Delivery woes continue to stack up for Combatant Gent | GQ
Business

Fulfillment troubles fester at Combatant Gent.

Grooms and wedding guests have been left in the lurch. Customers, burned by the brand, have started raising pitchforks on Reddit. One disgruntled man is even threatening a class-action lawsuit.

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Argent co-founder Eleanor Turner | WeWork
Business

Liz Segran delivers the verdict on six women’s officewear brands.

As we tend to emphasize frequently, she’s always on the mark, and fewer reporters, save for Forbes’ Vivienne Decker, do it better when covering the modern luxury sector than Ms. Segran.

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Getting Artsy fartsy on your phone | Artsy
Money

In the midst of turmoil for peers Paddle8 and Auctionata, online art auction house Artsy just raised a $50M Series D.

None of the recent turmoil that’s affected fellow online art auction houses Paddle8 and Auctionata has seemed to dim Artsy’s outlook, and investors seem to be anything but nervous about its prospects.

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Rashida Jones, Stockholm, and Tumblr pink | Away
Launches

Scoop: Away’s new brand extension: A quarterly travel magazine called Here.

Like Airbnb before them, Away has decided to put out a quarterly print magazine, also about travel, in a bid to give the brand more lifestyle credibility.

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Solving a real marketplace failure or another ruse? | Juicero
Launches

Is Tovala the next Juicero?

You’ll excuse us for being reminded of Juicero — the I’ll-fated $400 juice presser — when we came across Tovala’s launch this week.

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Pastels and Gen Y branding | Glossier
Business

Glossier goes global: Canada, the UK, and France are all on the docket.

Glossier is still only three years old, and is expanding internationally at a time when most older MLCs (modern luxury companies) and DTC brands are still only shipping domestically.

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Co-founders Akash Shah and Craig Elbert now have twelve million reasons to smile | Care/of
Money

Care/of scoops up $12M in a new Series A, its second fundraise since November.

At this point, at least in terms of valuation and momentum, it’s easy to argue that Care/of is currently king of the hill in the new emerging premium supplements and vitamins space.

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Camp David's co-founders, Mazdack Rassi, left, and Erez Shternlicht | NYT
Column: The Perceptive Consumer

Camp David: Mazdack Rassi’s latest project, an anti-WeWork, signals a newer (more upscale) Brooklyn.

Our Perceptive Shopper columnist Kyle Chayka visits Brooklyn’s new co-working hub and discovers that it’s less about bohemian Brooklyn, and far more about creating a Mad Men-esque playground. (606 words)

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What you get when you visit Style.com today | Style.com
Business

Back in 2015, WWD unknowingly signaled the end of Style.com. Turns out they were spot on.

After much fanfare, waiting, and pomp and circumstance, Style.com was relaunched…and then promptly shut down this week. We’d be lying if we said this was a shocker. (885 words)

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The Matches Fashion team serves as a perfect case study here | Matchesfashion.com
Subscriber Comment

Ana Andjelic – Rethinking luxury’s technology gameplan.

Longstanding luxury brands tend to treat technology as a marketing play or a value-add that sits on top of their business models – rather than harnessing technology to actually transform their businesses. Ana Andjelic’s argument: It’s a terrible approach. (652 words)

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