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Conde Nast Gets Friendly With Another Fashion Startup, Invests In Rent The Runway's New $20 Million Round

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Earlier this year, Conde Nast financially backed a startup that lets people buy clothes directly from runway shows, Moda Operandi. Today, it has invested in another fashion startup, Rent The Runway, a site that lets people borrow designer dresses instead of buy them outright.Rent the Runway has raised a new...
Conde Nast Gets Friendly With Another Fashion Startup, Invests In Rent The Runway's New $20 Million Round
Louis Vuitton and the Apple Store

Tesla ups longest lease term from 63 to 72 months, claims highest resale value of any car

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Last week, Tesla gave some good news to owners of its electric autos -- an unconditional warranty on Model S power packs and the availability of Roadsters and Model S's as loaner models should your EV be laid up for repairs. Today on a media call, Elon Musk announced...
Tesla ups longest lease term from 63 to 72 months, claims highest resale value of any car

Poppin raises $11.1M in new funding

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The New York-based e-tailer of office furniture and workstyle products Poppin today announced 11.1 million in Series B financing, taking the total funding to $17.1 million. The round is led by TrilogyGrowth, with participation from Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital and Poppin’s founder, J. Christopher Burch. Poppin aspires to...
Poppin raises $11.1M in new funding

eBay CEO John Donahoe Wants Employees To Stop Shopping On Amazon (EBAY, AMZN)

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Fortune has a big story on eBay's amazing turnaround, with a lot of first-hand stories from CEO John Donahoe.  We really liked this bit: In December, at a gathering of eBay employees at a San Jose concert hall, Donahoe chastised them for ordering from the competition: I see competitors' boxes...
eBay CEO John Donahoe Wants Employees To Stop Shopping On Amazon (EBAY, AMZN)

Study: 40 percent of top brands active on Instagram

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Instagram, the image-sharing social network that’s in the process of being acquired by Facebook for $1 billion, is getting active participation from 40 percent of the world’s top 100 brands, according to a new report this morning from Seattle-based social media analytics startup Simply Measured. The report calls the...
Study: 40 percent of top brands active on Instagram

Fanboy Targeting: Facebook Advertisers Can Now Choose To Show Up On iOS, Android, iPhone, iPad, or iPod

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Which mobile device you use says a lot about your buying habits. That’s why Facebook has begun allowing advertisers to select which devices and operating systems their Facebook mobile ads show up on. This lets Android app developers avoid wasting money advertising to iPhone users, and lets luxury brands target...
Fanboy Targeting: Facebook Advertisers Can Now Choose To Show Up On iOS, Android, iPhone, iPad, or iPod

How luxury brands are using social media

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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. Before asking the obvious question - how are luxury brands are using social media, it’s worth looking at the question, do they actually need it...
How luxury brands are using social media

The Netflix For Designer Clothes, Rent The Runway Raises $20M From Vogue-Publisher Condé Nast And Kleiner Perkins

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Rent The Runway, a Netflix for designer clothes, accessories and jewelry, has raised $20 million in funding led by Condé Nast Publications, with all existing investors participating in the fundraising round including Bain Capital Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. To date, Rent the Runway had raised...
The Netflix For Designer Clothes, Rent The Runway Raises $20M From Vogue-Publisher Condé Nast And Kleiner Perkins
Luxury Brands Are Going Where The Rich Kids Are: Instagram

Top 10 Luxury Brands’ Sites Fail To Work On iPad

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Only one leading brand manages to provide an iPad service that drives product sales....
Top 10 Luxury Brands’ Sites Fail To Work On iPad
GM first to sport Siri's 'Eyes Free' feature with the Chevy Sonic and Spark starting next year
Lover.ly Weds Nordstrom and Other Brands to Enable Shopping within Curated Wedding Search Engine

The Most-Googled Luxury Brands In America

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Automakers dominated a list of the most searched-for luxury goods released last week by Digital Luxury Group. BMW and Audi took the top two spots on the ranking, which was based on more than 470 million Google and Bing searches for products and services related to 500 luxury brands...
The Most-Googled Luxury Brands In America

Luxury Envoy Wants To Handle The Lofty Requests That Exec And TaskRabbit Can't

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Let’s face it — we’ve all wanted to farm tasks onto someone else when we didn’t have the time or the mental resources to devote to them, but some things are too sensitive or too peculiar to trust to just anyone. As it happens, a stealthy Tulsa, OK-based startup called...
Luxury Envoy Wants To Handle The Lofty Requests That Exec And TaskRabbit Can't

General Motors to become first car maker to integrate Apple's Siri into new Chevrolet models

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General Motors will become the first car maker to integrate Apple’s Siri personal assistant into its vehicles, announcing today that it will include functionality for the software in its new Chevrolet Spark (1LT, 2LT) and Sonic LTZ and RS models, available early next year. The company confirmed it would support Siri...
General Motors to become first car maker to integrate Apple's Siri into new Chevrolet models

Top Online Auctioneer Saffronart Launches First-Ever Sale Of Western Art In India

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Last week, we wrote about a startup called Paddle8, which raised $4 million from Founder Collective in an attempt to marry an “online destination for both beginner and veteran collectors to access fine art works” with a transaction platform that looks to automate (from top to bottom) the purchase, sale,...
Top Online Auctioneer Saffronart Launches First-Ever Sale Of Western Art In India
GM bringing Siri integration to 2013 Spark and Sonic compacts

Where The Wealthy Shop Online

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As luxury brands get deeper and deeper in love with social media, Fashion Weeks stream live online and popular TV series like Gossip Girl picture the crème de la crème of New York wired with the hottest gadgets, we can’t help but wondering, is the web the new 5th Avenue?...
Where The Wealthy Shop Online
The Electric Car Is Dead All Over Again

Louis Vuitton asks for SOPA-like seizure of hundreds of websites

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Brand owners are howling for new laws to help them crush “rogue” websites. But why? New powers don’t seem necessary when courts are already forcing internet companies to delete websites from the internet. The latest example involves Louis Vuitton. This week the luxury handbag maker asked a Florida court to...
Louis Vuitton asks for SOPA-like seizure of hundreds of websites
How 'well' do you use social media? Two brothers built a social analytics platform to tell you
Tesla, and its Apple-style stores, to focus on Asia, Europe this year

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

Social Luxury is Personal

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The following piece was also cross-posted on Forbes.com. Social Luxury is Personal Social networking started out as "things" - destination sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube that we browse to and use to connect with our friends, family and co-workers. Now, however, it is poised to become "everything."Just like...
Social Luxury is Personal

Does Barry Diller Know Something About The Future Of Newsweek That Tina Brown Doesn't Know?

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Yesterday, many news outlets reported that Newsweek owner Barry Diller had said or implied that Newsweek might kill its print edition this fall and go all digital. This news, not surprisingly, apparently sent the Newsweek newsroom into a panic. And it prompted Newsweek's legendary editor, Tina Brown, to take time...
Does Barry Diller Know Something About The Future Of Newsweek That Tina Brown Doesn't Know?

Apple boosts retail store performance despite Browett's missteps

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Apple's retail efforts continue to hit pay dirt, according to the latest analysis from RetailSails. Apple still tops the firm's annual ranking of retail sales productivity, raking in a mind-boggling $6,050 per square foot of retail space—slightly more than twice what its next nearest competitor, Tiffany's, pulls in. That's good...
Apple boosts retail store performance despite Browett's missteps

Meet Le Geek: Francois-Henri Pinault

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Editor’s note: Joe Einhorn, chief executive of fashion pinning/buying site The Fancy, interviews François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of PPR, in the article below. PPR the Paris-based group that owns luxury brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen, and sports brands that include PUMA and Volcom. Joe Einhorn: We...
Meet Le Geek: Francois-Henri Pinault
Flash Sales Site Bêmbele Debuts In Colombia, Offers Designer Fashion And Luxury Accessories To Eager Market
Luxury brands are still unsure about how to engage the Web's unwashed masses
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