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Billie

The female-first shave and body brand

Billie is a genius subscription service for women's razors. The $9 Starter Kit consists of a Billie handle, the mag(net)ic holder and two 5-blade razor cartridges. Ongoing, we’ll deliver four replacement blade cartridges for $9.

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Marketplace for unbranded luxury goods

Italic is a marketplace that gives shoppers access to factories making products for luxury brands like Celine, Prada, Cartier, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Givenchy, Coach, Burberry, and Miu Miu.

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Axios
The service has raised $13 million from investors.
The Business of Fashion
By Tamison O'Connor November 15, 2018 14:00 LOS ANGELES, United States - It's no secret that product markups in luxury fashion can be eye-wateringly high. From factory to shop floor, items can be priced at multiples higher than they cost to produce.
Vox
Consider the luxury handbag: made from sumptuous leather, trimmed with sturdy hardware, built to stand the test of time, and finished with the brand's status-imbuing label. Taken together, these details make the case that such a bag is worth a big investment. Would this same luxury handbag still be covetable with the label stripped away?
Glossy Source
Italic's business model opens up some interesting questions about consumers' relationship with luxury and brand names. If you can buy a bag made by the same people who make Prada bags, using the same material Prada bags are made from, in the same place where Prada bags are made, is it not just as good as a Prada bag?
TechCrunch
A new startup called Italic says it's already received more than 100,000 signups for a marketplace where you can buy handbags, eyewear and other luxury products directly from the manufacturers who work with the world's best-known brands. The marketplace is officially launching today. It...
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Tristan Walker's new company, "a complete shaving system"

Bevel is an all-in-one shaving kit for people of color, delivered straight to your door.

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The Manual
When it comes to shaving, we all have different needs. Black men's shaving needs usually begin beneath the surface as bump-causing ingrown hairs that lead to scarring, since skin with more melanin will show dark spots and scars more intensely and for a duration.
Esquire
WhatsApp, Starbucks, Ralph Lauren - you know the brands, but do you know how their founders made it to the corner office? One was a college dropout, another a bartender and the other had no formal training, proving it's possible to go from humble beginnings to #blessed in half a lifetime.
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Shave Time, Shave Money

Dollar Shave Club is a subscription service for the best shaving supplies ever, acquired by Unilever for $1B. 👀

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Medium
A strategic assessment of one of last year's most talked-about acquisitions. Note: Originally written 23rd September 2016 and distributed to colleagues via email. The first reason, of course, is that by buying Dollar Shave Club, Unilever has taken 16% unit share of the U.S.
TechCrunch
Deja Vu moment: when another giant of consumer products is hoping to buy its way to success rather than innovate. This week, the news was Unilever buying five year old Dollar Shave Club for $1B. Last week, hundred year old Danone buying Whitewave foods.
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