ModCloth started as an outlet for Susan's love of fashion! In high school, Susan spent most of her weekends and summers thrift store shopping. She often found herself unable to pass up a great vintage find, no matter the size. Soon enough, her closet was overflowing with vintage styles she loved, but couldn't wear. Eric – her then-boyfriend – designed a website to help her turn her thrifting into a more lucrative hobby. In 2006, after both graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, Susan and Eric decided to take ModCloth from a hobby to a career. They expanded their selection to include unique styles from independent designers from around the world.
Flash forward to today: Susan and Eric's friendship and romance have grown into a business partnership and a marriage. Since ModCloth's inception, the business has steadily grown, expanding from its dorm room beginnings to offices in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Inspired by its fabulous customers and fans, ModCloth also now designs and creates its own unique lines of clothing and decor. Susan drives the company's creative vision, ceaselessly searching the world for remarkable pieces that fit her customers’ distinctive tastes, while Eric runs the business side as CEO.
Special Note: Matthew A. Kaness has since taken over as CEO of ModCloth. Susan Koger will remain as ModCloth's chief creative officer.
(Write-up and images courtesy of ModCloth)
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Modcloth's big hires in 2015 included Matt Kaness (formerly from Urban Outfitters) as CEO and Lizz Wasserman (formerly from 20th Century Fox Film) as its first ever fashion director. That said, consumers of the brand aren't all too delighted, as evidenced from numerous negative shopping experiences detailed online. Some serious housekeeping needs to be done in that department pronto.