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FashInvest Capital Conference 2011 Press Articles

 Wanted to share some of the Articles and Write-ups on the Conference. There are more to come which I’ll keep updating as they hit the news stands/computer screens. (NY Times) For Fashion Start-Ups, a Bridge to Investors IN a setting reminiscent of a speed-dating bar scene, but with no promise of even a first date, much less a long-term relationship, …

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Shots Fired! Flash Invasion Sets Sale, Crosses Seas

Gilt and Vente-Privée Eye Plundering Competitive Marketshare __ Don’t look now, but two of the biggest fashion disruptors and juggernauts have just engaged in a battle for eCommerce flash supremacy. The flash sale model, having been founded by Jacques-Antoine Granjon of Vente-Privée.com in 2001, has changed the luxury goods market more than any innovation of its time. The French site …

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Gilt Groupe Acquires BuyWithMe After Big Layoffs

Also Launches Facebook Shopping App Gilt Luck     Flash sales company, Gilt Groupe, Inc., has acquired the failed daily deals site, BuyWithMe. BuyWithMe, a Boston-based discounter was the third top daily deals site in the U.S. ranked under Groupon and LivingSocial. Due to tough competition and expansion of their competitors, the company stumbled on what seemed to be a …

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