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Bits & Bytes | Startups, VFiles, 3D Printing, Warby Parker

Bits & Bytes is a weekly roundup of the most important news in the fast evolving fashion-tech space.
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  • Kate Abnett

"Fashion Startups Bypass Department Stores to Reach Consumers" (The Wall Street Journal)
"Some startup founders are saying it is getting ever easier for fashion brands to reach consumers directly, through business models like subscription, as well as mobile apps where consumers discover trends and items."

"A Trendy Startup Is Determined to Become the Shoppable Instagram(Business Insider)
"Brands who want to find fashion-obsessed millennials should look no farther than VFILES, the fashion social-network-cum-retail-space that relaunched today with mobile-friendly design and more capability for users to connect."

"How 3-D Printing Is Saving the Italian Artisan(Bloomberg)
"Techniques such as the 3D printing have helped turn northeastern Italy into an unlikely hothouse of innovation."

"Eyeglass Retailer Warby Parker Valued at $1.2 Billion" (The Wall Street Journal)
"Online eyeglass retailer Warby Parker has raised a fresh round of capital that values it over $1 billion and bolsters its expansion of brick-and-mortar stores."

"Stylect, a Tinder for Shoe Lovers" (The Financial Times)
"Stylect is gathering so much data on the preferences of its users towards the shoes it catalogues that it has just recruited a Cambridge university and MIT-educated data scientist to uncover its hidden insights."

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