BoF has learned that social commerce site The Fancy has raised an additional $7 million from a group of investors including Richard C Perry, owner of Barneys New York, and his son David Perry, who works at The Fancy.
A New York-based startup aims to drive sales by integrating user-generated photos posted to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook directly into e-commerce sites.
SINGAPORE, China — The smartwatch could be as revolutionary as the smartphone - an intelligent device on our wrist that connects our bodies to data and us to the world - but only a handful of companies have the heft and vision to be able to pull it off.
SHANGHAI, China — China's e-commerce market is expected to leapfrog that of the United States this year to become the world's largest by total customer spending, management consultancy firm Bain & Company says, and could account for half of all Chinese retail spending within a decade.
SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Twitter Inc. hired Nathan Hubbard, the former president of Ticketmaster, as its first head of commerce, part of a push to enable shopping via short postings on its social website.
TORONTO, Canada — A new app lets shoppers flipping through retail flyers purchase items that catch their eye using image recognition technology.
BERLIN, Germany — Danish fashion store magnate Anders Holch Povlsen has bought 10 percent of Europe's biggest online fashion retailer Zalando, continuing a push into booming e-commerce.
As the Trampery, a shared workspace enterprise, opens its third location in the northeast London neighbourhood of London Fields, BoF spoke with founder Charles Armstrong and operations manager Ben Pickering to learn how the new hub aims to galvanise one of Europe’s most fertile fashion frontiers: Hackney.