Today we’re nervous and excited to announce our biggest change yet.
Curtsy started as a way for women to rent clothes from each other. Next week, we’re switching to buy/sell, and ending support for renting.
Curtsy works best for special occasions like formals, but most people only have a few of those per year. This made it really hard to build a sustainable business.
Even though we’ve helped our community make $1M renting out their closets, as a company we still spend more money than we make.
If you’re one of the thousands of women that use Curtsy to rent and make money, we feel you. Taking out renting is bittersweet for us.
At the same time, we’re excited for this new chapter. Buy/sell has been our most requested feature since we started Curtsy.
We’re taking your favorite things about Curtsy and bringing them to buy/sell: Our curated shopping experience, ease of posting, high quality photos, and incredible customer support.
You’ll soon be able to use Curtsy every week rather than twice a year.
The new app will launch on Monday, July 2 and we can’t wait for you to try it.
If you previously had items listed for rent, you’ll be able to list them for sale with one tap. All of your messages and past orders will still be in the app, as well as any earnings from past rentals.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.
If you know Brooke well you know that she will do literally ANYTHING. In the interview below, we talk about where this fearlessness comes from, her biggest influences and why she’s excited to join Curtsy.
The “goddess,” as we like to call her, is back and better than ever. Her hand is on her hip as if to say “I’m a #Girlboss.” She’s got her hair up because she’s en route to a formal and she’s classy like that.
A company’s brand is a continual work in progress—this is our second draft.
Look out for the Curtsy Goddess coming soon to a school near you!
PS — want some swag with the new mark to give out to your friends? Drop us a line [email protected]
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know we love the term Girlboss. But do you know where it came from? Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal, came up with it, and if you don’t know her, you should.
After dropping out of school and moving to San Francisco at 22, Sophia started selling vintage clothing on Ebay while bored at her job checking ID’s in the lobby of an art school. Today, the company does $250 million a year in sales and is growing fast.
What makes someone a Girlboss? According to Sophia, A Girlboss is…
Someone who is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it. As a #GIRLBOSS, you take control and accept responsibility. You’re a fighter—you know when to throw punches and when to roll with them…
These two fabulous twins Kenzie and Carol moved to Charleston two years ago with nothing. Here’s what happened next.
PS. Their closet is open and yours to borrow on Curtsy! If you don’t have the app, get it here:
Kenzie and Carol had just graduated from school and wanted to get out of Utah and try living in a different state. They lived for a year with their best friend, who was in her senior year at College of Charleston.
They’ve always lived together, even after Kenzie got married. They plan on keeping it that way too, they’ve always been best friends.
When they walked into Alley’s Sports Bar, a local favorite, to ask for a job, the owner was amused. They’d have to be hired as a package deal, they told him. They were hired.
They share a car and try to work the same shifts. Customers are confused on the regular. You can see why.
Friends had always told them that they needed to blog about their lives. One year ago, they finally took the leap.
They didn’t share it at all, though. They were afraid of what other people might think.
It would still be private had they not sent a link to their mom, who shared it on Facebook. “Alright, I guess we have to put it out in public now.” Thanks Mom.
After a few months, it started to take off. Their Instagram grew, more people read the blog, and people even started recognizing them on the street.
They experimented with different styles, photography and writing. They started getting recognized around town and at work.
This girl wanted to take a picture with us at work. That was very humbling because you don’t think people even look at it. It’s really cool to see that people read it and recognize us.
The blog has opened many doors for the duo. Companies have been reaching out with promotions and sending free swag. They were even invited to Charleston Fashion Week.
Their advice for people starting out? Just be yourself.
It’s always hard to figure out what you want to do with your life. We still don’t know but realized that we want to keep going in this direction, working with people and companies that mean something to us and do something for the world.
I love being able to connect with girls in the Athens community I didn’t know before. It’s so fun getting people excited about the app and having them grow UGA’s closet !!
Ally Taylor, UGA Campus Director
What is Nimble?
Nimble is an app that lets you rent dresses from other women at your school. It’s a great way to find a dress for formals, game days, weddings and more.
We’re a group of friends that launched the app at Ole Miss in January of this year. It’s done really well. Over 1,500 dresses have been posted to the app. Those dresses have been rented hundreds of times by women here on campus.
We’ve proven out the model at Ole Miss. Now, we’re hiring Campus Directors at every school across the south to help us expand.
Who We’re Looking For
Are you passionate about marketing or fashion? Do you love meeting new people? Are you a natural leader? You could be our next Campus Director.
Counts for 3-4 hours of class credit at most schools
Real-world marketing and entrepreneurship experience
Great for the resume, especially for marketing or fashion related jobs out of school
We write detailed recommendation letters to potential employers
Opportunity for full-time jobs at Nimble after undergrad
Paid internship based on performance
Be a part of the next big wave in fashion-related technology: peer-to-peer sharing.
What Campus Directors Do
Boots on the ground at your school
Serves as the go-to expert on all-things Nimble
Get people at your school to try Nimble through trunk shows and other initiatives
Recruit ambassadors for the Nimble CHANGEMAKER program
Plan and run trunk shows and other events
Sound good? Apply here and we’ll be in touch soon!
PS: Don’t see your school? Let us know in your application why your school needs Nimble 🙂
Did you know that St. Jude Children’s hospital was founded by a comedian?
By the time he founded the hospital in 1962, Danny Thomas was one of the most well-known and successful entertainers in the world. But that wasn’t always the case.
As a young man living in Detroit, Thomas struggled for years to support his family through his work as a performer. According to the hospital history, a breakthrough moment in his life happened in a church before the patron saint of hopeless causes, St. Jude.
“Show me my way in life,” he promised the Saint, “and I will build you a shrine.”