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Italist

The first online marketplace for Italian fashion


What Friends Say

TechCrunch Jordan Crook
Despite the brand recognition of Italian luxury fashion brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Valentino, there is no online aggregation of exclusively Italian luxury fashion. 500 Startups-backed Italist is trying to change that.
Racked Magazine Stephie Grob Plante
Racked purchased a Gucci belt offered on Italist Selection to see if we could learn more. After an easy online ordering process, the belt arrived in less than a week, in a Gucci dust bag, and in great condition.

In the news

All your Singapore beauty needs in a quick click - LifestyleAsia
June 2, 2016
Sometimes, the very thought of braving weekend crowds in the malls (all over the country, no less) is enough to make you crawl back into bed and throw the covers over your head. Fortunately, this being the digital age, we can get all our beauty and style needs - from the comfort of our own bed no less.
Itália entre cliques - FashionUP
May 9, 2016
O canal online tem-se revelado um dos melhores destinos de compras para os amantes do luxo. Longe estão os dias em que, para ter um guarda-roupa distinto em marcas, era necessário assumir o estatuto de globetrotter. Graças à Internet, Diego Abba e Raffaele Giovine decidiram lançar a Italist, uma plataforma de comércio eletrónico que reúne ...
Due italiani creano negli Usa un ecommerce delle nostre migliori boutique (incubati da 500 Startup)
May 6, 2016
Si sa la moda italiana è un brand famoso in tutto il mondo e per questo due startupper italiani, Diego Abba, Raffaele Giovine, Andrea Milani e Giuseppe Sacco, emigrati in Usa da diversi anni, hanno lanciato Italist, un e-commerce che aggrega i prodotti di 120 boutique italiane: "Vogliamo dare a tutti la sensazione di fare shopping nei negozi di moda di Milano o altre parti di Italia" spiegano i founder.
This Site Offers Luxury Goods at Impressive Prices, But Is it For Real?
May 3, 2016
"You can't find it here," she'd say of her body-hugging magenta dress with all the cutouts, encapsulating the entirety of these United States of America in a syllable - "here" - and a shrug. "It's from Italy." Some of her clothes were produced by big name designers, while others bore Italian-named labels we'd never heard of.
The Site That Brings Italian Boutiques Right to Your Computer
May 3, 2016
My most fashionable middle school friend got all her clothes in Italy. That's what she'd tell girls who asked about her snake-skin inspired leggings, blue suede motorcycle jacket, and whispery floral blouses. (This was the late '90s / early '00s.)
500 Startups-Backed Italist Is Like Shopping The Streets Of Italy, But Online
May 27, 2015
The platform allows retailers to take full control of what they put in Italist’s virtual mall, taking their own photos and selecting their inventory. Plus, Italist encourages their retailers to include extra information on their pieces, including materials used, the story of how it was designed, or the history of the brand itself.
Foreign start-ups edge in on Korean tech turf
May 21, 2015
This is the second article in a series on foreigners working in Korea's technology start-up ecosystem. ― Ed.Tech industry pundits in Korea used to joke that this is where overseas companies would come to die.
500 Startups Announces Batch 11 in Mountain View
November 5, 2014
Through Italist, Italian boutiques, artisans, and emerging designers are able to gain distribution and sales.
Italist.com arriva su elle.it
September 12, 2014
COSA Nasce la collaborazione esclusiva tra il marketplace di moda italiano italist.com e i siti di Hearst Magazines Italia elle.it, marieclaire.it e cosmopolitan.it con.
5 faves and 4 things to know from 500 Startups Demo Day
February 4, 2014
This company is based in Mountain View, but its focus and founders Raffaele Giovine and Andrea Milani are all Italian. It offers an online marketplace for luxury independent fashion retailers and emerging Italian fashion brands. The company is already doing about $2 million a year in business, selling high-margin items and growing at about 50 percent per month.
500 Startups Batch 11 Demo Day – Sorted By The Growth Score
February 3, 2014
Italist, is a marketplace for high-end fashion multi-brand boutiques, new talents, and emerging Italian brands. Mattermark Growth Score: 703.
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