Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal and New York Times bestselling author, is hitting the road on a national tour for the paperback release of her book, #GIRLBOSS. She’ll be kicking off the tour in New York City this Tuesday, September 29th, at the Barnes & Noble on Union Square, and every “girl boss” is invited to come out. Sophia will be joined by Amy Astley, the Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue, for an on-stage Q&A.
In #GIRLBOSS, Sophia Amoruso tells her incredible story of going from hitch hiking and dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. Sophia turned her hobby of selling vintage clothing on eBay into Nasty Gal, a $250-million-plus fashion retailer with more than four hundred employees.
Nasty Gal, founded in 2006, is a California-based retailer that specializes in fashion clothing, shoes, and accessories for young women. At Nasty Gal, the customers are the company. They inspire to be inspired by “cool girls” and unique clothing. The Nasty Gal buyers search high and low for pieces you won’t find anywhere else. The shop is stocked weekly with both hand-picked vintage items and a highly curated selection of up-and-coming designers. This creates a truly unique collection of fashion that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
Sophia was never a typical CEO, and she wrote her first book, #GIRLBOSS, for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers. Her book became an instant bestseller in hardcover and remained on the New York Times Bestseller list for 18 weeks. It has since been published in fifteen countries around the world. #GIRLBOSS will be now be released in paperback from Portfolio/Putnam on September 29, 2015.
Sophia has established herself as one of the most prominent figures in retail and a style icon. Her rise has been covered by major media like The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., and The Wall Street Journal, and she has a devoted following on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
On the heels of Nasty Gal and #GIRLBOSS successes, Sophia is passionate about continuing her mission in every way possible. She recently founded the #GIRLBOSS Foundation, which has awarded over $75,000 in financial grants to women in the worlds of design, fashion, music, and the arts, to help fund them on their way to becoming GIRLBOSSES. She will be launching #Girlboss Radio in partnership with Panoply/Slate in October.
The on-stage Q&A event with Sophia Amoruso and Amy Astley will begin at 7:00PM next Tuesday, September 29 at Barnes & Noble Union Square. Each copy of #GIRLBOSS sold at the event comes with a free gift from Nasty Gal. More details can be found online, on BarnesAndNoble.com