Kelly Chen founded Cherie in August 2019 to bring a sense of community to a beauty industry that can sometimes feel alienating. A former general manager at Musical.ly (now TikTok), Chen launched her app out of Culver City as a platform to promote "honest discussions" about beauty, wherein people "define beauty on their own terms" and can find "trusted information about beauty products."

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Fast-fashion retailer Fashion Nova will pay $9.3 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it told customers to "Expect Your Items Quick!" yet repeatedly failed to ship orders on time and then illegally denied them cash refunds.

The case against the company that counts Kylie Jenner and Cardi B. among its partners marks the largest settlement the commission has received in a mail order rule case and sends a signal to other direct-to-consumer companies, said FTC attorney Ken Abbe.

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Headspace raised $93 million in debt and equity as the Santa Monica-based mindfulness company aims to fend off competition from rivals like Calm by growing globally as it pursues ambitious plans to launch the first FDA-approved meditation app.

The company, which is riding the wave of wellness as everyone from Wall Street traders to school teachers embrace meditation for health, announced Wednesday that it will pump funds into their direct-to-consumer business, where revenue has doubled year-over-year from 2017 to 2019.

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