Spring just raised $65 million in a Series C round.
Online fashion shopping site Spring has secured a $65 million Series C round.The latest round was led by Fidelity Investments and included previous investors such as Groupe Arnault, Thrive Capital, Yuri Milner and BoxGroup. Spring, which operates the site Shopspring.com, so far has raised in the aggregate $105 million.Spring said the investment would enable the company to grow and increase efforts in customer marketing, brand partnerships and team development. The company recently added Robert Willey as chief marketing officer and Gillian Gorman Round as chief operating officer.Alan Tisch, Spring’s founder and chief executive officer, “Our mission continues to be to deliver the most personalized, convenient and inspirational shopping experience in partnership with our community of [more than] 2,000 brands.”Brands sold in the site have included Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang, Tory Burch, Diesel, Aldo and Abercrombie & Fitch.He launched the company in 2014. Spring said the company saw new customers rise more than seven times in 2016, and that revenues grew nine times over 2015.For more WWD stories:
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“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia