It was never been this easy to know latest fashion tends and buy clothing. Fashion startups have solved few of our problems. No more waste of time in shortlisting clothes and visiting stores. Just choose what you want to buy among the huge collection and get it delivered at your door step. How easy it is, let’s check out some of the coolest places which helps us to do so:
Acustom believes that there should be a perfect fit for everyone, no matter their shape or size. What the fashion industry deems as imperfections are seen at Acustom as essential parts of you. Your body is as individual as you are— a shape to be to be expressed, so you can look and feel your best.
Acustom Apparel uses innovative digital technologies to craft custom clothing— intelligent fit for your style and your body. A quick, yet cutting-edge body scan allows Acustom to create high quality garments as unique as you.
Website – www.acustom.com
Stylyt is an interactive, visual and predictive platform for fashion collaborations. Their web-based product configurator takes the fabrics, colors and shapes of a brand’s upcoming collection and lets users mix and match to create branded virtual products. Submitted designs are shared and voted on, and winning styles are manufactured.
Stylyt collaborations not only drive loyalty, but also provide valuable demand-side data for brands, who can then adjust production and capture lost sales.
Website – www.stylyt.com
chloe + isabel
Chloe + Isabel is an innovative e-commerce jewelry brand designed to empower and connect women through a social shopping experience. Sold exclusively through their Merchandiser community and online, Chloe + Isabel provides customers with a one-stop shop for gorgeous hand-crafted jewelry.
Through Merchandiser opportunity, Chloe + Isabel provides digitally savvy young women with a virtual storefront and the opportunity to harness their social influence to earn income.
A 14 year veteran of the fashion industry, Chantel Waterbury founded Chloe + Isabel in 2011, and has since been named as an ‘Under 40 Retail Star’ by Fortune.
Website – www.chloeandisabel.com
Mallzee is a personal shopper in your pocket which is often referred to as the original Tinder for Shopping.
Mallzee’s mission is to create the best way to shop on mobile for everyone aged 16 to 60. They do this by producing personalized feeds for shoppers that tailor to their own unique style. These feeds are created from a database of over 2 million products from over 150 stores. When you swipe ‘Like’ to something it gets saved for later and if the price drops you get a notification to ensure you don’t miss a bargain.
Since launch in 2015 Mallzee has grown to hundreds of thousands of shoppers, raised over $5m across three rounds of investment and grown to a team of 20 experts in their fields.
Website – www.mallzee.com
YC – backed StyleUp is a daily personal fashion recommendation service for women that takes into account your location (i.e. weather) and personal style to give you stylized outfit suggestions each day.
On StyleUp, you sign up for the daily email by taking a 30-second survey to determine your style. You are shown various pictures of styled outfits, and you choose which outfit identify. You also include your location because each outfit recommendation is tied to the weather where you are, and you pick when you want to receive each email (i.e. in the morning before work, or the night before so you can plan ahead).
Website – www.thestyleup.com
Bib + Tuck
Bib + Tuck, a New York and Miami based re-commerce shop founded by two Colombian twenty-somethings, allows users to exchange and barter for pieces virtually. Users upload a stylized picture of the garment they’d like to sell—from retro, vintage frocks to luxury designer shoes—onto the app or website; when their piece sells, they get virtual ‘bucks’ that allow them to purchase others’ items. Users can also purchase ‘bucks’ with real dollars if they don’t wish to sell anything first. Every once in a while, the site will highlight ‘featured closets’ organized by big-name designers. According to CrunchBase, while the three-year-old Bib + Tuck isn’t the first online consignment shop, it’s the first to ’emphasize social transparency, moneyless transactions and attractive visuals.’ Since it scored $600,000 from angel investors in 2013, expect the Bib + Tuck community, recently at about 12,000 members, to expand rapidly.
Website – http://www.bibandtuck.com/
Stitch Fix is a California-based online shopping service that combines computer algorithms with the knowledge of professional, human stylists to make having a personal shopper affordable for everyone. Customers are polled on their budget, the occasion for which they want a new outfit, their favorite physical features, how they like clothing to fit, and more. Stitch Fix then uses the information collected in the questionnaire—meaningful data that most traditional retailers would kill to have—to pull together five unique pieces per user and ship them to their homes once a month for a regular fashion fix and wardrobe reboot. Users can keep the pieces they like and send back the ones they don’t. According toBuzzfeed, Stitch Fix’s customers ‘range from teenagers to seniors, but its core is women in their late twenties and thirties who are pressed for time or who live far away from a mall.’
http://www.bibandtuck.com/Website – https://www.stitchfix.com/
Seeing a jaw-dropping outfit on the street, on television, on the red carpet or on a blog, then being unable to find it anywhere in stores or on the web, is perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of developing one’s wardrobe. However, with the crowdsourced shopping platform Wheretoget—the ‘Shazam of fashion’—finding where to get that exact ensemble is a breeze. Post a photo of the outfit you’re looking for onto the website or app, then fellow members of the Wheretoget community can comment on the picture with advice and/or an answer. When you find just what you’ve been searching for, you can buy it on a third-party website. Last year, the Paris, France-based company got over 2 million unique visitors per month and will likely expand even more with increasing app use.
Website – http://wheretoget.it
Known as ‘the publishing house for jewelry design,’ the two-year-old start-up Stilnest uses 3D printers to produce original necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, cufflinks, headdresses, tie pins and bolo ties out of Sterling silver, gold-plated silver and fine polyamide. Why 3D printing? According to AngelList, the process allows the company ‘to source worldwide, pick up trends instantly and produce on demand’—plus, there’s no minimum order requirement for retailers, and storing the pieces digitally is virtually free. Keep a close eye on the Stilnest website, as its portfolio of hand-picked designs changes every week. Currently, over 70 artists from around the world contribute design concepts to the Berlin-based company’s lineup, which currently contains over 100 different items. Expect the collection to grow even larger in the future, as the company received a $900,000 seed investment in the fall of 2014
Website – https://stilnest.com
Both consumers and retailers can find a happy medium with the two-part, data-driven start-up, Stylitics. The company’s app, ClosetSpace, is aimed at consumers and allows them to upload their clothes onto virtual ‘shelves’ and tag their most-weared pieces. The app sorts users’ wardrobes based on aspects like color, brand and price to generate statistics on the items they wear daily, then gives them data on global fashion trends and suggestions on which pieces to ditch and what kind of clothing they should stock up on instead. Stay tuned for the second-generation version of ClosetSpace, revamped after two years of testing and feedback, which should be launched in early 2015, according to AngelList. On the other side of Stylitics, retailers who subscribe to Stylitics can conduct market research on ClosetSpace members’ purchase history and style in real-time, including data on large-scale up-and-coming trends.
Website – https://www.stylitics.com
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