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Start-ups & Innovation

Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer partners with True to drive its digital innovation...

Marks & Spencer has announced another significant partnership as its seeks to transform itself into a digital-first retailer. The high street giant has partnered with True,...
WhereWolf

WhereWolf stages first ever searchable and shoppable pop-up store

Digital shopping app WhereWolf aims to demonstrate the future of shopping with its first pop-up store in London's Covent Garden. Arranged over two floors and...
LittleBlackDress.co.uk

Alesha Dixon’s LittleBlackDress.co.uk raises £2.5m

LittleBlackDress.co.uk, the online start-up dedicated to occasionwear dresses and backed by singer and TV personality Alesha Dixon, has just completed its fourth round of fund raising...
Natasha Frangos

Inside the investor’s mind: how to find the right investor for...

There will come a time when ambitious businesses may need additional funding to take them to the next level. For scale up brands with...
The Trampery

Applications open for The Trampery fashion campus in East London

Applications are now open for fashion start-ups, designers, coders and other entrepreneurs to secure one of the 23 affordable and hi-spec studios at The...
L"Estrangevideo

L’Estrange exceeds crowdfunding target with 13 days to go

L'Estrange London, the direct-to-consumer menswear label that aims to shake up the market with its modular system of dressing, has exceeded its £300,000 crowdfunding...
Heist

Heist uses crowdsourced data to create new nude shades of tights

Heist has extended its range of nude tights, adding five new shades taken the total available to seven, following feedback from 85,000 women from...
M&S Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer partners with Founders Factory on JV to invest...

Marks & Spencer has partnered with Founders Factory – Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox's incubator and accelerator – to launch Founders Factory Retail, a joint...
RangeRoom

Boohoo’s Kamani family invest in fashion tech creative platform RangeRoom

The Kamani family, the Manchester fashion dynasty behind the boohoo and PrettyLittleThing online fast fashion businesses, has invested in London-based fashion technology startup, RangeRoom. Using the Kamani...
Nordgreen

Nordgreen launches in the UK following successful Kickstarter campaign

Danish fashion watch brand Nordgreen has launched in the UK after completing one of the most successful European fashion Kickstarter campaigns ever staged. The Copenhagen-based...
Sosandar

Sosandar shares jump on back of strong sales growth

Shares in Sosandar jumped by nearly 10% this morning as the online women's brand reported a 387% jump to £1.35m in the year ending...
ICONIC Blue Gem

Blue Gem acquires cult beauty brand ICONIC London

Private equity house Blue Gem, backer of Liberty, Jack Wills and Mamas & Papas, has acquired cult beauty brand ICONIC London just three years...
Zalando Dr Denim

Zalando and Dr. Denim launch the world’s first seated jeans

Global e-commerce giant Zalando has teamed up with Swedish brand Dr. Denim to launch the world's first jeans commercially designed for a seated position. The...
Boohoo

Boohoo founding director invests in Manchester creative agency

Jamal Kamani, one of the founding directors of Boohoo, has invested £100,000 in Manchester-based fashion and footwear creative content agency Crème Creative. The founders of the...
Shoes by Shaherazad

Fledgling shoe brand Shoes by Shaherazad wins Exporter of the Year...

A two-year old footwear brand, founded by Birmingham businesswoman Shaherazad Umbreen, has been named Exporter of the Year at the National Best New Business Awards...
Sosandar

Sosandar appoints non-executive director

AIM-listed online fashion brand Sosandar has appointed e-commerce and marketing expert Andrew Booth as non-executive director with immediate effect. Booth has 25 years' experience in...

Away raises $50m in Series C round to fund international expansion

Direct to consumer luggage brand Away has raised $50m in a Series C fundraise, one of the largest rounds raised by women founders this year,...
Walpole

Castore raises £3.2m to help fund international expansion

Premium sportswear brand Castore, which was founded in 2016 by brothers Tom and Phil Beahon, has raised £3.2m to fund its international expansion. The funds...
Armarium

Browns partners with luxury rental and styling service Armarium

Browns has teamed up with luxury fashion rental and styling service Armarium, which is staging a two-week pop-up at its iconic South Molton Street...
Klarna NA-KD

NA-KD and Klarna to bring buy now, pay later service to...

Millennial online fashion platform NA-KD will be bringing new flexible payments options to the UK market this summer in partnership with payments provider Klarna. The...