Wake Up Round Up: Sophia Amoruso’s Nasty Gal Is The Fastest-Growing Company
By: Chelsea Burcz

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Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive flew to Portland, Ore., to sit down with President Obama for an interview that will appear in the magazine’s November issue. [WWD]

Sales rocketed 10,160% from 2008 to 2011, making Nasty Gal the fastest-growing company in Los Angeles and the fastest-growing retail company period, at least according to the Inc. 5000 list released this month — even though the site’s founder, Sophia Amoruso, never went to business school. [LA Times]

Tropical Storm Isaac, which has already delayed the GOP convention in Florida, entered the Gulf of Mexico early Monday staying on a northwesterly track away from the Florida Peninsula but on a similar path as Hurricane Katrina in 2005. [OS]

Digital Fashion Shows is adding the Prabal Gurung-designed ICB label as well as collections from See by Chloé and Pierre Balmain. [WWD]

Tavi Gevinson and Ira Glass have R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for each other. [WSJ]

The Emmy-nominated HBO series, Girls, is a melting pot of iconic American products, specifically underwear and lingerie, said Jenn Rogien, the show’s costume designer. [WWD]

BryanBoy thinks Prince Harry is his “Dark Ginger.” [The Cut]

Business around NYC’s West 34th Street was picking up over the weekend following Friday’s fatal shooting of accessories firm executive Steven Ercolino. [WWD]

[Image: Sophia Amoruso, via Forbes]


  1. Good for Sophia Amoruso! I love Nasty Gal and I am so happy when a girl rules the world:)

  2. Profile photo of Helen A
    Helen A says:

    what an inspiration. Go Girl! Hire me please

  3. Love Nasty Gal– coveting a certain pair of ankle boots from there now!

  4. Profile photo of My Little Vixen

    I’ve heard of Nasty Gal it’s a great site

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