BUSINESS MODEL

It’s no fun playing catchup. In the fall Under Armour overtook Adidasfor the first time in sportswear sales, but the athletic apparel and gear company is still far behind Nike.

05/02/2015

Under Armour Inc, which provides sports clothing and accessories, has acquired two mobile apps for about $560 million, moving deeper into the trendy "connected fitness" and wearable devices sphere.

05/02/2015

A surface atypique, concept novateur pour Undiz. L'enseigne de dessous jeunes du groupe Etam cherchait un point de vente dans le centre-ville de Toulouse, là où elle n'était jusqu'alors qu'en périphérie. Et c'est une petite surface par rapport à ses standards qu'elle a trouvé, au 26 rue Alsace-Lorraine.

03/02/2015

Are limited-edition sneakers still special when buyers can reserve them via an app, like a pizza or a pair of movie tickets? Adidas hopes so.

03/02/2015

Apple appears to know the secret for capturing the hearts of Chinese customers. In China, iPhones not only outsold all other smartphones in the fourth quarter, it also beat Louis Vuitton and Hermès to become the most preferred gift choice among the country’s richest this year, according to China-based luxury publishing group Hurun Research.

02/02/2015

While eBay tries to get more social and local, and Pinterest deepens is position in e-commerce, a new mobile app out of London is building out a platform that combines all of those experiences together natively. 

30/01/2015

While eBay tries to get more social and local, and Pinterest deepens is position in e-commerce, a new mobile app out of London is building out a platform that combines all of those experiences together natively. Depop, a mobile app for iOS and Android that is part Instagram-style social network and part eBay marketplace, has raised an $8 million Series A round led by Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Capital Europe) and Holtzbrinck Ventures.

29/01/2015

Cheryl Han says she was always the person friends would go to for style advice. She spent five years in the luxury goods and e-commerce space and understood how much women valued convenience in their shopping experience.

28/01/2015

Wahanda, the Health and beauty marketplace — which has grown to be Europe’s largest to date — has acquired Lithuanian-based Lemon Labs for an undisclosed amount, but understood to be in the seven figures.

27/01/2015

Internet has taken fashion and luxury to every corner of India

24/01/2015

For years, renting a tuxedo was a simple proposition. Men went to a specialty retailer or the giant of black-tie rentals, Men’s Wearhouse, and chose an outfit.

21/01/2015

More and more retailers are learning the importance of big data and how it can be applied to improve sales, but few have the core expertise to understand how to gather, organize, and to analyze it. To help them do so, Toronto-based startup Rubikloud has raised $7 million in Series A funding from strategic investors.

19/01/2015

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