Watch List: Fashion

The Watch List identifies on-the-verge products, services and companies emanating from the Wharton community. In this case: fashion-related entrepreneurs and startups that haven’t already been featured in Wharton Magazine (e.g., Warby Parker and Dagne Dover).

 

Wardrobe Wakeup

WARDROBE WAKE-UP

Aaron Fleishman, C’11, W’11, and Barbara Dickerman, MU’11, created a company that mails subscribers new garments each month that they can wear and then return.

 

 

Caroline Issa

NORDSTROM SIGNATURE X CAROLINA ISSA

Caroline Issa, W’99, is set to release a line of women’s clothing in Nordstrom stores nationwide in February 2015.

 

 

 

 

Of Mercer

OF MERCER

Dorie Golkin, WG’13, and Emelyn Northway, WG’13, bonded at Wharton over how hard it was to find work-appropriate clothing both affordable and attractive. They then founded Of Mercer.

 

 

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BLACK BOX DENIM

Frustrated with jeans that never fit, juniors Molly Liu and Adina Luo founded Black Box Denim, a company that offers custom-fit jeans for a fraction of the cost of luxury brands.

 

 

335th

335TH

A former Wall Street investment banker, Poornima Vardhan, WG’10, is determined to help people put their best foot forward and feel confident through “fitwear.”

 

 

Gloss48

GLOSS48

Jill Kravetz, WG’96; Jodi Slater, C’82; and Laura Bronner created a way for make-up junkies to have direct access to new and cutting-edge beauty products.

 

 

Sloane & Tate

SLOANE & TATE

Eliza Ladensohn, W’00, and Susana de la Rionda founded the luxury underwear brand Sloane & Tate by drawing on inspiration from British pop culture.

 

 

Pragma Retail

PRAGMA RETAIL

Second-year MBA Anjali Bhatia launched an e-commerce shop focused on wrinkle-free clothing.

 

 

 

 

Connect with us: Know of a new product, service or company for the next Watch List? Tell us: magazine@wharton.upenn.edu.

 

 

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