Founded by Sophia Amoruso, Nasty Gal stands for the girl in progress. Our team in Los Angeles works hard to bring you limited-edition designs that cut through the noise. But we don’t want to dress you. Say what, you ask? To put it shortly: we want you to wear us, not vice versa.
Nasty Gal was founded by Sophia Amoruso in her ex-boyfriend’s apartment back in 2006 with a laptop, an eBay account, and a passion for hoarding vintage. We love that story. In fact, Sophia wrote a book about it that spent 20 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list. You may have heard of it—it’s called #GIRLBOSS. You should probably read it since Netflix is making a show about it. But if reading isn’t your thing, you can listen to Sophia’s podcast, Girlboss Radio.
#GIRLBOSS isn’t just Sophia’s story—it’s Nasty Gal’s. It’s about being the boss of your life, owning your choices as much as you do your mistakes, and knowing that life starts at the end of your comfort zone. Being a Girlboss isn’t about being the boss of others—it’s about taking charge of your future.
With proceeds from the publication of #GIRLBOSS, Sophia started the Girlboss Foundation, which has given over $90,000 in grants to female creative entrepreneurs. And we’re just getting started.
Enter the Nasty Galaxy
Sophia Amoruso’s second book, Nasty Galaxy, isn’t just a deep dive into her brain. It’s a fully illustrated stream-of-consciousness look into the Nasty Gal world through our punk roots, the women who inspire us, interviews with Girlbosses we admire and essays that motivate us to get shit done. In fact, you can reserve your signed copy now.
It’s also the name of our digital magazine, where we highlight the goings-on at Nasty Gal, feature strong women and jam out to our favorite artists.
In short, it’s our all-encompassing universe. Check us out.