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With sales soaring, Warby Parker prepares for its market debut.

Warby Parker is set to go public on Wednesday in a direct listing that could value the trendy eyewear retailer at about $5 billion. (It was valued at $3 billion in the private market just over a year ago.) Warby is one of a number of direct-to-consumer brands, like AllBirds and Fabletics, set to make […]

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CEO Talks: Doug Mack on Fanatics’ Fast Rise

Success in sports often boils down to that split-second reaction on the field and the training it took to be ready for it.  Turns out, the same is true in the sports business.  Witness Fanatics, where chief executive officer Doug Mack has built an agile giant, ready to spring into action when an athlete makes the […]

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SoulCycle Ramping Up Apparel for Women and Men

With riders returning to its studios and others pedaling along virtually, SoulCycle is ramping up its apparel offerings. Having first edged into in-house women’s performance-oriented clothing two years ago with its Soul by SoulCycle brand, the company is branching out with new options for women and an in-house label for men called Yellow. Chief executive […]

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Thai fashion brand Pomelo launches solutions platform to help firms in industry to scale operations

SINGAPORE – Apparel and fashion brand Pomelo has launched a brand services and solutions platform to help other businesses in the industry scale their operations quickly. Called Prism, the platform will provide fashion brands with support in areas such as managing logistics and marketing needs, Thailand-headquartered Pomelo said on Thursday (June 24). The platform is […]

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Lisa Says Gah Debuts a New Look, First Offline Retail Space

Lisa Says Gah, the cult e-commerce site known for colorful, Instagram-famous fashion trends, is getting a big refresh. The site launches its redesign today, along with a new logo. This past weekend, the company also revealed its first offline pop-up as a testing ground for a potential brick-and-mortar space in the future. The site’s founder, […]

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With 3 Billion Packages to Go, Online Shopping Faces Tough Holiday Test

The season is adding pressure on retailers, strained by a pandemic surge in e-commerce and limited by shippers, to deliver gifts on time. By Michael Corkery and Sapna Maheshwari E-commerce became a lifeline for consumers and companies during the pandemic. But this holiday season, online shopping will strain the industry as never before: An estimated […]

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Facebook’s Retail Push to Hit WhatsApp

Facebook’s online shopping push may have started with its own network, Instagram and Messenger, but now it’s spreading to the company’s popular app, WhatsApp. On Thursday, the company revealed several changes to the messaging platform, including bringing in-app shopping and transactions to chats in the app, a new Facebook Hosting Services offering that can corral […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Unified Commerce Starts With Frank and Oak Acquisition

Frank and Oak has found a new home with a new kind of buyer. Unified Commerce Group acquired control of the Montreal-based brand, marking its entrance into a deal market made topsy-turvy by the coronavirus but one filled with opportunity.   And Frank and Oak could just be the start since Unified, which has assembled a […]

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Zero Waste Packaging Platform Loop Expands Across the U.S.

Loop is taking its effort to curb single-use packaging national with expansion to 48 states. After a successful pilot run, the revamped “milkman” delivery and e-commerce platform — which helps to repackage beauty and consumer goods into reusable and refillable packaging — is looking to facilitate greater circularity. New Jersey-based company TerraCycle first tested its […]