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Digital Brands Group

Revolutionizing the holding company model. Portfolio of high-growth 'digital first' apparel brands.

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Highlights

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๐Ÿ’ฐ $33.5M revenue in 2019 and 1.2MM customers from the 4 brands we currently own (not this entity).
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๐Ÿ’ƒ Celebrities who've worn our brands: Ellen Degeneres, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lopez, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara DeLevigne, Kendall Jenner & more.
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๐Ÿ“ˆ 4 more acquisitions in progress.
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๐Ÿ’ธ $15M+ raised to date from 7,500+ investors.
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๐Ÿ“Š We are hoping to file our S-1 with the SEC in Q4 2020 (not guaranteed).

Our Team

CEO
Previously created and built J.Hilburn from zero to $55M in 6 years. J.Hilburn is the largest custom men's clothier in the world.
We believe that consumers wear multiple brands from head to toe, not a single brand. We believe this benefits our model and will result in higher revenues, margins and loyalty. Our flywheel gets stronger and faster as we add more brands and can show more personalized looks to our customers based on their style and brand preferences.
CMO
Previously the Divisional VP of Marketing & PR, North America at Coach. Director positions at Harry Winston and Ralph Lauren.
Reid Yeoman CFO
Previously CFO of Hurley, a Nike brand. Before that was a Finance Director at Nike for Strategic Investments and Global Business Planning

๐Ÿ’ฐ Invest in a portfolio of brands โ€” $33.5M in revenue and growing.

Digital Brands Group is a holding company that curates and accelerates a collection of talented, luxury-lifestyle, digital-first brands. We just acquired Bailey 44 and Harper & Jones. And we're just getting started.

๐Ÿ“ˆ Our CEO built the largest custom men's clothier in the world โ€” from zero to $55M in revenue... in 6 years.

Our management team is world-class โ€” having previously worked at Qualcomm, Coach, Ralph Lauren, and more. We have also worked together at DSTLD, one of the brands we currently own.

๐Ÿ’ƒ Celebrities have worn our clothes.

At DSTLD, we've reached more than 86,400 customers (including celebrities!), because we have the expertise, marketing talent, and connections. Now, we want to leverage this with all of the brands in our portfolio.

Please note that they do not endorse nor recommend this investment.

๐Ÿ“‰ The PROBLEM we're solving (with individual D2C brands)

It's true that traditional retail stores (i.e. Barneys, Macy's, J.C. Penny) are dying in a world where e-commerce is thriving. Direct-to-consumer brands (i.e. Away, Warby Parker, Everlane) are taking over. Yet, many D2C brands also die due to high costs.  

According to IBM U.S. Retail Index, the COVID pandemic has accelerated the shift away from physical stores to digital shopping by roughly five years. Department stores, as a result, are seeing significant declines. In the first quarter of 2020, department store sales and those from other โ€œnon-essentialโ€ retailers declined by 25%. This grew to a 75% decline in the second quarter. The report indicates that department stores are expected to decline by over 60% for the full year. Meanwhile, e-commerce is projected to grow by nearly 20% in 2020.

According to the Q2 2020 report from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. retail e-commerce reached $211.5 billion, up 31.8% from the first quarter, and 44.5% year-over-year. E-commerce also accounted for 16.1% of total retail sales in Q2, up from 11.8% in the first quarter of 2020. We believe the growth in e-commerce due to the COVID pandemic has set a high bar for what is now considered baseline growth.

According to global market-research firm Coresight Research, retailers are likely to decide to close as many as 25,000 U.S. stores in 2020. From January through mid-August, retailers had announced they would close a total of more than 10,000 stores in the U.S. That has already topped last yearโ€™s record 9,302 store closures. In 2019, retailers in the United States announced 9,302 store closings, a 59% jump from 2018, which at that time was the highest number since 2012, when Coresight Research started to track the data.

๐Ÿ“ˆ The HUGE opportunity of grouping these D2C brands 

We bring together like-minded direct-to-consumer names under one portfolio to increase revenues, decrease operational costs, and establish brand longevity. Our vision is to build a portfolio of 50+ brands each with the potential to generate $50M-$100M in annual revenue (though please note that this is not guaranteed).

๐Ÿฌ Our strategy is NO different than that of major, multinational holding companies

We're talking about the strategy that companies that have been doing for decades with traditional, wholesale, luxury brands. These companies include LVMH (that owns Moรซt & Chandon, Hennessy, Louis Vuitton, etc), VF Corporation (that owns JanSport, Timberland, North Face, etc), and Tapestry (that owns  Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman).

How we're different? Our brands are 'digital-first', instead of 'wholesale-first'. Why? Because e-commerce is where consumers are going. Digital-first brands win because they own the customer relationship and make the customer journey more personalized. 

๐Ÿ“Š We hope to go public this year.

We are using the funds raised on Wefunder to pay for working capital and to place product orders for our Spring 2021 purchase orders from department stores and boutiques for both Bailey's and DSTLD.  We will file our S-1 by 11/20 and plan to IPO in March 2021 order to raise more capital to grow Digital Brands Group.

๐Ÿ’ซ Join us! Invest in a portfolio of brands

The most successful apparel companies are portfolio companies. All we're doing is modernizing the portfolio approach. We know that we have the right platform to scale. 




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