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Delivery startup FastAF is toasting its bicoastal launch with a pop-up in Venice.
As if it weren’t already easy to shop at hyper speeds (thank you, Lord Algorithm?), here comes a new way to snap your fingers and get your goods delivered ASAP. Enter FastAF, a new on-demand service that allows Angelenos and New Yorkers to order from some of today’s coolest brands and get their merch within two hours.
The iOS app (coming soon for Android) is like a sleek version of Instacart for digital-native brands that are typically only available online. The delivery platform is powered by parent company Darkstore, a San Francisco-based startup that operates urban fulfillment centers for e-commerce brands. To coincide with FastAF’s bicoastal beta launch, the company is also debuting in L.A. with a brick-and-mortar pop-up shop on Abbot Kinney.
Open through Thursday, Dec. 31, the Venice boutique stocks a range of items from direct-to-consumer labels — think kicks from Nike, bath and body products from Aesop, bedding from Parachute, underpinnings from Skims, skincare and cosmetics from Glossier, grooming products from Billie, beauty tools by Dyson, activewear from Outdoor Voices, fitness gear from TK, massage devices by Hypervolt and high-end speakers from Sonos, to name a few.