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).
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.
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Caroline Issa, W’99, is set to release a line of women’s clothing in Nordstrom stores nationwide in February 2015.
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.
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.
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.”
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
Eliza Ladensohn, W’00, and Susana de la Rionda founded the luxury underwear brand Sloane & Tate by drawing on inspiration from British pop culture.
Second-year MBA Anjali Bhatia launched an e-commerce shop focused on wrinkle-free clothing.
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