Private equity firm Brentwood Associates has acquired a majority stake in Sundance Catalog and plans to scale the luxury retailer, long overshadowed by its sister resort and festival, into an e-commerce powerhouse, the investment firm told TheWrap. The move came as Los Angeles-based Brentwood sold off stock in some of its niche brands — French equestrian shoemaker Ariat International and clothier Filson Holdings — to purchase what partner Eric Reiter called "a gem."
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Warp 9, Inc. (OTCBB: WNYN), the premier provider of e-commerce services for midsize online sellers, today announced that the company has successfully launched Sundance Catalog using Mobile Direct, the company's new mobile commerce solution. Founded by famed actor, director and visionary of independent filmmaking, Robert Redford, Sundance Catalog sells beautiful, handmade jewelry from the Sundance artisan community, as well as Sundance clothing for casual looks with an edge. Customers can also find one-of-a-kind and unique gifts with the Sundance Catalog gift guide, or decorate and furnish a home with rustic and