New York, US-based luxury jewelry seller Xcel Brands Inc added jewelry retailer Judith Ripka in a deal valued at $22.5 million in combined cash, interest-free promissory notes and common stock.
Alibaba Group Holding, through its unit, will be buying a stake and subscribing to convertible bond shares in Intime Retail Group Co, a department store operator, Bloomberg reported.
Indonesia-born and New York, US-based fashion startup Project Shoe lets women personally customize their shoes using its e-commerce platform and have the order shipped anywhere for free.
London, UK-based social shopping startup Nuji nabbed $2 million in a seed funding round from TAG, Seedcamp, Samos, and other angel investors to launch an iOS app this April.
Bangalore, India-based online jewelry retailer BlueStone bagged $10 million in its Series B funding round led by venture capital firm Kalaari Capital to beef up its marketing and branding campaigns.
London, UK-based wearable tech startup HereO created a GPS watch with a kid-friendly and durable design that can help parents monitor their kids' location through the company's website or mobile app.
India-based fabric and clothing firm Arvind closed the acquisition of a 40% stake in Calvin Klein India from the Murjani Group and Matrix Partners in a deal valued at INR100 crore, according to sources familiar with the deal.
Palo Alto, US-based beauty box retailer Memebox, which was imported from South Korea, bagged $1.5 million in venture funding to establish its presence in the US.
Kenya-based wearable tech startup CladLight created the Smart Jacket, a wearable jacket with modified reflector and transmitter, to make motorbike driving more stable and help reduce the number of accidents in the country.
Mumbai, India-based social venture capital firm Aavishkaar Venture Management invested INR18.6 crore in US-based luxury lifestyle brand Mela Artisans for the latter's domestic and international product expansion.
As they open their first Old Navy store in China, Gap Inc will be increasing its efforts to promote their brand online so it can capitalize on the country's fast-growing e-commerce sector, Reuters reported.
J.Crew Group Inc is said to be in early stage talks with Fast Retailing Co and E. Land Group for a possible sale, according to sources.
Little Borrowed Dress, a startup that rents out bridesmaid dresses online, has raised $1.25 million for its seed financing round participated in by a number of investors, TechCrunch reported.
Chicago, US-based artist community and e-commerce site Threadless launched an iOS app for its online T-shirt and hoodie business after existing exclusively on the web for a long time.
Mumbai, India-based private equity fund manager ASK Pravi Equity Opportunities Fund picked up a minority stake in Chandigarh-based children's clothing firm Indian Clothing League Pvt Ltd for INR50 crore ($8.08 million).
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