Beyond the Rack

Beyond the Rack

Beyond the Rack is a private shopping club for women and men who want designer brand apparel and accessories at prices up to 80% off retail. We obtain authentic designer merchandise and provide it exclusively to our members through limited-time events. Each event starts at a specific time and typically lasts only 48 hours. After each event ends the merchandise is no longer available. Members are notified by email in advance of each upcoming event according to their preferences.


News on Beyond the Rack

Beyond the Rack Files for Creditor Protection
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that online retailer Beyond the Rack has filed for protection from creditors, as the flash-sale fashion site faced a liquidity crisis and was unable to find a... more
Beyond the Rack Raises $10 Million
Beyond the Rack has secured a $10 million facility from Silicon Valley Bank. The funding gives the Montreal-based firm capital to expand its product offering.   "We are delighted to... more
The Four Most Significant Venture Capital Rounds Raised by Canadian Startups in 2013
2013 was a strong year for venture capital funding in Canada, as evidenced by what we feel were the four most significant rounds raised by Canadian startups this year.   1. HootSuite... more
Beyond the Rack Raises $25 Million More and Hires COO From Amazon
Women's Wear Daily reported late last night that Montreal's Beyond the Rack has closed a sixth round of financing totaling $25 Million and brought on Amazon veteran Mike Bhaskaran as its chief... more
Beyond the Rack Joins Forces with Shoppers Drug Mart's Optimum Loyalty Program
Shoppers Drug Mart announced today that they are collaborating with one of Canada's online private shopping clubs to launch a new shopping experience. Shoppers Drug Mart and Montreal's Beyond... more
Toronto's Jones Media Launches Fashion Magazine for Montreal's Beyond the Rack
Jones Media is launching a new fashion magazine for Beyond the Rack. Toronto-based Canadian premium shopper networksays the magazine will launch next spring and will target fashion-conscious,... more
Canada Post Reveals 2013 E-commerce Innovation Award Finalists
Canada Post is giving away $1 million in prizes to online retailers as part of their E-commerce Innovation Awards and they have announced the 2013 finalists. 27 finalists have been singled out... more
Beyond the Rack: A Venture Backed Canadian Success Story
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is hosting the Banff Venture Forum this year on September 26 and 27, 2013. Recognized as one of Canada’s premier company financing events, the Banff Venture... more
Beyond the Rack Customers Can Now Pay with Visa Debit
Customers of Montreal-based online retailer Beyond the Rack can now shop the site using Visa Debit to draw funds directly from their bank account. "We are pleased to offer Beyond the Rack... more
How Canadian Entrepreneur Yona Shtern Built Beyond The Rack to a $200 Million Business: Part II
Read Part I here. It was 2008 and Beyond The Rack’s Yona Shtern and Robert Gold had not only declined one venture capital offer in Toronto, but also had another drop out. They were out of... more
How Canadian Entrepreneur Yona Shtern Built Beyond The Rack to a $200 Million Business: Part I
Yona Shtern surveys Beyond The Rack’s sprawling 180,000 square feet Montreal headquarters. It almost seems like a few of the 450 employees whiz by without noticing him. “Sometimes I... more
Yona Shtern Named Keynote Speaker of Inaugural Atlantic Venture Forum
The inaugural Atlantic Venture Forum is next month in Halifax and it's already being tagged as Atlantic Canada's premier access to capital event. The lineup of keynote speakers is impressive and... more
Yona Shtern Named Keynote Speaker of Upcoming Canadian Financing Forum
Next year marks the 16th anniversary of the Canadian Financing Forum (CFF), Western Canada's premier access to capital event. The CFF returns to Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on February... more
BDC Venture Capital IT Fund Promises Another $100 Million to Canadian Startups
The BDC Venture Capital IT Fund today announced that it intends to invest $100 million in "new commitments" over the "coming years." This builds on $50 million already committed to the sector.... more
How the Mobile Web and Social Media Drive Online Donations for Nonprofits
The way people donate continues to shift to online and mobile, said Mark Sutton, president of Artez Interactive, at the recent ArtezInteraction conference. Participants in non-profit events such as... more
Wellington Financial Provides $10 Million Growth Capital to Beyond the Rack
Wellington Financial announced yesterday that they're providing Montreal's Beyond the Rack with $10 million in venture debt financing. Beyond the Rack is North America’s premier online... more
Canada Post Unveils E-commerce Innovation Awards Finalists
An estimated $8 billion worth of physical goods is ordered online in Canada each year for residential deliveries and that figure is forecast to grow to more than $15 billion by 2016. Total... more
Beyond the Rack Creates the Most Jobs of Any Canadian Startup
Beyond the Rack, which already has by far the most revenue of anyone on Profit's Hot 50 list, also has the most employees. As a result, the Canadian startup—and this is certainly the last... more
Canada's Hottest Startups Have Been Revealed (And They're Hiring!)
PROFIT Magazine has published their annual PROFIT HOT 50 list and this year's edition includes many of the tech companies that we've been tracking over the past year. Dubbed "the definitive... more
Four Common Startup Myths Budding Entrepreneurs Keep Falling For
Tara Hunt, serial entrepreneur and cofounder of, argues that new entrepreneurs are often dealing with a difficult life: they are not necessarily rewarded for all their efforts and... more
'Super Intern' with 47 Juicy Job Offers Settles on Prominent Canadian Tech Startup
Calgary native Maeghan Smulders graduated from Mount Royal University last June with 29 job offers. For the 24-year-old, that wasn't enough. She launched ProjectONE12, a speed interning initiative... more
Beyond the Rack's Yona Shtern Shares Advice for Entrepreneurs at Accelerate MTL 2012
Yona Shtern is the co-founder and CEO of Beyond the Rack, a Canadian startup that was named the fastest growing E-tailer in the US in 2011 by Internet Retailer Magazine. He has been an... more
Get Me Listed Closes Successful Seed Round Led by Real Ventures
Montreal's Get Me Listed announced on Friday that they have successfully secured their seed financing round with hometown Real Ventures leading the way.  Other angel investors participating... more
Montréal Startup Index - January 2012
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   Beyond the Rack 3,742beyondtherack.comAlexa: 3,742  2 5,765Identi.caAlexa: 5,765  3   Podbean... more
Montreal's Beyond the Rack raises a whopping $36 Million Round
Montreal's Beyond the Rack today announced that it has closed a $36.6 million investment round led by Silicon Valley-based Panorama Capital with additional investment from Export Development... more
Beyond the Rack goes beyond the rack with homegoods
Montreal-based Beyond the Rack announced today that it has launched a new destination on its website - called BTR Home - devoted solely to homegoods. BTR Home will go head-to-head with Toronto's... more
Made-to-fit Menswear online retailer Modasuite raises seed financing
Canada is becoming a leader in the online fashion business from coast-to-coast. Montreal's Beyond the Rack has been killing it for a couple years and now not one, but two online retailers of custom... more
Nordstrom buys flash-sale site - could Montreal's Beyond the Rack be next?
Yesterday flash-sale site HauteLook was acquired by Nordstrom Inc. for a reported $270 million. HauteLook is one of a group of fast-growing companies that have grabbed a piece of the luxury... more
Beyond the Rack co-founders discuss phenomenal 2010 growth
Beyond the Rack co-founders Yona Shtern and Robert Gold were interviewed today in the Montreal Gazette on the eve of their appearance at StartupCamp Montreal. For those unfamiliar with Beyond the... more
Digital Media People to Watch in Quebec in 2011
For 2011 Techvibes is adding a Quebec list to our popular Digital Media People to Watch series. We've done a pretty good job tracking the movers and shakers in Alberta, BC, and Ontario over the... more
Beyond the Rack fills closet with cash - $16.5 Million to date
TechCrunch reported this afternoon that Montreal's Beyond the Rack has raised another round of funding. The startup has announced a $12 Million round of funding from Highland Capital Partners and... more
One year-old Beyond the Rack reaches One Million Member mark
Montreal-based Beyond the Rack announced today that it has reached the 1 Million member mark after only one year in operation. In their press release today they also stated that their extraordinary... more
Montreal Start Up goes Beyond the Rack
TechCrunch reported this morning that private sample sale site Beyond the Rack has raised $2 Million in funding from Oleg Tscheltzoff and Oliver Jung, and Montreal Start Up. This brings the... more

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Montréal, Québec, Canada