How a Chance Conversation in a Coffee Shop Launched the Multimillion-Dollar Vegan Clothing Company Om & Ah

Started in 2016 as a $500 side hustle by two English women, the ethically sourced company is expected to hit $10 million in sales by inspiring people with kindness. March 25, 2020 10 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Claire Cooper and Charlotte Van Dyke weren’t exactly looking for side hustles when they met through mutual friends at a Los Angeles café one sunny afternoon in 2016. A Yorkshire, England-born actress, Cooper was working steadily in television, recently appearing in mega-producer Shonda Rhimes’ Still Star-Crossed, History’s Knightfall, and 12 Monkeys, the Syfy series based on the 1995 Brad Pitt movie. She was also slated to leave for London to star as Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, in a BBC documentary miniseries.  Van Dyke — also from Yorkshire — was a forensic neuroscience graduate with a successful modeling career. After working for brands like Banana Republic, appearing in […]

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LIV’s Swiss-Made, Affordable Watches are Made to Keep Up with Hectic Schedules

Go everywhere in style with these watches. March 17, 2020 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Entrepreneurs live life on the go. From the office and the boardroom to networking events, conferences, and taking a much-earned vacation, an entrepreneur’s life is active and involved. Of course, time doesn’t stop and it’s not unusual to keep an eye on your watch. But while one watch may look great out by the pool, it may not fly the same way in a board meeting. Wherever you’re going or whatever you’re doing, LIV Watches has a watch for the occasion. Unlike most luxury watch brands out there, LIV Watches is dead set on offering the most affordable prices possible […]

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These 5 Fashionable Must-Haves Will Help You Dress for Success

From shirts to socks, make sure your attire sets the right tone. March 15, 2020 4 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. The motto “dress for success” may be a tired saying, but the sentiments behind it are still as relevant as ever. We’d argue that wearing the right type of business clothing does more than just give off a great first impression to an investor or potential hiring manager; it also gives you an added boost of confidence that, in turn, can help make your elevator pitches sound more succinct, your presentations more engaging, and your salary negotiations more direct.  When it comes to modern business wardrobing, it’s hard to beat these five essentials below. These […]

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5 Pairs of Sneakers You Can Actually Wear to the Office

Comfort and arch support has never looked so good. March 1, 2020 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Maybe it’s thanks to Zuckerberg’s sartorial M.O. of jeans and a hoodie or the influx of more relaxed co-working spaces, but the office environment has gone from erring on the more corporate side to more casual.  A big part of that change means that clothing items once reserved for casual Fridays are now HR-approved for everyday use. Take sneakers, for instance. There’s now a slew of running shoes that can look completely polished paired with chinos or jeans, or even a bohemian dress. The key, however, is to make them pretty nondescript (i.e., no holes, bright colors or […]

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These Tips Can Make Dressing Up for a Holiday Party Stress Free

Looking great doesn’t have to be a chore. November 20, 2019 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Whether you’re celebrating the end of Q4 or finally winding down in time to close out the year, there’s one thing none of us can avoid: tis the season of holiday parties. Company parties, holiday mixers, or whatever celebratory variation it might be, you shouldn’t have stare blankly into your closet trying to figure out what to wear.  When it comes to sanctioned company parties, there are usually two different roads you can take, but they both end up in the same place. If you’re attending a company holiday party during work hours or off hours, the rule of thumb […]

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Ace Marks Makes High Quality Men’s Shoes Affordable For All

Get $50 towards your first pair when you trade in your old shoes today. October 9, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. You can’t get great shoes at a great price. At least, that’s always been the assumption with high-quality materials coming at a high cost and expert craftsmanship commanding a premium. Plus, once a brand name is slapped on, you’re paying for that name recognition as well. For as long as most of us can remember, we’ve had to shell over huge sums to look and feel our best. The road to success is difficult enough; buying a new pair of dress shoes should be simple and affordable. That’s where Ace Marks comes in. […]

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How These Athleisure Founders Integrated Philanthropy Into Their Business

These sportswear designers talk about building a brand community and working toward a positive cause. September 18, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars speaks with the co-founders of the athleisure brand, Legend, to discuss their ability to leverage their resources to build a philanthropic brand. Part of their winning formula includes working with high-performing athletes and using the training facility owned by NBA star, Kobe Bryant. Additionally, the brand’s melding of athleisure and high-quality cuts and fabrics help differentiate the product. The team admits they have also experienced their moments of self-doubt — especially when putting something new and unexpected out into the market. To combat uncertainty and build goodwill among their fans, the Legend founders focus on building a thriving brand community by turning to their resources and celebrity connections.  Click the video to hear more.  Related: If […]

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‘High Fashion’ With A Twist In New York

New York Fashion Week to debut a collaboration between designer Korto Momolu and Women Grow. September 2, 2019 3 min read Brought to you by Benzinga The spring/summer 2020 season New York Fashion Week will feature a cannabis-related show for the first time ever. On Sept. 7, a weed-themed show is hitting the runway, product of a collaboration between bold fashion designer Korto Momolu — featured on the show “Project Runway” — and Women Grow, the largest networking organization for women in the cannabis and hemp industries. “It is Women Grow’s mission not to cultivate cannabis, but to intentionally cultivate female leadership within the cannabis industry as well,” according to a press release.  Related: This Latina Ganjapreneur Is Making Sure That Women Aren’t Overlooked Momolu will launch her runway collection featuring prêt-à-porter, or ready-to-wear, clothing items that embody “the power, influence, and strength of female leadership,” the company said. This collection will include a large array of […]

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This Fashion Startup Hopes to Become the Amazon of Wardrobe Styling

The founder discusses how his business filled a need, then adjusted to customer expectations. August 12, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner,Business Rockstars and program host Brittany Lehm speak with Brian Ree, the CEO of DailyLook.  Ree describes DailyLook’s initial mission as being a transactional site to help people navigate the clothing landscape and purchase a complete look. In the company’s beginnings, there were often uncertainties for the consumers, such as familiarity with the company’s offered brands, the fit of the clothing and the fabrics. By tweaking these specific parts of DailyLook’s offerings, the company immediately received positive feedback from customers and was able to identify shortcomings in distribution and user experience, which the founders could improve upon. Ree’s goal is to establish DailyLook as the leading personal stylist company in the space, akin to how Amazon evolved how people shop in the last […]

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The Hospitality of the Fashion Industry

This fashion founder talks about how his experiences in fashion and hospitality prepared him to launch his own brand. July 23, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Sid Mashburn, founder and CEO of Sid Mashburn clothing, sits with The Playbook host David Meltzer to talk fashion, hospitality and the preparation necessary to start a business. Click play to see the full conversation. Related: So You Want To Be a Sports Agent? Here’s What You Need to Know. Read_More Related posts: The Fashion Industry Is Insanely Wasteful. Can Blockchain Fix It? Katie Sturino Has Built a Business Promoting Positive Self-Image and Fashion for Plus-Size Women Like Her How This Instagram Artist Turned Her Passion for Fashion Into a Freelance Career How to Build a Famous Fashion Brand 5 Launch Lessons From Khloe Kardashian’s #GoodMama Fashion Line My Book and Baby Are Due the Same Day! Follow Along […]

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Business Advice From the Co-founder of This Streetwear and Lifestyle Brand

Jessica Abo sat down with Bobby Kim of The Hundreds to learn about his new book and more. June 14, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. For nearly 16 years, Bobby Kim has created a community around lifestyle brand The Hundreds, which he started when he was 23 with Ben Shenassafar. Kim sat down with Jessica Abo at WeWork Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles to talk about his new book, This Is Not a T-Shirt, and how entrepreneurs can adapt to rapid success and explosive growth. Related: Entrepreneur and Actor Ryan Devlin Shares His Approach to Happiness and Fatherhood Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, ewitducation and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in the […]

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How to Build a Famous Fashion Brand

Andrew Medal sits with Dee Murthy at the Beverly Hills headquarters of Five Four Club. April 19, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Dee Murthy is co-Founder of Los Angeles-based, fashion membership Five Four Group and Young & Reckless. The e-commerce platform has a portfolio of brands that include New Republic by Mark McNairy, Grand AC and Oshenta. Murthy is also a seasoned investor and partner at Queenbridge Venture Partners as well as partner in popular Las Vegas shoe store 12 AM RUN. He is a co-host with Chris ”Drama” Pfaff in weekly lifestyle podcast Group Chat in addition to his business ventures. Related: How This Entrepreneur Used CrossFit to Build a Business Read_More Related posts: How Christopher ‘Drama’ Pfaff Used His MTV Fame to Build a Fashion Brand How to Make Money Through Social Media How to Master Social Media and Build a Real Brand The Entrepreneur […]

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Catching Up with Supply Chain Expert and Disrupter Lisa Morales-Hellebo

The REFASHIOND founder is dedicated to fixing the fashion industry’s supply chain problems. April 5, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this article, we reconnect with the incredible Lisa Morales-Hellebo who provided us with a profile of a disrupter who is constantly pushing the limits of the status quo by learning the beauty of expecting more from your own life and acting accordingly. Related: 3 Ways to Change the World With Your Wonder Woman Mindset It’s been a year since Disrupters introduced you to readers of the book. We have seen each other since then, including an event at enterprise software giant, SAP, where I interviewed you about laying groundwork to disrupt the much antiquated and inefficient fashion supply chain. What have you been up to since? Wow. So much has happened. When we last spoke I was in the process of getting REFASHIOND […]

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How One Entrepreneur Is Bringing Vintage Clothes to Your Doorstep

Jessica Abo sits down with Shilla Kim-Parker, the CEO and Founder of ShopThrilling.com, to discuss how she’s helping unique and eco-friendly fashion reach more people around the world. January 11, 2019 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. With a toddler at home and a baby on the way, Shilla Kim-Parker is on the move.  When I met Kim-Parker, she had a busy, full-time corporate job and a side-hustle that was becoming more demanding. She decided to leave the comfort of her day job to launch a tech platform she was developing with her co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Brad Mallow.  Her mission in creating ShopThrilling.com is to bring the fun of shopping at local second hand stores online. Like many, Kim-Parker loved hunting for unique items of clothing at vintage and thrift stores. “Usually each item has been hand-picked by the store owner, who has decades of […]

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My Book and Baby Are Due the Same Day! Follow Along on My Journey. Episode 14: New York Fashion Week.

Jessica Abo brings her book to life with a runway at New York Fashion Week. October 5, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This video is part of a series brought to you by Entrepreneur’s book division, Entrepreneur Press, the publisher of Jessica Abo’s book Unfiltered: How to Be as Happy as You Look On Social Media. The book is online and on store shelves; and, as you know from following along this vlog series, I always wanted to bring the book to life with a fashion show at New York Fashion Week. The men and women who walked down the runway were CEOs, changemakers, mothers, fathers and kids who I feature in the book. I did the #UNFILTERED runway show in collaboration with Style360 and IVY. We kicked off the night with a special empowerment medley by Jonah Platt and livestreamed the full show on Entrepreneur‘s Facebook page. To watch […]

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Kym Gold Explains How She Started True Religion, Then Sold It for $835 Million

Kym Gold discusses how she disrupted an entire industry, scaled and sold her company for hundreds of millions and more. April 27, 2018 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Kym Gold is the co-creator of True Religion Brand Jeans; author of the business book, Gold Standard: How to Rock the World and Run an Empire, and producer for projects with a social conscience, including the documentary, SLAG: Served Like a Girl. Kym’s unwavering drive has helped her achieve success as a designer and entrepreneur. She shares tips about life, business and selling her company for more than $800 million. Related: Rapper Nipsey Hussle Reveals the Art of Being a Self-Made Millionaire Read_more Related posts: Four Friends Started a Business and Sold It to Apple for $400 Million. Here’s How. This Graffiti Artist Makes Millions of Dollars Selling His Work A 7-Year-Old Boy Is Making $22 Million a Year […]

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How This Chinese Designer Eked Her Way Into the Very Male, Very European World of Haute Couture

In ‘Yellow Is Forbidden,’ we meet the entrepreneur who designed the fabulous yellow cape Rihanna wore to the Met Gala in 2015. You remember that, don’t you? April 26, 2018 9 min read Eyes popped and jaws dropped on a spring evening in May 2015 when a slender young woman clad in shimmering yellow began what would be a fateful, if unsteady, walk along the red carpet at New York’s Metropolitan Museum Gala. She was, of course, the pop star Rihanna, and the mega-wattage cape she trailed behind her was such a fashion statement, such an intricate piece of handwork — 100 percent covered in embroidery — that it weighed 50 pounds and required a three-man entourage just to haul it up the Met steps. Related: 4 Marketing Ideas From the Fashion Industry Every Business Can Use “It was a phenomenal piece,” says the New Zealand filmmaker Pietra BrettKelly, whose […]

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5 Launch Lessons From Khloe Kardashian’s #GoodMama Fashion Line

The Kardashians have created an empire, and Khloe’s new campaign is just one example of why. March 30, 2018 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The world has been buzzing ever since Khloe Kardashian announced her pregnancy in late 2017. Khloe, who has been very open about her desire to have a family and the challenges she’s had with conceiving, made the announcement on Instagram with a heartfelt post. Fans responded with genuine love and excitement for the mama-to-be and her beau. And while some mamas-to-be turn down the notch on work to focus on the pregnancy, Khloe has instead ramped it up. Would you expect anything less from a member of the Kardashian empire? In January, a few short weeks after her announcement post, Khloe shared that her clothing line — Good American — will be launching a maternity collection. Similar to the pregnancy […]

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These Entrepreneurs Broke $60 Million in Revenue in Just 4 Years. How’d They Do It?

Learn the story of how these college dropouts found major success. February 22, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Gerard Adams sits down with MVMT co-founders Jake Kassan and Kramer LaPlante to hear about their story and learn their secrets of success. College dropouts who worked as valets to make ends meet, Kassan and LaPlante are still in their mid-20s, but they’ve already sold over 1 million watches and broken over $60 million in sales.  Click play to learn more. See more episodes of Leaders Create Leaders Season 1 and 2 on Gerard Adam’s YouTube channel.  Related: 1-on-1 With ‘Boss Babe’ Alex Wolf, One of the Most Creative People in Business Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio […]

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