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“Personalised shopping app and U.K. startup Mallzee has raised new funding. The so-called ‘Tinder of fashion’ — in reference to its Tinder-esque UI that invites you to swipe right if you like and swipe left if you don’t as you shop for clothes through its mobile app — has swiped £2.5 million in additional investment.”

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“Expert-assisted shopping: there’s now (another) app for that. That would be a new service called Scratch, launching Tuesday, which lets busy types chat with personal shoppers to get recommendations for home decor, accessories and gifts within 24 hours, and then buy said goods.”

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“Palo Alto-based Curbside, a company offering a mobile app that allows shoppers to buy from local retailers like Target and Best Buy then pick up items at stores without exiting their car, is today announcing the close of $25 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Sutter Hill Ventures, and includes participation from prior investors Index Ventures, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and others.”

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“If you’re one of those girls who have a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing they’d wear, here’s a solution for you: ClosetStyles. Launched last month, ClosetStyles is a marketplace app for women to buy and sell “pre-loved” clothes. Users simply take a photo of an item they wish to sell and then list it in the app.”

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“If you’re one of the thousands of shoppers still searching for key pieces from Lilly Pulitzer’s Target collection, it might be high time to check out Poshmark, an app that lets its users buy and sell clothes via the iPhone. The app currently boasts hundreds of listings from its members, making it a veritable alternative to eBay for fashion items.”

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“Dash Hudson, the app that aims to make your Instagram photos shoppable, has announced a seed round of $1 million, tapping a mix of institutional and individual investors, including early-stage venture capital firm Innovacorp as well as GoInstant founders Jevon MacDonald and Gavin Uhma.”

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“So-called ‘social shopping marketplaces’ have slowly emerged as smartphone and tablet adoption has risen. The heady combination of social networks and shopping never seemed to work that well on the web, but on mobile they have proven to have more of the potential that was always promised but rarely delivered, simply because of the better user interface.”

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