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How This Designer Built A Clothing Label From The Ground Up Without Investors

How This Designer Built A Clothing Label From The Ground Up Without Investors

Some 15 years later, D’Angelo's company, Nooworks, is a local sensation in the Oakland/San Francisco area — with three brick-and-mortar shops and a booming online business. But in place of kitschy graphic T-shirts, the brand now produces full clothing lines, all of which are the result of local artist collaborations. For each line, the artist…
We Went Behind The Scenes To Learn How eBay Authenticates Its Designer Goods

We Went Behind The Scenes To Learn How eBay Authenticates Its Designer Goods

When an individual seller lists an item that falls under eBay’s approved brand list, they can opt to have it ”verified” and shipped to eBay’s Southern California distribution center. “Once it comes to us, that’s when the magic happens,” says James. In a procedure that unfolds entirely under the scrutiny of security cameras, a machine-learning-technology…
Traditional Clothing Sizes Aren’t Inclusive — So This Designer Is Getting Rid Of Them

Traditional Clothing Sizes Aren’t Inclusive — So This Designer Is Getting Rid Of Them

Not knowing what, exactly, gravitas referred to, Lisa looked it up: dignity, importance, and depth of substance. “I was like, I don’t have any of that, I’m 22. So I went back and asked her how I could get gravitas,” she pauses to laugh — it’s clear that she’s told this story before, halting for…
Target Is Opening Up The Archives — & Celebrating 20 Years Of Designer Collaborations

Target Is Opening Up The Archives — & Celebrating 20 Years Of Designer Collaborations

The participating designers include Michael Graves (1999-2013), Philippe Starck (2002), Stephen Sprouse (2002), Isaac Mizrahi (2003-2009), Erin Fetherston (2007), Proenza Schouler (2007), Thakoon (2008), John Derian (2008, 2010), Anna Sui (2009), Rodarte (2009), Stephen Burrows (2010), Zac Posen (2010), Harajuku Mini (2011-2012), Missoni (2011), Jason Wu (2012), Phillip Lim (2013), Altuzarra (2014), Lilly Pulitzer (2015),…
I Went From Making $60K To $210K By Becoming A Product Designer

I Went From Making $60K To $210K By Becoming A Product Designer

"Since graduating from college, I've worked many different jobs before this most recent job. All my jobs the first six years out of college were related to architecture and started off at $45,000, dropped to $35,000 during the recession, and peaked at $60,000. All my jobs in the past six years were in tech as…
Why Tibi Founder Amy Smilovic Could Be America’s Most Fascinating Designer

Why Tibi Founder Amy Smilovic Could Be America’s Most Fascinating Designer

And the revamp paid off. In 2016, the brand generated more than $45 million in revenue, a 103% increase from 2010, according to The Business of Fashion. “We continue to focus on strategy and healthy growth for the business,” Elaine Chang, Tibi’s President, says. “We are looking forward to a strong year with our business…

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