Etsy Adds Some Fashion to Its E-Commerce Shopping Basket

At the beginning of June, Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) announced it was acquiring Depop, an online fashion reseller for $1.6 billion. Investors may be wondering what to make of this move and how this new brand fits in to the overall strategy of this marketplace for artisans to sell their goods. On a Fool Live episode recorded on July 14, Fool contributors Brian Feroldi and Brian Withers discuss the details of the purchase and why shareholders should love this move.

Brian Withers: Moving on to Etsy, E-T-S-Y, another company that spelled just like the stock. In June, Etsy announced

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24 Ways To Make Money Off Your Shopping

Sales clerk assisting a customer in a thrift store in Japan.

Sales clerk assisting a customer in a thrift store in Japan.

Shopping can be a costly endeavor — but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, you can easily save and make money when shopping for yourself or someone close to you.

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From mystery shopping to using cash-back sites, GOBankingRates rounded up the best ways to make money while shopping, many of which require nothing more than the click of your mouse. If you want

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10 best fashion rental services for a more sustainable shopping experience

Rental services are the perfect place to find a special occasion outfit (The Independent)

Rental services are the perfect place to find a special occasion outfit (The Independent)

From the affordability of clothing to #ootd culture and the expectation that we must have a new outfit for every occasion, our rapacious shopping habits are having an undeniable impact on the planet. Britons throw away a whopping £140m worth of wearable clothes each year and demand for raw materials is expected to triple by 2050, according to the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP). But that’s not all – the textile industry is said to be the second-largest polluters, responsible for 92 million tonnes

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Shopping App Ranking Favors Fast Fashion, Fun

What will happen to the action in shopping apps now that we’re on the verge of losing that COVID-era fig leaf ­— the face mask? It’s a good question, and there is data to draw upon.

PYMNTS’ latest Provider Ranking of Shopping Apps reveals spry agility in the apps of the top names in app eCommerce heading into summer 2021. While some ties have been broken and some names have changed, the rankings speak well for app-based buying writ large.

Let’s see what’s transpired since we met

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Benetton Entering Secondhand Shopping Model With Depop

MILAN — United Colors of Benetton is entering the secondhand shopping model, reaching out to a new customer and bringing back vintage designs through a new collaboration with peer-to-peer resale marketplace Depop.

Benetton chief executive officer Massimo Renon, however, stressed that the partnership is based on key values the Italian company and Depop share, such as diversity, inclusion and sustainability.

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Renon joined Benetton last year from Marcolin, tasked with the revamp of the brand and with increasing its appeal to younger generations, without betraying what it has always stood for. “Through Oliviero Toscani’s innovative ad campaigns

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Fashion Fan Shares ‘Genius’ Hack to Try on Clothes While Online Shopping

A fashion fan has come with a “genius” way to try on clothes virtually, which people reckon could change online shopping forever.

Buying anything off the internet is a risk, but now you can at least see how clothes look on before pressing the add to cart button.

Fashion start-up Merald shared a series of clips to its TikTok page, @meraldpopup, revealing they simply print off a photo of themselves, then cut out the item they want to try on.

Needless to say they’ve matched up the proportions to their laptop, so their 2D version can try on hundreds

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