BUSINESS MODEL

SAN FRANCISCO, United States — It is often said that technology is the new rock 'n roll. There was no better proof of this than the other night in San Jose, when U2 frontman Bono name-checked "Sheryl" (Sandberg of Facebook) and "Jony" (Ive of Apple) and "Laurene" (Powell Jobs, widow of the late Steve Jobs) during a concert, in the same way that we in fashion might refer to "Karl", "Miuccia" and "Marc".

22/05/2015

Techniques such as the 3D printing have helped turn northeastern Italy into an unlikely hothouse of innovation.

12/05/2015

The digital media company formerly known as Glam is launching a new product today for finding curated stories in topics like entertainment, food and fashion.

28/04/2015

Refinery29, a fashion and lifestyle media company, will announce on Tuesday that it has closed a $50 million round of financing from Scripps Networks Interactive and the advertising giant WPP.

28/04/2015

Le groupe Beaumanoir a décidé d’investir fortement sur le digital. Une nouvelle structure dont il devrait détenir la majorité est ainsi en cours de constitution. Baptisée Silicon B, elle se veut une structure d’innovation et quelque part de recherche au service de l’entreprise de distribution, mais pas seulement.

16/04/2015

They say that the only thing guaranteed in life is death and taxes. But perhaps we should add VCs piling money into furniture and homewear e-commerce startups to the list, not least in Europe. Today it’s the turn of Italian home design startup Lovethesign.

16/04/2015

Spring, the Instagram for shopping, has today closed $25 million in Series B funding led by Box Group, with participation by Yuri Millner, Groupe Arnault, Google Ventures, and Thrive Capital. Spring has raised a total of $32.5 million.

16/04/2015

The RealReal founder and CEO Julie Wainwright raised $40 million for her company, which sells pre-owned high-end fashion on consignment, on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of The RealReal)

09/04/2015

Cheap and cheerful and quick, online labels such as Boohoo and Missguided update their websites daily, shadowing celebrity looks at knockdown prices. The spirit is closer to a street market than a boutique

07/04/2015

Richemont SA confirmed it will merge Net-a-Porter with Italian rival Yoox SpA in a deal that will create the Yoox Net-a-Porter Group, trading on the Italian Stock Exchange.

31/03/2015

Is Nike or Apple a safer bet? Marc Jacobs or Cisco?

27/03/2015

Online shopping giant Amazon is rumoured to be in talks to buy the hugely successful luxury fashion e-tailer Net-a-Porter, thought to be worth in the region of €2 billion

26/03/2015

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