Consumers have flocked to services that allow them to pay for their online orders over a period of weeks, months or even years. Brands hope these plans will encourage customers to spend more — but a looming recession could test the business model.
A new wave of start-ups is building tools that take the capabilities of the market’s top generative-AI models and tailor them to fashion’s specific needs. Among them is Raspberry, which just raised $4.5 million in funding from a number of big-name backers.
The social-media giant is making it easier for users to find inspirational images of people with similar hair, skin and body types as them, helping it attract Gen-Z consumers who are using shopping features on the platform at a higher rate than any other group.