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51 Best Fashion Startups Headquartered in California

51 Best Fashion Startups Headquartered in California

This article showcases Levi Keswick’s top picks for the best ‘Fashion’ startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating in the Fashion’ industry, but are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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1. Adv3nture

The idea behind this startup: Adv3nture is an apparel lifestyle brand that creates clothing and backpacks for travel.

Headquarters: Beverly Hills, California, United States

Industries: Fashion, Lifestyle, Retail

Founders: Mel Lamprey, Zane Lamprey

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2. Life Token

The idea behind this startup: Life Token is an ecommerce Jewelry brand with the mission of spreading kindness and positivity.

Headquarters: Beverly Hills, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Jewelry, Lifestyle, Wellness

Founders: Brad Hunstable, Jimmy Wang

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3. CCCXXXIII

The idea behind this startup: CCCXXXIII is redefining the concept of luxury through the quality and craftsmanship of each product.

Headquarters: Beverly Hills, California, United States

Industries: Consumer Goods, Fashion, Retail

Founders: Unknown

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4. Facetory

The idea behind this startup: Facetory provides glorious refillable well of sheet masks.

Headquarters: Brea, California, United States

Industries: Beauty, Cosmetics, Fashion, Wellness

Founders: Unknown

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5. Sheer

The idea behind this startup: Sheer is a manufacturer of an apparel tech brand designed to offer alternatives focused on wardrobe essentials for women.

Headquarters: Calabasas, California, United States

Industries: Fashion, Retail

Founders: Sheer Sebag

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6. Poppy Angeloff

The idea behind this startup: Jewelry for Victorian Girls Living in the Modern World

Headquarters: Chatsworth, California, United States

Industries: Fashion, Jewelry

Founders: Doe Deere

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7. Relovv

The idea behind this startup: Relovv is a fashion marketplace and community where members buy, sell, and connect.

Headquarters: Chatsworth, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Marketplace, Women’s

Founders: Unknown

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8. New Manhattan

The idea behind this startup: Automated Tailoring Technology, Automation

Headquarters: Chatsworth, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Industrial Automation

Founders: Unknown

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9. Pixel Eyewear

The idea behind this startup: Protect your eyes from screens with our computer eyewear. Less eye strain & better sleep!

Headquarters: City Of Industry, California, United States

Industries: Eyewear, Fashion, Health Care, Wellness

Founders: Unknown

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10. Mi Terro

The idea behind this startup: We are the world’s biotech that re-engineers food waste into sustainable fibers to replace plastic for fashion and packaging industries.

Headquarters: City Of Industry, California, United States

Industries: Biotechnology, CleanTech, Consumer Goods, Fashion, Lifestyle, Packaging Services, Waste Management

Founders: Robert Luo

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11. Inktale

The idea behind this startup: Simplest online print product marketplace

Headquarters: Costa Mesa, California, United States

Industries: Digital Entertainment, E-Commerce, Fashion, Internet, Marketplace, Social Media

Founders: Unknown

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12. Savage X Fenty: Lingerie by Rihanna

The idea behind this startup: Savage X Fenty celebrates fearlessness, confidence and inclusivity.

Headquarters: El Segundo, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Retail

Founders: Robyn Rihanna Fenty

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13. OutSize

The idea behind this startup: An online apparel platform specializing in accurate consumer sizing.

Headquarters: Escondido, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Machine Learning, Retail, Retail Technology, Shopping

Founders: Luke Imai, Miriam Abdoh, Sekaye Knutson

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14. Rodeo Quincy Inc.

The idea behind this startup: Western Fashion

Headquarters: Exeter, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Leisure

Founders: Unknown

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15. Fashmates

The idea behind this startup: Fashmates uniquely combines the power of community and AI technology to inspire and serve consumers, professional stylists and brands.

Headquarters: Fremont, California, United States

Industries: Communities, E-Commerce, Fashion, Lifestyle, Professional Networking, Professional Services

Founders: A Singh, Harish Ramchandani

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16. FashionDx Inc

The idea behind this startup: 360 degree, AI-guided, Digital Retail Solutions for the new normal.

Headquarters: Fremont, California, United States

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Fashion, Machine Learning, Personalization, Retail Technology

Founders: Tanushree Jana

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17. socialmix

The idea behind this startup: At socialmix, we’re creating a mobile experience and lifestyle brand for the cocktail beverage industry.

Headquarters: Fremont, California, United States

Industries: Fashion, Food and Beverage, Mobile Apps

Founders: Gary Gilkison

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18. Paws Puppy

The idea behind this startup: Paws Puppy is an online retailer providing competitive prices on dog toys, dog supplies.

Headquarters: Garden Grove, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Retail

Founders: Unknown

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19. CONSORTIUM

The idea behind this startup: CONSORTIUM is a ‘comprehensive-channel’ specialty retail platform bringing Mass Customization to the masses.

Headquarters: Glendale, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Retail, Retail Technology

Founders: Sam Payrovi

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20. Bouquet Bar

The idea behind this startup: Launched in early 2017, Bouquet Bar is a gifting platform selling beautiful florals and unique gifts in luxiorious designer boxes.

Headquarters: Irvine, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Lifestyle, Product Design

Founders: David Yusuf, Sal Aziz

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21. LAWLESS Beauty

The idea behind this startup: LAWLESS Beauty offers clean color cosmetics focused on high-impact, full-coverage products.

Headquarters: La Jolla, California, United States

Industries: Beauty, Consumer Goods, Cosmetics, Fashion

Founders: Annie Lawless

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22. The Next Native

The idea behind this startup: A California based online clothing boutique featuring all your favorite brands!

Headquarters: La Mesa, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion

Founders: Unknown

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23. Vape Shop Online USA – Vapori Vape

The idea behind this startup: Vapori Vape is USA online Vape Shop. It is #1 online vape shop for all vapers seeking to buy a vape vape, vape cartridge and vape mods, pods

Headquarters: Long Beach, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Health Care

Founders: Unknown

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24. mnml.la

The idea behind this startup: mnml is an online-only apparel company that offers high-quality, progressive designs without the retail markup.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Fashion

Founders: Matthew Fields

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25. GOOD AMERICAN

The idea behind this startup: A new generation lifestyle brand for the empowered woman who wants to make the most of herself, inside and out.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: B2C, Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, Fashion

Founders: Emma Grede, Khloé Kardashian

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26. Planet Express Shipping LLC

The idea behind this startup: Planet Express is an US based package forwarding company providing US address for international customers for their shopping.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Retail

Founders: Unknown

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27. Birdy Grey

The idea behind this startup: Direct-to-consumer bridal startup providing millennial bridal parties with aspirational gowns at affordable prices.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Wedding

Founders: Grace Lee, Monica Ashauer

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28. Anese.co

The idea behind this startup: Anese is a direct to consumer skincare company empowering women to embrace their bodies through community and self care.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Health Care

Founders: Unknown

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29. Cubcoats

The idea behind this startup: Cubcoats is a venture-backed, startup creating one-of-a-kind, 2-in-1 products that kids love.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Fashion

Founders: Spencer Markel, Zac Park

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30. JW PEI

The idea behind this startup: JW PEI is a fashion brand that designs women’s vegan leather backpack.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Women’s

Founders: Unknown

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31. Entireworld

The idea behind this startup: Provider of an online marketplace designed to offer on-demand consumer products.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Marketing

Founders: Unknown

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32. Little Sleepies

The idea behind this startup: Little Sleepies is an e-commerce shop that provides sleepwear for babies, kids and adults.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion

Founders: Unknown

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33. 11 Honore

The idea behind this startup: 11Honoré a size-inclusive shopping site that for the first time ever, gives more women the option to experience the best designer clothing

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Internet, Product Design, Retail, Shopping

Founders: Kathryn Retzer, Patrick Herning

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34. LA Collective

The idea behind this startup: Vertically-integrated fashion brand incubator which develops lines in partnership with celebrities and social media influencers.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Incubators

Founders: Jaynee Silvers Singer, Karl Singer

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35. Harper Wilde

The idea behind this startup: Harper Wilde owns and operates an online portal for shopping lingerie.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, Fashion, Lingerie, Women’s

Founders: Jane Fisher, Jenna Kerner

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36. For Days

The idea behind this startup: For Days is a new OS for manufacturing and commerce.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Manufacturing

Founders: Kristy Caylor, Mary Saunders

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37. Thrilling

The idea behind this startup: Thrilling puts favorite vintage and secondhand clothing stores online.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion

Founders: Brad Mallow, Shilla Kim-Parker

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38. Zungle

The idea behind this startup: Zungle develops sunglasses with built-in bone conduction speaker and noise cancelling mic.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Fashion, Lifestyle, Wearables

Founders: Chris Hong, David Park, David Park, Jason Yang, Sean Bang, Sean Bang

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39. Flex Suits

The idea behind this startup: YOUR SOURCE FOR FINE, AFFORDABLE MENSWEAR

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Product Design

Founders: Unknown

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40. Tinted

The idea behind this startup: TINTED is a digital community focused on the representation of all the shades in between.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Fashion, Retail

Founders: Unknown

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41. Ateyo

The idea behind this startup: Apparel designed specifically for gamers. Comfy IRL. Virtually Unstoppable.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: eSports, Fashion, Gaming

Founders: Breanne Harrison- Pollock, Rachel Feinberg

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42. PixieLane

The idea behind this startup: Platform and community for mom entrepreneurs selling kids & women’s apparel via hybrid e-commerce and direct sales distribution model.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Direct Sales, E-Commerce, Fashion, Retail

Founders: Danit Benito, Kristen Uppal, Lori Price, Yoni Kassar

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43. BSAMPLY

The idea behind this startup: BSAMPLY is a B2B Sales Platform designed to make sales processes easier and faster. From research to purchase.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: B2B, Data Integration, E-Commerce, Fashion, Operating Systems, SaaS, Sales Automation, Software, Textiles

Founders: Andrea Fiume, Federico Bianchi

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44. Max-bone

The idea behind this startup: Max-bonean is an elevated pet label company.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Fashion

Founders: Parisa Fowles-Pazdro

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45. Buy2Bee

The idea behind this startup: Cross Border Fashion and Luxury B2B + Dropshipping

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: B2B, E-Commerce, Fashion

Founders: Unknown

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46. Switch

The idea behind this startup: Unlimited access to luxury, designer jewelry.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Collaborative Consumption, E-Commerce, Fashion, Jewelry, Rental, Retail

Founders: Adriel Darvish, Elliott Darvish

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47. Flip Fit

The idea behind this startup: Flip Fit is a fashion focused social media application

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Shopping, Social Media

Founders: Jonathan Ellman

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48. Pop & Suki

The idea behind this startup: Direct-to-consumer accessories brand co-founded by best friends Suki Waterhouse and Poppy Jamie

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Fashion, Jewelry, Lifestyle

Founders: Leo Seigal, Poppy Jamie, Suki Waterhouse

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49. Miles and Milan

The idea behind this startup: Miles and Milan is an apparel and fashion platform for children.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Children, Fashion, Retail

Founders: Shennel Fuller

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50. Argent

The idea behind this startup: Argent is an online retailer of women’s clothing and apparel.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Fashion, Retail

Founders: Eleanor Turner, Sali Christeson

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51.MusicLens

The idea behind this startup: MusicLens is a maker of smart glasses designed for use in daily life.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Fashion

Founders: Junyi Liu

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