Farfetch, An Online Marketplace For Designer Fashion Boutiques, Raises $66M

Brilliant shoppe.

TechCrunch

Farfetch, an online marketplace for independent fashion boutiques, has raised $66 million led by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners, with existing investors Condé Nast International and Advent Ventures also participating in the round. New investor Richard Chen, venture partner at Chinese VC firm Ceyuan, was part of the round. The company had previously raised funding in 2012, led by Index Ventures.

The London-based company says the investment will be used to fuel the company’s international growth in the U.S., Brazil and Asia, as well as its omni-channel strategy.

Launched in 2008, Farfetch.com is an e-commerce site that brings independent fashion boutiques from Europe and North America under one roof. The site curates a network of online boutiques from designer brands like Fendi, Gucci, and Chloé as well as from emerging designers. Currently, more than 300 boutiques, from Paris, New York and Milan to Bucharest, Helsinki and Honolulu list on the site, which…

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Amazon Takes A 25% Stake In Colis Prive To Ramp Up Its Delivery Network In France

A good expansion, and taking a good stroll into the scale of Le Web.

TechCrunch

E-commerce giant Amazon has reportedly made its first investment into the French market: it has acquired a 25% stake in Colis Privé, a delivery company that competes in France against the likes of state-owned La Poste, and global giants TNT, DHL, UPS and FedEx to deliver parcels. The news was first reported by the French blog le Journal du Net, and we are reaching out to both companies for confirmation.

Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

If accurate, the move makes a lot of sense for a number of reasons. In the U.S. Amazon has built up a formidable logistics operation. But to improve margins and general efficiency, it has been slowly working on ways of extending that even further, with reports last week that it is testing a parcel delivery service in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Last-mile delivery is something that companies like Google…

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Très bon lèvres teintées de sucre. Plural. (“XX,)

I think this song says it best. Lips like sugar. Sugar kisses. xx

http://www.deezer.com/track/846543

That means, that when Justine was born this day xx years ago, there became another like mine. And when they are put to good use, they can either inspire, maim, destroy or live to tell the tale.  When obliterated by blind beliefs, they mean nothing but words will always understand that they will always put forth the concept to mind, and relay this very effectively.

Aiming to do good will always take courage, and understand what it means to rely on the fate of our gifts. These things were tethered meaningfully to do a variant amount of good – and bring fruition to whatever evil that needs to get balanced. So when you recognise your gifts, you will be able to fulfill what they had meant to bring forth. This is going to take a huge amount of sussing out what exactly these are – whether brought about by conscious profession, accidentally by a meaningful event in life, or a grave situation that nearly devastates but brings forth a lull in the growth of a person. All these, tragic and happy at the same time – were meant to complete what we need in order to become who we are.

We just need to help ourselves in its upbringing and care. When we nurture our talents, our understanding of what makes us be, we in turn nurture ourselves. And this will always create a great filling of a void that consumes us when we have nothing. Or realise that the perception of nothing – was just a mere blinding to the perpetuation of being, and then, in being something.

All these words, dripped very sweetly – enunciated slowly will be consumed very mindfully, and responsibly. So those sugar kisses are a mark to life. Life will always be perpetuated with meaning, and today, this ends with a very greek and geek meaning to live every moment well – and mark it with a greeting and a parting, with a proper closing.

Sugar kisses, xx.