Samwers kill their Fab clone after just six months

Just months after Germany’s notorious Samwer brothers courted controversy by cloning design sales site Fab.com, they are about to close their copycat site, Bamarang, down — folding it into its more successful stablemate, WestWing.

How Summit could bring some class to Rocket’s Westwing

Sometimes investors bring a lot more than cash to the table, and Summit Partners – which just led a $50m round for the home deco shopping club Westwing – has a lot of relevant experience to offer from its history with Vente Privee.

Shoptime’s $50m heats up Russia’s e-commerce war

With Russia recently becoming Europe’s biggest internet market, retailers are fighting over who can dominate proceedings. Now flash sales site KupiVIP is pumping $50m into online shopping rival Shoptime to try and crack the nascent market.

Fab.com takes big step toward becoming Amazon of design

Design shopping site Fab.com is taking a big step toward becoming the Amazon of design with the introduction of five weekly specialty shops for categories like fashion, pets and food that will more than triple the number of products Fab offers at any given time.

Fab.com makes first acquisition: indie market FashionStake

Online design store Fab.com is just seven months old, but it’s showing all kinds of momentum, racking up 1.65 million users and 750,000 items sold so far. Now, the company is making its first acquisition, buying up FashionStake, an online marketplace for independent fashion.

Fab.com tries online pop-up stores

Design flash sales site Fab.com has been on a tear in its first three months, racking up 600,000 users in 12 weeks. Now the company is trying to kick-start the idea of online pop-up stores with a new series of limited-time retail shops inside of Fab.com.