7 Head-Turning Fashion Start-ups

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Jack Threads

Jason Ross knew that there was an under-served market in the emerging fashion flash sales industry: men. The Ohio-native launched Jack Threads in 2008, and it was an instant success. The site works much like its successful competitor GILT, but focuses on curating a solid inventory of discounted designer street, skate, and surf-wear for men. Now with as many as 2 million members, the site proves it's haute to go niche.