3:59pm

Tue September 4, 2012
Business and the Economy

Fashion Distributor Locates Facility in KY

FRANKFORT - International online fashion distributor Nasty Gal will locate a 527,000-square-foot national distribution center in Shepherdsville in Bullitt County. The move will create 300 new, full-time jobs and an $18 million investment, according to a news release from Gov. Steve Beshear's office.

Nasty Gal is a global online fashion destination for women. Founder Sophia Amoruso started an eBay store in 2006, selling a selection of vintage clothing. Since then, Nasty Gal has grown into an international style source, offering clothing, shoes and accessories to customers in more than 50 countries.

“A young entrepreneur combined hard work with a winning concept to create what is now a multi-million-dollar, international company,” Beshear said.

“Nasty Gal is thrilled and honored to make Shepherdsville the home of our state-of-the-art new fulfillment center,” Deborah Benton, Nasty Gal’s COO, said in the news release. “We chose Shepherdsville not just for its central location, but also for its people and culture. We look forward to bringing our core values of respect, fun, and a strong focus on customer service, along with hundreds of jobs, to this strong, hard-working community.”

The company plans to begin operations at its new Shepherdsville facility, located at 700 Omega Parkway, late this summer.