James Gold, co-founding Skinnydip with his brother and best friend in 2011 with an idea of building a fashion, lifestyle and accessory brand, has taken the industry by storm. Turning the ‘phone case’ into a must-have accessory, not only has Skinnydip doubled in size year-on-year, but now operates 250 retail locations in 30 countries. Pinpointing a niche in the market, the brand is going from strength to strength with ambitious prospects, branching into America’s Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Urban Outfitters, and having their eyes on the Asian market. Never coming up for breath, Gold alongside his co-founders have expanded into a team of over 50 people around the world accelerating the brand and its impact. Growing the business organically, the privately-owned company has seen its loyal social media followers of over 410k transform Skinnydip London from a vibrant start-up to an internationally recognised and religiously followed brand.
From Bedroom-based start up to leading accessories retailer
From an idea started in a bedroom with no financial backing, to a global accessories brand loved by the likes of Miley Cyrus and Kylie Jenner. Founder James Gold tells the story of how being ‘fun, youthful and a little cheeky’ led to Skinnydip being at the forefront of the accessory market since its launch in 2011 and becoming one of the most successful privately owned companies of this generation.