Thrilling has been added to Fast Company's innovator list for our work that helps bring vintage shopping into the 21st century. We are one of the top 10 most innovative retail companies of 2022. We are so thrilled that our efforts to champion small business and improve access to sustainable shopping online is being recognized. We share this honor alongside Mashgin, Faire, GlossGenius, Stitch Fix, Food52, LTK, The Fascination, Parks Project and Arrive. Our creative solutions will revolutionize shopping for the future.
Here is what Fast Company had to say about us: "There are thousands of vintage boutiques on Main Streets around the country, many of which are owned and curated by women and people of color. Thrilling, an e-commerce startup, is connecting these small businesses with online shoppers. It was founded in 2018 by Shilla Kim-Parker, former head of business development for Lincoln Center. She launched Thrilling because she was concerned about the fashion industry’s terrible impact on the planet—and eager to help minority-owned businesses survive in the digital age. In 2021, as the pandemic battered small businesses, Thrilling took off, allowing consumers to buy curated vintage garments online. In April, the platform raised $8.5 million in Series A funding, which allowed it to grow its network. It now partners with more than 600 stores in 200 cities, 95% of which are owned by women or people of color. The platform quickly gained a following among celebrities, including Zerina Akers, Beyoncé’s stylist, and Mona May, the iconic costume designer of Clueless."
Now with more than 1,000 stores in 200 cites, we are creating more sustainable e-commerce solutions for small vintage businesses that were largely left behind by technology as well as making it easier for people to shop sustainably so more amazing clothes make it into a closet and not a landfill.
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