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Ratan Tata invests in fashion portal for women KaarYah

Kaaryah, a fashion portal for women’s wear, has raised an undisclosed amount of investment from Tata Sons’ chairman Ratan Tata. This adds another online player in his portfolio. 

Kaaryah, a fashion portal for women’s wear, has raised an undisclosed amount of investment from Tata Sons’ chairman Ratan Tata. This adds another online player in his portfolio. 

Over the last year, Ratan Tata has made investments in other homegrown e-commerce players, including Snapdeal, UrbanLadder, BlueStone and CarDekho. He has also invested in mobile commerce firm Paytm, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, and wind energy startup Altaeros Energy.

Kaaryah already has a presence across online marketplaces and also services through Kaaryah.com. The company is the brainchild of Kellogg alum, Nidhi Agarwal and promises the Indian woman a perfect fit in western formal wear. “It is the only brand, globally, that offers western wear in 18 sizes, compared to a global average of 12-13 sizes,” said Kaaryah founder Nidhi Agarwal.

“The brand introduces 150 new designs every month; its catalog of shirts, trousers & skirts for women is larger than any Indian or International brand’s offering,” she added.

The Indian market for western formal attire for women is estimated to be Rs.10,000-15,000 crore and is poised double growth in the next 3-4 years. While there are a number of marketplaces dealing in this category, Kaaryah is trying to make a difference with its in-house apparel brand.

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