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The online retailer’s Founder, CEO and Creative Director talks business advice and her best vintage find ever.

I fell in love with fashion…
Long after I founded a fashion business! I started selling vintage, which I loved, but grew to appreciate fashion after realizing how much fun styling and buying was.

First vintage shopping experience…
When I was 13 — a friend and I found a pair of bright red disco pants that I’d sneak into the roller rink without my parents knowing and change into…

Best vintage find ever…
A gorgeous Eighties Chanel jacket at the Salvation Army for $8. I sold it on eBay for over $1,000!

The inspiration behind Nasty Gal is…
That girls should be able to wear what they want and feel that no matter what they can accomplish their dreams. That and the soul of disco.

The story behind the name…
The name is the name of a song and an album by Betty Davis, an ex-model and ex-wife of Miles Davis. Rumor has it they split up because she was too wild for him.

The secret to our team’s success is…
We bring our game faces every day and aren’t afraid to ask stupid questions.

Best business advice I ever received…
Hire slow, fire fast!

As an entrepreneur, you should never underestimate…
The power of having a strong team.

Never be afraid of…
Saying no.

My personal style is…
A little rock ‘n’ roll and a little disco.

And my style icons are…
Bianca Jagger and… Bianca Jagger.

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