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    Coupang wants to transform the luxury fashion customer experience

    On its Q4 earnings call, CEO Bom Kim said his company was confident that buying Farfetch was a prudent financial decision.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Sustainable Apparel Coalition rebrands as Cascale

    The move follows the December exit of CEO Amina Razvi and the organization’s step back from the Higg Materials Sustainability Index.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Automating your Amazon business

    Discover the key to e-commerce success by partnering technology and strategy for thriving sales on online marketplaces.

    Feb. 20, 2024
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    10 retail trends to watch in 2024

    Step into 2024's retail revolution: AI-driven experiences, DTC in stores, sustainability surge and nostalgic fashion resurfaces. Adapt or fade away…

    Feb. 12, 2024
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    Prada reclaims top spot on Lyst Index

    Miu Miu fell to second place on the quarterly report, while Ugg returned to the top-20 brand category and The Row made its first appearance.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Coupang completes acquisition of Farfetch

    The $500 million deal, initially announced in December, was threatened last week by Farfetch bond holders seeking to recover their investment in the luxury e-commerce firm.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Farfetch deal with Coupang threatened by ad hoc investor group

    The noteholders, who collectively hold more than half of the luxury e-commerce platform’s 2027 bonds, say they’re seeking options that would allow them to recover their funds.

    By Updated Jan. 30, 2024
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    Under Armour, Celanese develop spandex alternative

    The companies partnered on Neolast, a high-performing alternative to elastane — a fiber that gives apparel stretch.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 26, 2024
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    Textile tech brand Repreve introduces yarn made from plastic bottles

    The fiber, called Recomfort, is designed to to be pill-resistant and feel like traditional cotton, acrylic and rayon.

    By Howard Ruben • Jan. 25, 2024
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    TrusTrace lands $24M growth investment

    The traceability platform will use the money to boost its global expansion strategy.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    7 fashion industry trends to watch in 2024

    The coming year will bring fast fashion battles, more mergers and acquisitions, an evolution of luxury and a presidential election, and that’s just for starters.

    By Laurel Deppen and Lara Ewen • Jan. 12, 2024
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    Biomaterials firm backed by Kering raises 11 million euros

    Mogu Srl has completed Series A funding and plans to launch a demo production plant, expand its team and increase its research and development efforts.

    By Jan. 9, 2024
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    Rent the Runway to cut 10% of its corporate workforce, COO resigns

    The designer rental service is launching a restructuring plan, which it says will result in $11 million to $13 million in annualized run rate cash savings.

    By Jan. 9, 2024
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    Leather alternative startup names new chief product officer

    Gozen, which recently closed a $3.3 million funding round, named Sedef Uncu Aki to the position.

    By Jan. 3, 2024
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    Zulily goes out of business, plans to liquidate

    The retailer has entered an assignment for the benefit of creditors, an alternative to bankruptcy, after seven months under private equity ownership. 

    By Nate Delesline III • Jan. 3, 2024
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    Renewcell secures $9.8M in short-term funding

    The new capital comes after the textile recycling firm reported underperforming Q3 sales.

    By Dec. 21, 2023
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    Reebok, Futureverse partner to launch metaverse experience in 2024

    “Reebok Impact” is intended to broaden the ways consumers interact with the brand's products, from its apparel to its footwear.

    By Xanayra Marin-Lopez • Dec. 21, 2023
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    With website down, Zulily’s future in doubt

    The e-commerce retailer's website is currently "down for maintenance," following layoffs.

    By Nate Delesline III • Dec. 20, 2023
  • Farfetch and Coupang deal has consequences for luxury, e-commerce: analysts weigh in

    The newly announced acquisition deal may signal a new path forward for the struggling platform, but challenges remain.

    By Dec. 19, 2023
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    VF Corp. reports stolen data from cybersecurity incident

    The attack last week has impacted the apparel conglomerate’s ability to fulfill orders.

    By Dec. 18, 2023
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    Farfetch to be acquired by Coupang in a $500M deal

    As a result, Farfetch will be delisted from the NYSE, and its agreement to buy YOOX Net-a-Porter from Richemont has been terminated.

    By Dec. 18, 2023
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    Shein, Temu drive 5% air freight spike in November

    Shipments from the fast fashion companies are frequently dominating export routes from China and Hong Kong, according to Xeneta’s chief airfreight officer.

    By Kelly Stroh • Dec. 18, 2023
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    Farfetch gets Moody’s downgrade

    The financial firm gave the luxury e-commerce platform a rating of “poor standing” and “subject to very high credit risk” following the company’s cancellation of its Q3 earnings call.

    By Dec. 13, 2023
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    Puma expands its textile-to-textile polyester recycling program

    The company said its Re:Fibre technology would be used to create most of its club and federation replica jerseys in 2024.

    By Howard Ruben • Dec. 11, 2023
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    Amazon cuts referral fees for some apparel sellers

    The retailer said the changes are meant to improve the speed of delivery and reduce total costs to serve.

    By Nate Delesline III • Dec. 8, 2023