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Help a MassChallenge startup: Bow & Drape

Posted by Chad O'Connor  March 13, 2013 11:00 AM

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[Editor's Note: In case you missed Global Business Hub Contributor Ellen Keiley's segment on RadioBDC earlier this week, you can listen to it here.]

Another installment in our ongoing series to help innovative MassChallenge companies get the word out about what they offer and get connected with what they need to thrive.

[The We are the Creative Industries series: The Creative Industries - video game companies, design, marketing and architecture firms, and talented people who write books, design houses, shoot movies, make art and record music, just to name a few examples - are an important part of Massachusetts' economy, with $1 billion statewide impact and over 100,000 workers. Click here to learn more.]

How did Bow & Drape get started?
The idea for Bow & Drape came from a personal experience. Founder Aubrie Pagano was shopping for the perfect dress for a wedding that she was attending with her boyfriend. It was the first time that she was meeting his extended family so the pressure was on to look her best. She was struggling to find exactly what she wanted so she made her own dress. It took about a month. She knew there had to be a better destination for women who know what they want and hate to settle for anything less.

What does Bow & Drape do?
Bow & Drape is an American lifestyle brand with a bit of a twist, providing women a fun way to find the perfect wardrobe without spending haute couture prices. With Bow & Drape, women can choose from a curated collection of classic American sportswear and then modify color, fabric, hemlines, sleeves, necklines and other embellishments using Bow & Drape's proprietary technology. Think J. Crew meets Saville Row, creating the 21st century's answer to ready-to-wear.

How can our readers be of help?
Join our community and be the first to find out about events and new product. Readers can become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or even sign up for our emails. We promise not to crowd inboxes and feedback is always welcome as we grow the next big women's brand. You can also schedule an online consultation, or visit our showroom at 450 Harrison Avenue in Boston.

[We are thankful for Global Business Hub’s support of the Creative Industries. Please note: This article does not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development or its Creative Economy Industry Director for the Commonwealth, nor is it an endorsement of any views, products, or opinions contained therein. The author is solely responsible for the content.]

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