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Shoptiques is taking boutiques, a traditionally offline industry, into the e-commerce world

Bamboo-Clad ADzero Android Phone Goes From Concept To Real Product

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Ever since I saw this mesmerizing commercial for the wood-clad (and unfortunately named) Touch Wood, I’ve been a sucker for phones of a more organic persuasion. While the Touch Wood ultimately never saw the light of day outside of its native Japan, another wooden smartphone is preparing to take the...
Bamboo-Clad ADzero Android Phone Goes From Concept To Real Product

Square to ink payment-processing deal with Burberry -- report

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The companies are conducting a trial to see how Square works in Burberry boutiques. [Read more]...
Square to ink payment-processing deal with Burberry -- report
Ron Johnson's brand-oriented boutiques couldn't save JC Penney. Is Best Buy any different?
Boutiika's new features give offline boutiques an online edge
Boutiika launches discovery platform for neighborhood boutiques (exclusive)

Nike and Tom Sachs reach for the stars, create NikeCraft sportswear with space-grade materials

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Just because you're not an astronaut, it doesn't mean you can't dress yourself in clothes that are out of this world. Artist Tom Sachs recently teamed up with Nike to create a limited edition lineup of spacey sports clothing, dubbed NikeCraft, to coincide with his current Space Program project...
Nike and Tom Sachs reach for the stars, create NikeCraft sportswear with space-grade materials

Google's Evil Plan

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Google’s evil plan is simple and not so evil. Don’t Be Evil Any successful company is going to draw criticism. Google probably gets more of it than others because of their ‘Don’t Be Evil’ motto. Algorithm changes shuffle branded sites higher and people shout ‘evil!’ Google begins to disintermediate certain...
Google's Evil Plan

Backed by Science, TripleThread aims to allow any boutique shop to have its own subscription model

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Shopping for clothes can be tough. One of the best places to find quality clothes can be in boutique shops all across the country. But they can be difficult to get to, especially if you live far away. What if there was a way where shops could ship a certain...
Backed by Science, TripleThread aims to allow any boutique shop to have its own subscription model

Best Buy to sell iPads

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Filed under: Apple Corporate, Retail, iPadLast Tuesday, Apple's COO Tim Cook announced that consumers will be able to buy the iPad at Best Buy locations in the US. While speaking at the Goldman Sachs annual tech conference in San Francisco, Mr. Cook told the crowd that the iPad will be...
Best Buy to sell iPads
AT&T opens first showcase store in Chicago
Snapette creates a local fashion discovery engine
Fashion startup The Cools lets you play editor

French Fashionista Startup Carnet de Mode Raises $1.5M Series A To Head For The International Catwalk

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Carnet de Mode (CDM), the Paris-based online fashion marketplace, has announced that its closed a $1.5 million Series A round — yes, in Europe we call that a Series A — led by Elaia Partners with participation from a number of angels. This brings the total raised by the company...
French Fashionista Startup Carnet de Mode Raises $1.5M Series A To Head For The International Catwalk
Conde Nast Leads $20M Round In Boutique Marketplace Farfetch, Its Third And Biggest E-Fashion Investment In The Last Month

Social Shopping Site Sneakpeeq Raises $2.7M From Bain Capital Ventures, Keith Rabois And Others

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SneakPeeq, a social shopping startup that debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt last year, has raised a new round totaling $2.67 million from Bain Capital Ventures; Metamorphic Ventures; Keith Rabois, Tim Kendall, Mike Murphy, and Vikas Gupta. As we wrote in our initial review of Sneakpeeq, aims to replicate the experience of...
Social Shopping Site Sneakpeeq Raises $2.7M From Bain Capital Ventures, Keith Rabois And Others
Brands Give Facebook F-Commerce an F
Glyder's social marketing tools give small businesses a fighting chance

Google launches China-only Boutique app for shoppers

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Google has rolled out a new local shopping app just for China called Google Boutique for iPhones, iPads and iPods. The app apparently lets shoppers find information on promotions, discounts and gifts and get local store information, according to a translation of its App Store page. The app will cover...
Google launches China-only Boutique app for shoppers

Twitter, tragic events and the price of stupidity

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A dress shop committed an act of unfathomable stupidity today when it tweeted that references to “Aurora,” site of the horrific theatre massacre in Colorado, were “clearly about our Kim K inspired #Aurora dress.” The insensitive tweet, which wasn’t the only one of the day, has trigged a rightful cascade of...
Twitter, tragic events and the price of stupidity

Amazon Is Taking Drastic Measures To Impress The Fashion World

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Amazon is determined to take on the fashion world, and just took a big step to get there.  The online retailer bought a 40,000 square-foot warehouse in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn to house its fashion operations, Rachel Strugatz at Women's Wear Daily reported.  The warehouse is the largest of its kind...
Amazon Is Taking Drastic Measures To Impress The Fashion World

Svpply’s new Store Explorer feature for iOS maps out your city’s best boutiques

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Svpply, the New York-based company that has long brought the window shopping experience online, quietly released a feature over the 4th of July holiday while the rest of us in the US were busy barbecuing and blowing up fireworks. The iPhone and iPad addition, dubbed Store Explorer, maps out some of the best...
Svpply’s new Store Explorer feature for iOS maps out your city’s best boutiques

Local Commerce Startup ShopNear.me Launches Mobile App To Help Users Buy From Nearby Boutiques And Independent Designers

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While the advent of smartphones and GPS promise a future of highly targeted local commerce, there have been few breakthroughs in the area, outside of some local deals and loyalty programs based on user checkins. And most of those have been based around bars and restaurants and other service-based industries....
Local Commerce Startup ShopNear.me Launches Mobile App To Help Users Buy From Nearby Boutiques And Independent Designers

Fashion apps Pinterize the real world to drive in-store sales

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Fashionistas looking online for clothing inspiration and styles to purchase have more options than they could ever exhaust. But a few emerging fashion-focused startups are starting to use Pinterest-like mobile platforms to drive sales offline. Swirl, a mobile fashion platform that launched out of stealth on Monday, gives shoppers a...
Fashion apps Pinterize the real world to drive in-store sales
Facebook is the new Bergdorfs: Zindigo paves the way for aspiring fashion entrepreneurs
Online Makeup Community Beautylish Gets Into e-Commerce With Boutiques Launch

The future of e-commerce is both online and offline

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While the web opened up all kinds of selling opportunities, the future of commerce will be a blend of online and offline channels, said Dave Gilboa, the co-founder and co-CEO of eyeglass brand Warby Parker. Gilboa, who spoke at the GigaOM RoadMap conference, said less than 10 percent of the...
The future of e-commerce is both online and offline

Shoptiques, A Boutique E-Commerce Site Founded By A Model, Raises Cash From Big Name Investors

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A few months ago we wrote about a model who was headed to Y Combinator.  Shoptiques was founded by Harvard Business School graduate Olga Vidisheva. It's an e-commerce site that sells local boutique inventory.  All of the items featured on Shoptique are owned and held at the local stores....
Shoptiques, A Boutique E-Commerce Site Founded By A Model, Raises Cash From Big Name Investors
Google focuses on fashion with Glass, reportedly talking with eyewear startup Warby Parker

FirstMark Capital Leads $7.5M Round In Social Shopping Startup Sneakpeeq

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Sneakpeeq, a social shopping startup that debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt last year, has raised $7.5 Million in Series A funding led by FirstMark Capital with participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and Metamorphic Ventures. This brings the company’s total funding to over $10 million. The startup aims to replicate...
FirstMark Capital Leads $7.5M Round In Social Shopping Startup Sneakpeeq
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