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Size Inclusive Clothing Brand, Kiki LaRue Lands on Inc 5000
DALLAS, SEPT. 14, 2018 /PRNEWSWIRE-IREACH/
Kiki LaRue Lands on Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest Growing Companies with Size Inclusive Clothing Brand
Kiki LaRue Ranks No. 3645 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 102% Percent
Inc. magazine revealed that locally owned women's clothing & lifestyle brand, Kiki LaRue, http://www.kikilarue.com, is No. 3645 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino's Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
"Being named to this list has been my dream since I started Kiki LaRue & I've made that no secret over the years. This inclusion is even more special to me because I had no formal education, no investors, and no back up plan. I knew I had to make this work. I'm so thankful to be truly living the American dream!" says CEO and designer, Rebecca Monjezi-Clark. "I chose to focus on designing quality clothing for the average sized woman because I was her! Our fans love us because we are authentic and honest and fix the fashion problems many post-college women have starting with: How to be trendy and still be "mom-propriate!" Also, the sale is never the end of the relationship with Kiki LaRue. We create lasting relationships via our Facebook and Instagram pages, long after the transaction has ended, bringing the customer back on a daily basis."
Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists.
"If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it's unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice," says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. "The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn't change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives."
"Just a few years ago, I walked away from my decade long career in real estate to sell curated outfits, out of my home on our website, https://www.kikilarue.com," says Monjezi-Clark. "That first year, I was shipping more than $2M in internet orders from my living room, by myself. Today, Kiki LaRue has become a brand that unites women across the globe. More than just a boutique, the Kiki LaRue brand has created a community of fiercely loyal women (and men) who come back daily, to not only shop with us, but to engage with our brand any way they can. With a 93% customer return rate, our clients four years ago are still our clients today. We have grown together. We are where we are, and who we are, because of these incredible people. My tribe. This award is for them."
The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million
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