LOCATION: NEW YORK
FOUNDERS: MICHELLE GOAD (CEO), WOLF KLINKER
INVESTMENT: 2013 - PRESENT
ABOUT PS DEPT.
PS Dept. is a personal shopping app that cleverly combines the traditional personal shopping service with modern digital technology.
Launched in 2012 by co-founders Michelle Goad, formerly of Marc Jacobs and Barneys, and Wolf Klinker, a tech executive and management consultant, the free iPhone fashion app, named by Forbes as one of the top three for women on the go, streamlines and democratizes the retail experience by combining the personal touch of client relationships with the ease of a slick mobile platform.
In addition to handling client sourcing requests, the dedicated team behind the app processes orders via a single checkout, arranges the delivery of items to doorstep and helps with the handling of returns.
The PS Dept. personal shoppers also provide users with dedicated style advice, and the app’s feed reveals the latest items to be tracked down and what may be trending across its growing client base.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Michelle Goad (CEO)
Michelle received dual degrees from UC, Santa Barbara in Business Economics and Art History, and also holds a design degree from Parsons School of Design in New York.
Prior to launching PS Dept, she was an executive at Marc Jacobs Collection, managing the retail merchandising, marketing and social media outreach for the wholesale accessories division. Michelle was also part of the world-renowned women's shoe buying team at Barneys New York, and has worked as a designer for Donna Karan Home.
Michelle has been featured in many prestigious publications, including Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Elle Decor.