Nasty Gal is an American retailer that specializes in fashion for young women. The company has more than 550,000 customers in over 60 countries.
Founder: Sophie Amoruso, who turned an everyday Ebay shop into a thriving lifestyle industry with nearly $300 million in sales.
Amoruso was born in San Diego, California in 1984. In 2008, Amoruso moved her business away from eBay, establishing Nasty Gal as an independent E-tailer. In 2014, Amoruso published her memoir titled #Girlboss — which has been turned into a Netflix series in 2017.
During Amoruso’s tenure, the company experienced immense success. From 2008 to 2011, sales rocketed 10,160 percent, making Nasty Gal one of the fastest-growing retail companies ever. In 2012, the company reported revenues of over $100 million, raised $49 million from venture capital firm Index Ventures — an early investor in Asos and Net-a-Porter — and leased a 500,000-square-foot fulfilment centre.
In November 2016, without its original CEO, the Los Angeles-based apparel brand filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Many of the company’s vendors were with several thousand of dollars of delayed payments, with some claiming up to $100,000 of owed debt — though NastyGal claimed its financial decisions would not affect the company’s day-to-day operations immediately.
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