed investors. The Web site, which focuses on trends and independent designers, has grown rapidly since it launched in 2005 in New York City. Read More

  • On Track To Make $8 Million This Year, Refinery29 Invades San Francisco

    Fashion news site Refinery29 is on a roll. The hyperlocal fashion site is expanding to San Francisco today, its fourth city after New York, LA, and Chicago. The site covers high-end local fashion designers, and it launched a sister group deals service called Refinery29 Reserve last November. CEO Philippe von Borries tells me the company’s is on track to do $8 million in revenues this… Read More

  • Fashion And Commerce Come Together At The Refinery29 Reserve

    The line between content and commerce is blurring. Refinery29, a fashion news and trends site with a local twist, just launched a daily/weekly deal site called Refinery29 Reserve. The deals are for “high-end local fashion,” as CEO Philippe von Borries describes it. The combination of an editorially-driven media site and a commerce business is a trend that is picking up steam. … Read More

  • Refinery29 Raises Seed Funding For Hyperlocal Fashion News Site


    There are a multitude of fashion news sites on the web that compete to provide up to date news on emerging designers, trends, sales and the hottest stores and boutiques to find collections. Fashion site Refinery29 has an different take on this model; the site hopes to provide hyperlocal fashion news to U.S. cities. Refinery29 has just raised seed funding (the startup declines to name how… Read More