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Is LA the Next Silicon Valley for the Fashion World?

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From luxe e-resaler Shop Hers to edgy e-shop Nasty Gal to the network of Mints, tech-savvy shopaholics have a whole host of cool boutiques that are just a mouse click away. As Los Angeles mag points out, many of these game-changing shopping sites call LA their home, which begs the burning question: is the City of Angels the fashion world's Silicon Valley?

Name-checking sites like ShoeDazzle, Threadsence and Daily Look, the local pub also goes on to state that LA has become a breeding ground for backers eager to make a foray into fashion by funding style-savvy startups. Sophia Amoruso-led Nasty Gal, for instance, raked in a cool $100 million (whoa!) in 2012, up from $28 million the year before, thanks to support from investors and a strong staff. And with the LA Fashion Council expanding to The Grove and Tarina Tarantino's Sparkle Factory moving into DTLA, the future continues to look bright for LA's stylish brick-and-mortar- and online-based entrepreneurs.
· Sharper Image [LA Mag]
· ShoeDazzle Is Hosting a Big Sale At Its Koreatown HQ [Racked]
· Shop Hers' Jaclyn Shanfeld Loves the '70s, Alaia, Double Divas [Racked]
· Who What Wear, Geri Hirsch Join BeachMint's Cyber Monday [Racked]
· ThreadSence is Midsummer Daydreaming in Prints and Lace [Racked]