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5 Fabulous Fashion Start-Ups In San Francisco

Picture of Courtney Holcomb
Updated: 7 September 2016
Shopping for a special occasion, or just looking to spice up your weekly office wardrobe? These five start-ups are meeting the needs of fashionistas around the city with a variety of creative concepts, from convenient rental services to unique, intentional styles. Get shopping.

Le Tote

As a Le Tote member, you’ll get the chance to dress to impress every day with new outfits delivered to your door each month. Pay a flat rate of $59/month and you can try a variety of brands found in stores such as Anthropologie, Nordstrom, and Nasty Gal. Customize your closet online, and Le Tote will send you your chosen items in addition to some surprises picked out by the company’s stylists. You can wear the clothes as long as you want, and as soon as you return the clothes from one box, Le Tote will send you the next one. Shipping is free both ways, and cleaning costs are covered in your membership fee. If you love the clothes you receive, you can even pay a discounted price to keep them.

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Trumaker is a service providing more than just tailoring – the company is designing unique shirts for unique individuals. Set up an appointment and Trumaker will send an Outfitter to the place of your choosing at the time of your choosing. The Outfitter will take your measurements and guide you through the company’s fabrics so you can select something you really love. Appointments only take about 30 minutes, and you will come out with a shirt designed uniquely for you. This service is currently only available for men’s sizing.

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Poshmark is an app and website that allows you to shop the closets of fashionistas around the country, buying and selling used clothes with ease. Women have been rumored to have made a whole lot of money selling their unwanted goods on Poshmark, so take this opportunity to make a few extra bucks and maybe put them toward some fresh wardrobe pieces. The process makes it extremely easy for you to do all your selling and shopping from the comfort of your own home.

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Cuyana is a brand promoting the concept of the ‘lean closet,’ providing high quality clothing that will last a long time. The brand designs classic pieces intended to bridge gaps between fashion trends over time, emphasizing simplicity and elegance. Order online and choose ‘lean shipping’ at checkout and Cuyana will send you a reusable bag and shipping label to send back any clothes that are lingering in your closet. The used clothing will be donated to Cuyana’s non-profit partner, H.E.A.R.T, and you’ll get $10 credited toward your next purchase of Cuyana clothing.

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Lyon + Post

Lyon + Post is a members-only shopping experience that allows you to shop online while still getting the chance to try on clothes before deciding if you want to purchase them. The big surprise? Membership with Lyon + Post is 100% free. Browse the Lyon + Post selection from the comfort of your couch, and the company will send you your clothing choices along with a prepaid return shipping bag, so you only have to pay for the items you end up loving. Sign up now and start shopping.