Weekly News Wrap-up: 4 November 2011

Style.com continues their new business run, websites connect designers directly to consumers, Oscar sells to the people, and more…

NEW BUSINESS

Refinery 29, the slideshow heavy shopping and fashion trend website, launched ‘Reserve’. This is their curated shopping component, and a way to begin selling directly to their readers. (Reserve)

Style.com, hot on the tails of the launch of their print edition, launched the ‘Instant Get’, a way for consumers to buy a limited selection of highly exclusive items directly off the runways (in partnership with Edition 01). (The Intant Get)

BUSINESS MODELS

Business of Fashion wrote about some of the beautifully disruptive sites that connect designers directly to consumers. (BoF)

… and we  profiled FashionStake, a site that is leading the way. (TWF)

LUXURY

Oscar de la Renta launched the first fully contained luxury f-commerce play, selling a ring perfume on FB (ODLR on Facebook)

FLASH SALES

Gilt Groupe bought  the struggling daily deals site ‘BuyWithMe’ — reportedly just for their customer base. (VentureBeat)

The New York Times published a consumer-facing piece exposing the potential lack of actual bargains to be had on flash sale sites. (NYTimes)

THE THOUGHT SPACE:

Fashion’s Collective posted a summary to Tony King’s talk at Fashion Forward Digital event — ‘Creating a Digital Flagship’. His was one of our favorites that day, very informative and compelling. (Fashion’s Collective)

The landscape ahead of us, as outlined by WWD, continues to be filled with digital promises. (WWD)

DATABASE

Our database, launching in winter of 2012, continues to grow. Here’s a few sites that we added this week:

Motilo, a *real time* social shopping site (Motilo)
Shoefitr, an online shoe fitting tool (Shofitr)
Sellect Commerce, a fashion and luxury whole selling tool (Sellect Co)

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