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Product review: Vestiaire Collective

My summary of Vestiaire Collective before using it? I think Vestiaire Collective (‘Vestiaire’) to be a marketplace for fashion. Similar to Poshmark, I expect Vestiare to focus on high-end fashion. Not sure whether it’s just boutiques selling on Vestiare or whether consumers can sell to other consumers through the platform. How does Vestiaire explain itself […]

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Product review: Pinduoduo

Pinduoduo is China’s second largest shopping app; the company has only been around for 5 years but is already following closely on the heels of Alibaba which dominates the Chinese market through apps like JD.com and Taobao. For me there are four aspects of Pinduoduo’s product and proposition which make it stand out: team purchase, […]

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Product review: Ray-Ban virtual try on

I was keen to try Ray-Ban’s recently introduced virtual capability to see if it helps in figuring out the best sunglasses for me:     I have to admit, it initially wasn’t obvious to me how I could try on this pair of sunglasses, the “try them on” call to action underneath the product didn’t […]

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Product review: Poshmark

My quick summary of Poshmark before using it – All I know is that Poshmark is a fashion site which has enjoyed phenomenal success recently and is rumoured to IPO later this year. How does Poshmark explain itself in the first minute – “#1 way to buy and sell fashion” is the main strap-line on […]

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Why Square and Klarna are looking to become banks?

Just a short post this time, as I just wanted to share my excitement about the likes of Square and Klarna becoming banks (eventually). As an outsider looking in, I can see the rationale for companies like Square and Klarna, payments platforms, for becoming full blowing banking entities: Logical extension of the payments ecosystem – Given that […]