Because the clone templates seem to change every four weeks, it's easy to lose track regarding what has happened to the last and the second to last clone generation.
A quick recap: After Groupon and Airbnb, but still before Fab.com and Pinterest, Birchbox, the sender of free samples of beauty products was the big topic - and his German clone Glossybox.
EU-Startups has a good update:
"GlossyBox, the German Birchbox clone which is backed by the Samwer brothers (and Kinnevik / Holtzbrinck Ventures), has recently acquired MonCoffretBeaute - a French website that also offers beauty samples on a subscription basis and a startup which used to compete with GlossyBox.fr.
Glossybox was founded in 2011 and is already available in over 20 countries. According to David Toledano (CEO, Glossybox France), the young company today has over 150,000 subscribers worldwide. The acquisition of MonCoffretBeaute could help Glossybox to play a more dominant role within the French market."
It seems as if the takeover negotiations with Birchbox, Shoedazzle & Co. could slowly kick in already.