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Backed By General Catalyst Partners & First Round Capital, Chloe & Isabel Offers A Modern, Tech-Savvy Take On Direct-Selling

When Will Fashion Tech Just Be Fashion?

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Speaking at Peter Thiel’s class at Stanford last week, investor and entrepreneur Mark Andreessen called out retail as a “particularly promising” vertical for tech innovation. We’re seeing and will continue to get e-commerce 2.0, that is, e-commerce that’s not just for nerds. The 1.0 was search driven. You go to...
When Will Fashion Tech Just Be Fashion?
Shoptiques is taking boutiques, a traditionally offline industry, into the e-commerce world

Chantel Waterbury Found That When She Asked For Millions Of Dollars She Usually Got It

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This editorial is part of our GREAT DEBATE feature 'Why Aren't There More Women In Positions Of Power?' Chantel Waterbury joined the ranks of the New York tech scene after securing $12 million in venture capital last year. She launched Chloe + Isabel, a direct-selling jewelry business aimed at...
Chantel Waterbury Found That When She Asked For Millions Of Dollars She Usually Got It
Business of Fashion's $2.1 million seed round: A case of perfect timing?
Backed By $1.7M In Funding, MIKA Debuts A New Fashion Shopping Site Featuring Top Designers, Daily Looks & Exclusives

Crazy about Curation: 5 American girls, 3 fashion startups

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In today’s noisy, overpopulated world, we often talk about the art of curation in terms of the process of selection, narrowing down and choosing objects fit for presentation. When we think of curators we think of gallery owners, DJs, Michelin starred chefs and boutique clothing stores. Curiously, the word curate...
Crazy about Curation: 5 American girls, 3 fashion startups
High-End Fashion Startup Material Wrld Makes Its Official Debut

Burberry designs flagship London shop to resemble its website

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British brand displays digital-first thinking as it adapts to customers who want instant service and constant innovation Should you find yourself in the new Burberry flagship store in central London and ready to buy this season's gilt duck-head umbrella (£495) or trenchcoat (starts at £395), you would probably look around...
Burberry designs flagship London shop to resemble its website
With Newly Opened New York Office, Polyvore Looks to Bond With Brands

How the Fashion Industry Uses Location-Based Marketing

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Macala Wright Lee is the CEO of FashionablyMarketing.Me a digital marketing and merchandising firm that specializes in fashion, luxury and beauty brands in Southern California. You can follower her on Twitter at @FashMarketing.While location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla are gaining serious traction on the social marketing scene, many...
How the Fashion Industry Uses Location-Based Marketing
Fashion Aggregation FTW: Lyst Picks Up $5M, Now Lists DFJ Esprit As Backer

9 Things Betabeat Wishes Startups Would Disrupt

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Get it? Disruptive? (Photo: flickr.com/californiawatch) We receive a lot of pitches touting “disruptive” technologies. Healthcare, education, banking–name an old-line industry and someone is attempting to yank the rug out from underneath it. Well, we’ve got a few pressing requests we’d like addressed. Namely: 1. Dry cleaning: It’s expensive, toxic, inconvenient,...
9 Things Betabeat Wishes Startups Would Disrupt

Senator wants to bring copyright law to the runway

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Knockoffs of Kate Middleton's dress, which was created by English designer Sarah Burton, appeared for sale in the United States within days of her wedding to Prince William. UK Ministry of Defence Fashion designs aren't eligible for copyright protection. If one designer's work captures the imagination of consumers, other...
Senator wants to bring copyright law to the runway
Samwer Brothers' Latest E-Commerce Rocket: Emeza For Luxury Goods And Fashion, With Prices Up To $1,000

Fashion-savvy Instagram users can turn their photos into a lookbook with 52Grams

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Instagram is certainly no stranger to the world of fashion. It’s been used by Burberry to unveil a new collection, it got a backstage pass to New York Fashion Week, and has even been used by a Brazilian designer for an entire fashion shoot. It comes as no surprise then, that...
Fashion-savvy Instagram users can turn their photos into a lookbook with 52Grams

Fashion-Focused Startups Stylit And Black Tag Offer Free, Personalized Shoppers For Both Women & Men

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E-commerce is booming, but shopping for clothing online can still be a challenge. Unlike many consumer products, clothing is personal and often needs to be tried on for fit. Plus, there are numerous options available via the web, so sometimes it’s tough to even know where to begin with an...
Fashion-Focused Startups Stylit And Black Tag Offer Free, Personalized Shoppers For Both Women & Men
Myntra Buys Fitiquette, A Disrupt Finalist With A Virtual Fitting Room, As India's Online Fashion Market Heats Up

Fashion and technology: what to expect in 2012

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This post is brought to you by Mercedes-Benz. Every day, we strive to fulfill one simple promise: the best or nothing. Visit MBUSA to learn more. Karl Lagerfeld’s keynote interview at LeWeb a few months ago proves a point: fashion and technology are two words that go very well...
Fashion and technology: what to expect in 2012
Trunk Club is Locking it Up, Throwing Away the Key

Metail, The Virtual Fitting Room You've Probably Never Heard Of, Partners With Warehouse, Shop Direct, Following Tesco Trial

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Likened to a space race, there are a whole bunch of startups trying to solve the problem of how to ‘try on’ clothes online. And for the online fashion industry, it’s a big problem, too. The inability to see if a garment actually fits before making a purchase, not only...
Metail, The Virtual Fitting Room You've Probably Never Heard Of, Partners With Warehouse, Shop Direct, Following Tesco Trial

20-Year-Old College Dropout Has A Plan To Save The American Clothing Industry

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At 20 years old, Madison Maxey should be finishing up her second year of college.  Instead she's dropping out to become one of this year's 20 Thiel fellows. The program was launched by PayPal founder Peter Thiel to give inspiring young entrepreneurs the funding ($100,000), time (two years), and mentorship needed for their creative work....
20-Year-Old College Dropout Has A Plan To Save The American Clothing Industry

AHAlife, Of a Kind and Others Get Their Very Own Pop Up, Just in Time for Fashion Week

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Our setting. (Photo: Yelp) Back in June, we drew your attention to Project Pop-Up NYC, a city-backed contest for fashion and fashion-tech companies looking to prove their innovative bona fides. Well, the ballots are in and today the winners were announced in a press conference that must’ve taken quite a while,...
AHAlife, Of a Kind and Others Get Their Very Own Pop Up, Just in Time for Fashion Week

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Gustin's crowdsourced clothing line brings innovation into your pants
Retail: Purveyor of Stuntman Duds and Disco Dresses Struts a Big-Money Investment

The Fancy's E-Commerce Expansion Continues With Launch Of "Buy" Button For Web Publishers

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This week, New York-based The Fancy, a Pinterest-like site with a focus on not just browsing, but buying from its collection of inspirational imagery, began encouraging users to share its content on social networks in exchange for cash rewards. But paid promotion via social sharing was only one part of...
The Fancy's E-Commerce Expansion Continues With Launch Of "Buy" Button For Web Publishers

You call Google Glass wearable tech? Heapsylon makes sensor-rich fabric

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True innovators are a little nuts. So when Davide Vigano starts talking about the need to reinvent the fashion industry via technology, anyone who has seen a person wearing Google Glass or the ubiquitous plastic wrist bands that track fitness goals might be forgiven for rolling their eyes: Both are...
You call Google Glass wearable tech? Heapsylon makes sensor-rich fabric

Google Glass shows how Diane von Furstenberg is living, what it's like at New York Fashion Week (video)

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Project Glass has already given adrenaline junkies a POV view of a skydiver's freefall, and now Google's giving fashionistas a similar rush with a new film about New York Fashion Week. It was shot entirely with Glass by various folks at the DVB show, including Diane von Furstenberg herself,...
Google Glass shows how Diane von Furstenberg is living, what it's like at New York Fashion Week (video)

Decoded Fashion Highlights Fashion and Tech’s Tricky Relationship

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Tumblr founder David Karp onstage at Decoded Fashion. (Photo: Tumblr fashion director Valentine Uhovski) It's far from perfect, but the fashion industry is in a committed relationship with technology. The day-long Decoded Fashion event at Lincoln Center on Monday explored the facets of the fusion of tech and fashion. While...
Decoded Fashion Highlights Fashion and Tech’s Tricky Relationship
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