Brandless has secured a $35 million Series B funding round that includes 20-plus high-profile individuals from the retail, entertainment, media and sports industries.
Brandless offers generic household and food staples for just $3, with the idea that products such as moisturizing shampoo, foaming hand wash and even tomato sauce should be made well and comprised of clean and nontoxic ingredients. It claims that the idea of being “brandless” allows the company to offer these products at a fair price, without consumers having to pay what it calls a “brand tax” that is often added to the markup for advertising and marketing of the “brand.” Consumers in turn save up to a 40 percent mark-up — although that’s often higher with beauty products — when compared with prices for national brands, Brandless contends.
Trevor Andrew, the artist known for his Gucci Ghost collaboration with Gucci, hit Complexcon last weekend to launch his fist line, Real Buy. The streetwear line includes jackets, short- and long-sleeve T-shirts, each with one of the artist’s seven designs, reports @ariahughes .
A little bit 80’s — circa 2018. Tap for fashion credits.
Styled by @thealexbadia 📸: @orianalayendecker
Set design: @colinl_
Shot at @7linestudio
Kane Brown didn’t take the traditional road to country music stardom, writes @jeanpalmieri .
Instead of cutting his teeth in church and dive bars throughout the South, Brown made a splash on Facebook by releasing several covers of country classics — George Strait’s “Check Yes or No” and Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance” among them — that soon went viral. “I was working at FedEx and Target and just doing it for fun,” he said of the videos. “I put it on social media and got around 50 likes. Then I woke up one day and saw that it had gone viral overnight.” Read more on WWD.com 📸: @georgechinsee