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What’s in a name? Wolf & Badger opens first US brick and mortar offshoot

Under florescent lights, between racks of independent and exclusive cloths and accessories, Chelsea Leyland set the mood by spinning top 40 tracks by the likes of Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. The store’s aesthetic is modern and bright, and designers’ pieces occupy three stories of space. When I entered the store, a greeter took my name, and I was overwhelmed, …

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FlexyBeauty raises $1.6 million to expand beauty SaaS solution in France

FlexyBeauty, a France-based SaaS solution for beauty salons, institutes and spas, has raised €1.5 million euros ($1.6 million at current exchange). The investment came from Newfund, a VC fund based in Paris, France. Ilan Koskas and Sébastien Beaujard, co-founded FlexyBeauty in 2014. They launched the SaaS platform in 2015 as a subscription service that gives beauty professionals access to a …

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CFDA announces nominees and honorees for 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards

It’s CFDA season. The Council of Fashion Designers of America has announced the nominees and honorees for its 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards. The awards are being put on in partnership with in partnership with Swarovski for the 16th year. Lexus will serve as the official automotive partner. The awards will be held June 5 at The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The nominees …

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Maisonette raises $2.7 million to become the Net-a-Porter of childrenswear

Maisonette, an NYC-based online childrenswear shop, has raised $2.7 million in seed funding.  The investment came from New Enterprise Associates and Thrive Partners. Angels Silas Chou, Andrew Rosen, Marcus Wainwright and his wife, Glenna Neece, Vivi Nevo and Jonathan and his wife, Lizzie Tisch, also contributed to the round. Maisonette was co-founded by Vogue Magazine alums Sylvana Durrett and Luisana Mendoza-Roccia, as …

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