Category Lifestyle & Beauty

Everything You Need to Know Today About Luxury Resale Marketplace The RealReal

Founded in 2011, The RealReal, that makes consignment (resale) of luxury items online possible by, among other things, independently verifying the items for the buyers before putting them up, has raised $123 million in venture funding to date and is on track to make $500 million in GMV this year. In an interview with Techcrunch, […]

The Insane Fight Between Gillette and Harry’s

Harry’s, which manufactures and sells shaving equipment online and in stores since 2014, showed at the Shoptalk conference exemplarily with its experience in competing with Gillette that Gillette itself and its mother company P&G are feeling the heat from (online and offline) competition by new brands like Harry’s or Dollar Shave Club (now part of […]

Online Beauty Market’s Biggest Exit Yet: Younique Goes to Coty

The big exits from (to Walmart) and from Dollar Shave Club (to Unilever) made headlines last year. What, surprisingly, did not make many headlines was the biggest exit of the online beauty market to date. Beauty group Coty is buying 60 percent of Younique for $600 million, valuing the cosmetics startup at $1 billion. […]

How The Hut Group Became the Latest British E-Commerce Star

The British E-Commerce-Market is famous for the likes of Asos, Net-a-Porter (now part of the Yoox Net-a-Porter Group) or Ocado (all publicly traded). Lesser known is The Hut Group, a fast growing e-commerce company selling a variety of products with a focus on lifestyle, health & beauty products and fashion via multiple online shops: The […]