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Start-ups & Innovation

The Modist

The Modist wins $15m backing from Vaultier7

Luxury online modest fashion start-up The Modist has received a $15m cash injection from investment company Vaultier7. The Modist was founded last year by entrepreneur Ghizlan...
Sezane

General Atlantic invests in French online brand Sézane

New York-based private equity house General Atlantic has taken a stake in French online fashion brand Sézane, which last week revealed its plans to open...
ME&EM

ME+EM appoints The Fashion Digital to handle social media strategy

ME+EM, the British label specialising in understated luxury for the modern woman, has appointed The Fashion Digital agency to handle its social media strategy...
intu Lakeside Hammerson

intu partners with start-ups to enhance shopping experience

Shopping centre operator intu has partnered with seven technology start-ups who will be testing their innovative ideas to shape the future of retail and leisure...
Heist Studios

Interview: Heist Studios CEO Toby Darbyshire on raising finance and revolutionising...

Disruptive hosiery and tights brand Heist Studios has just completed a second round of seed fundraising with Firstminute Capital, JamJar, Pembroke VCT and other...
Lyst

LVMH invests undisclosed sum in fashion search engine Lyst

Luxury conglomerate LVMH has invested a significant sum in British-based fashion search engine Lyst, it has been reported today. Following rumours of a potential deal...
PrettyLittleThing

PrettyLittleThing to open LA HQ and influencer lounge

PrettyLittleThing, the Manchester-based fast fashion etailer is set to open its first US HQ on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, as it aims to position...
Sosandar

Sales soar at fashion etailer Sosandar

Sosandar, the newly AIM-listed fashion etailer, soared by 268% to circa £1.34m in the year to 31 March 2018 it revealed in a trading statement...
Lyst

LVMH leads funding round for fashion platform Lyst

Luxury conglomerate LVMH is reported to be leading a multi-million pound funding round into fashion search platform Lyst. According to Sky News, Lyst will announce...
Farfetch

Farfetch moves into the hard luxury space with new fine watch...

Online luxury fashion platform Farfetch has today announced a move into the hard luxury arena with a new fine watches and jewellery hub in...
Atterley

Atterley seeks £3m investment to fund expansion

Online platform Atterley is reported to be seeking £3m in funding to expand its business both in the UK and internationally. Chairman and majority owner...
browzzin

New AI-driven app browzzin set to disrupt fashion shopping

Fashion industry entrepreneur and disruptor Harry Markl has launched a new venture in London, the AI-driven browzzin app, which is set to disrupt fashion...
Master Debonair

Master Debonair appoints entrepreneur Vic Morgan as non-executive chairman

Menswear retailer and etailer Master Debonair has appointed Vic Morgan, managing director of digital marketing agency Venture Stream, as non-executive chairman. A graduate of Harvard...
Farfetch

Farfetch launches in the Middle East

Online luxury fashion platform Farfetch has today launched its offering for customers in the Middle East; the launch of the Arabic site follows on...
Sunuva

Interview: Sabrina Naggar and Emily Cohen, co-founders Sunuva

Sabrina Naggar and Emily Cohen were introduced by their children on holiday 11 years ago and found they shared a frustration at the lack...
OWNTHELOOK.COM

OWNTHELOOK.COM exceeds crowdfunding target half way through campaign

Fledgling etailer OWNTHELOOK.COM has exceeded its £175,000 crowdfunding target and is now moving into overfunding as its campaign still has 13 days left to run. At...
JLAB

John Lewis reveals new retail tech innovation programme

The John Lewis Partnership has announced that expansion of its JLAB incubator programme for retail tech start-ups to a new "always on" model that...
INNERMOD

INNERMOD launches to offer trend-led, accessible modest fashion

INNERMOD, a new website offering trend-led, accessibly priced modest fashion, has launched tapping into a booming global market. The site was launched by former journalist and...
boohoo

boohoo posts year-end sales up 97%

Fast fashion online retailer boohoo posted a 97% increase in group revenues to £579.8m in the year to 28 February 2018 as it achieved...
The Modist

The Modist introduces its own label Layeur by The Modist

The Modist, the online destination for luxury modest fashion which was launched last year, has introduced its own label, called Layeur by The Modist,...