ModCloth

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ModCloth
Private
Industry Retail, apparel, e-commerce
Founded 2002 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Founder Eric Koger
Susan Gregg-Koger
Headquarters San Francisco, California, United States (2010)
Key people
Matthew Kaness, Chief Executive Officer[1]
Susan Gregg-Koger, Chief Creative Officer
Eric Koger, Co-Founder
Products Clothing, accessories, decor
Revenue $150 million+ (2014)[2]
Number of employees
350+[3]
Website www.modcloth.com

ModCloth is an American online retailer of vintage-inspired and indie clothing, accessories and decor.[4] The company is headquartered in San Francisco[5] with an office in Los Angeles,[6][7] and a joint office/fulfillment center in Pittsburgh.[8]

History

ModCloth was launched as a website in 2002.[9][10] It relocated headquarters from Pittsburgh's Strip District to San Francisco in 2010.[11] In 2012, the company had 50% year over year growth[12] with $100 million in retail sales.[13] In 2014 the company pledged not to make excessive use of Photoshop in their advertisements.[14] In 2015, ModCloth opened two pop-up stores. The first was a three-day event in Los Angeles while the second is still operating in San Francisco after opening in July.[15]

Reception

2013

  • No. 19 on “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” list by Fast Company.[16]
  • No. 14 on “Most Innovative Social Media Companies” list by Fast Company.[17]

2012

  • Founders Susan and Eric Koger named to Forbes' “30 Under 30” list for Art & Style.[18]

2011

  • Founders Susan and Eric Koger named to Forbes' “30 Under 30” list for Technology.[19]
  • Co-founder and CCO Susan Koger named a Champion of Change by The White House.[20]

2010

  • “#2 Fastest-Growing Private Company in America” - Inc. [21]
  • “America’s Fastest-Growing Retailer” - Inc.[22]
  • ModCloth was ranked #2 in Inc.'s Inc. 500 list in 2010.[23]
  • Eric Koger named Entrepreneur of the Year for the Upstate New York, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia region in the eBusiness category[24]
  • ModCloth receives a Webby Award for Best of the Web for Retail.[25]

2009

  • Founders Susan Gregg-Koger and Eric Koger named no. 2 and no. 3 30 Under 30: America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs by Inc. (Magazine[9]

References

  1. http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/12/modcloth-co-founder-eric-koger-exits-role-as-ceo-urban-outfitters-matthew-kaness-joins/
  2. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-31/modcloth-plans-vast-expansion-under-new-ceo
  3. http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/ModCloth-goes-from-clicks-to-bricks-with-S-F-6413170.php
  4. ModCloth About Us
  5. SFGate ModCloth Company Headquarters Info
  6. ModCloth Crunchbase Profile
  7. Coast Savings Building Sells for $16.5 Million
  8. ModCloth Careers Page
  9. 9.0 9.1 Inc. Magazine's 30 Under 30: America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs
  10. 30 Under 30 2009 - Susan Gregg Koger, Eric Koger
  11. http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/news/retailer-modcloth-credits-pittsburgh-team-for-company-growth-698514/
  12. ModCloth’s 2012 ends shipping 1.2m orders, now with 1,200 featured designers, holiday requests up 52%
  13. "ModCloth, Now With Over $100 Million In Annual Revenue, Is Going Mobile First".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. Adamczyk, Alicia. "ModCloth Is First Retailer To Sign Anti-Photoshop Pledge". Forbes. Forbes Inc. Retrieved 4 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. http://www.cambio.com/2015/07/31/modcloth-just-opened-a-fit-shop-and-its-amazing/
  16. World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies
  17. The Most Innovative Social Media Companies
  18. 30 Under 30: Art & Style
  19. 30 Under 30: Technologye
  20. Champions of Change
  21. First Round Capital
  22. America's Fastest Growing Retailer
  23. Inc. magazine, September 2010
  24. CEO of ModCloth, Eric Koger, Wins Entrepreneur of the Year
  25. The Webby Awards

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