Joining us today is Phyllis Librach, president and founder of Sydney’s Closet.
Sydney’s Closet designs and manufactures plus-size special occasion dresses for women ages 16 to 60 who wear sizes 14 to 40. The Wedding, Evening and Prom Collections created by Sydney’s Closet are sold online, in bridal salons and dress shops across the USA and around the world. International sales include Canada, UK, Germany, Poland, Australia, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
The company’s fashion-forward designs have been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, Teen Prom, and Seventeen. Designs have been featured on television on Dr. Phil and The Today Show as well as seen in newspapers, magazines and blogs. Full-Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek) named Sydney’s Closet the retailer of the year in 2015.
In this episode:
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Phyllis was a successful journalist. What prompted her to trade-in deadlines for hemlines.
What it took for Phyllis to make such a seemingly substantial transition.
How life is different for Phyllis.
What would Phyllis lend to the entrepreneur who desires something different?
Phyllis has had excellent media exposure. How did she build her brand and attract that recognition.
What did her journalism background contribute to her current role.
How Phyllis expanded and now conducts business internationally.
The encouragement Phyllis has for other entrepreneurs to discover entrepreneurial opportunities in their lives.