American Giant, the clothing maker that is winning the hearts of the Internet generation, just raised $3.6 million.
Cuyana is a fashion brand that sells well-made, sustainably sourced apparel. Today it announced a “Lean Closet” movement where you can switch out unwanted clothing items with higher quality essentials.
Editor’s Pick Gustin is a San Francisco menswear line using crowdsourcing to redefine the way clothing is designed, created, and sold.
San Francisco-based Ajent is all about curation, and feeds its users just one “look” per day.
It’s a bit surprising to see what people are looking to buy on Cyber Monday. What it isn’t,is technology, at least not primarily.
Online fashion retailer Nasty Gal raises $40 million in its second round of funding from Index Ventures
A new outfit, as often as you want it, with accessories, for only $49/month.
That’s what new fashion rental startup Le Tote is offering young urban women. And the founders are hoping that women’s rich history of sharing clothes will make the company as successful as some other rental successes.
Fashion-forward types seem infatuated with photographing their outfits. You can scoff at the practice all you want, but the overwhelming number of fashion blogs tells us that sharing outfits is popular, especially in a world with Instagram. Cloth, an iOS app available since last December, goes a step further and catalogs your entire closet based on outfit pictures. Today, it adds weather-tracking features and photo filters to its app.
[vimeo 32181032 w=640 h=360] Zappos founder Nick Swinmurn wants to see a picture of everything in your closet.
Fits.me aims to increase clothing sales online and reduce returns by showing female shoppers clothing on a mannequin matching her exact dimensions. It does this by using robotic mannequins with artificial muscles that can simulate the shape and size of any body. While a male robot, or Fitbot, has been available for some time, the long-anticipated female version will launch soon at British retailer Hawes & Curtis.
Group buying may be all the rage via companies like Groupon but ShopWithYourFriends, which launches today, adds a new twist to social shopping by enabling group shopping sessions online.
Clothing is currently the largest single online retail sector, estimated to be worth $26 billion a year in the US alone; yet only 7% of clothing is bought online. The fact that consumers cannot try on clothes before buying also results in a very high rate of returned merchandise (over 40% for some types of fitted clothing) and associated costs for retailers. Fits.me aims to reduce returns and increase sales by allowing buyers to see clothes on a mannequin with the exact dimensions of the buyer’s body. It does this by using robotic mannequins with artificial muscles that can simulate the shape and size of any body.