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Simon Collins joins Tranoï ’s U.S. edition and talks about why the fashion system is in need of a shakeup


Trade shows are typically known as a place where hoards of designers come and exhibit their collections in hopes that they will catch the attention of buyers much needed to sustain their businesses. But what if they we’re thought of differently? What if they were thought of as a goldmine of new talent waiting to be discovered by an industry …

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Salesfloor just raised $3M to help create in-store, online experiences


Salesfloor, a San Francisco, Ca. technology that lets customers to shop online with their local store and associate, raised $3 million in seed funding. The investment round was led by BDC Capital IT Venture Fund and London based angels Jamie True and Jon Claydon, also contributed to the round. Co-founded in 2013 by its CEO Oscar Sachs, chief product officer, …

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Watchmaster just raised $8M for its pre-owned watch trading hub


Watchmaster, a Berlin, Germany pre-owned watch trading platform just raised $8 million in Series B funding. This new investment bring’s the company’s total amount of funding to $16.91 million to date. The investment round was led by existing backer Cherry Ventures with participation from Piton Capital and Zalando founders Robert Gentz and David Schneider. Also as part of the funding, …

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App of the Week: Meet SuperDuper, a mani-lovers best kept secret


In our App of the Week series, we take a look at the newest and coolest apps to see if they’re worth a try.  Simple, refined and useful are how I would describe SuperDuper – an app that identifies less expensive duplicates for luxury nail polish brands. Christian Louboutin’s “Lady Page” retails for $50, but Color Club’s “Fashion Moment” is only $8. NARS’ “Night …

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