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Boston is putting itself on the map as fashion-meets-tech innovation hub. From Kendall to Fort Point Channel, here are the startups that caught our attention.
One of the classic silhouettes to customize on Bow & Drape.
Boston-bred Bow & Drape is making waves in both fashion and tech circles with its "me-commerce" online storefront, evidenced by $32,000 in Kickstarter funding and high-profile coverage from the Boston Globe and web authority Mashable. So, what exactly is all the fuss about?
Imagine a dream world where someone presents you a dress or skirt to flatter your body's silhouette, with affordable bespoke pricing (everything under $315), in various high quality fabrics, a popular range of hues, and the option to add trendy details like leather trim and studs (are 30,000 style combinations enough for you?!). Well babes, we're living in it!
Founder Aubrie Pagano hails from Jamaica Plain and calls Harvard College her alma mater, so she's a hometown girl that we can't help but root for. And with features like the genius fit kit, we know she's looking out for our best interests.
Very curious to see where this Fan Pier-based startup goes from here! Do you see yourself shopping the site?
· Bow & Drape Opens Custom Dressmaking E-Shop With $32K in Kickstarter Funding [Mashable Business]
· How Kickstarter gave 3 Boston fashion companies a boost [Boston Globe]
· It's Custom: Bespoke Dress Line Bow & Drape Launched Today [Racked National]