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eBay takes a bite at StockX and GOAT with sneaker authentication for sales $100+ in the U.S.

eBay takes a bite at StockX and GOAT with sneaker authentication for sales 0+ in the U.S. eBay is announcing today that it’s going to start authenticating sneaker sales over $100 in the U.S. This is a clear bite into the dominance of StockX and GOAT in the limited sneaker universe. The authentication will be […]

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Bolt Threads partners with Adidas, owners of Balenciaga and Gucci, and Stella McCartney on mushroom leather

Bolt Threads partners with Adidas, owners of Balenciaga and Gucci, and Stella McCartney on mushroom leather Bolt Threads has brought together some new and existing partners including Stella McCartney, Kering (the fashion house behind brands like Balenciaga, Gucci, Alexander McQueen and Bottega Veneta), Lululemon and Adidas to create a consortium that will explore the company’s […]

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Amazon launches a $4.99-per-month ‘personal shopper’ service for men’s fashion

Amazon launches a .99-per-month ‘personal shopper’ service for men’s fashion Amazon is introducing a personal shopping service for men’s fashion. The service, now available to Prime members, is an expansion of the existing Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe, a $4.99 per month Stitch Fix rival, originally aimed at women. With Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe, […]

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YC alum SockSoho is using data science in a bid to become the “Uniqlo of India”

YC alum SockSoho is using data science in a bid to become the “Uniqlo of India” SockSoho co-founder Pritika Mehta with some of the company’s socks SockSoho is a direct-to-consumer brand that aspires to become the “Uniqlo of India.” The company launched sales ten months ago, starting with men’s socks, and recently completed Y Combinator’s […]

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What does accountability look like in 2020?

What does accountability look like in 2020? Rae Witte Contributor Share on Twitter Rae Witte is a New York-based freelance journalist covering music, style, sneakers, art and dating, and how they intersect with tech. You can find her writing on i-D, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire and Forbes, among others. More posts by this contributor […]

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As fashion has its metaverse moment, one app looks to bridge real and virtual worlds for sneakerheads

As fashion has its metaverse moment, one app looks to bridge real and virtual worlds for sneakerheads Fashion is having its moment in the metaverse. A riot of luxury labels, music, and games are vying for attention in the virtual world. And as physical events and the entertainment industry that depends on them shuts down, […]

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Vestiaire Collective raises $64.2 million for its second-hand fashion platform

Vestiaire Collective raises .2 million for its second-hand fashion platform Vestiaire Collective just closed another big round of funding in the middle of an economic crisis — the round closed in early April. The startup raised $64.2 million (€59 million) and the company has raised more than $240 million over the year, according to Crunchbase. […]

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Moda Operandi, an online marketplace for high-end fashion, raises $100M led by NEA and Apax

Moda Operandi, an online marketplace for high-end fashion, raises 0M led by NEA and Apax Moda Operandi, an online marketplace that specialises in right-off-the-runway luxury fashion, accessories and home decor, is today announcing a high-priced event of its own: it’s raised $100 million, a mix of equity and debt that it will use to invest […]

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Vinted, the second-hand clothes marketplace, raises $141M at a $1B+ valuation

Vinted, the second-hand clothes marketplace, raises 1M at a B+ valuation The market for second-hand clothes — the “circular economy” as it’s sometimes called — has been on the rise in the last several years, fuelled by economic crunches, a desire to make more responsible and less wasteful fashion choices, and a wave of digital […]

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Source: Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition

Source: Nike has picked up Russell Wilson’s Tally/TraceMe in a rare acquisition Nike has long been synonymous with premium sneakers and other sports gear, but now it seems that the company could be extending its brand into another area — digital media — thanks to the rumored acquisition of a Seattle-based startup. TechCrunch has learned […]

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