Anna Bance is the founder of Girl Meets Dress.
Europe’s leading online rental website, GirlMeetsDress.com provides millions of women the ability to hire designer dresses and accessories for a fraction of their original retail price.
Clients can select from over 4,000 designer pieces from over 150 designer brands including Herve Leger, Halston Heritage, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs and more…
Whilst working for Hermes as Head of UK PR, Anna Bance noticed a gap in the market for luxury clothing and accessory rental for women and quickly jumped on the idea.
With a background in Fashion, Journalism and PR (and a degree in Fashion Promotion from London College of Fashion), Anna’s skillsets enabled her to start-up, generate worldwide press attention and launch Girl Meets Dress.
Since launching, the business has scaled to Europe, and the company raised funding from Rocket Internet’s Oliver Samwer’s new $200mn fund – Global Founders Capital.
Aside from heading up the business, Anna has been busy pioneering the way forward for rental as a new and exciting e-commerce category of its own.
Since launching Girl Meets Dress, Anna has won many awards including:
- The Drapers Innovation Etail Award
- Natwest Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year
- Specsavers Everywoman in Retail Award
Anna has also been included in the:
- Online Fashion 100
- Top 100 Web Start-Ups
- Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Anna has also been featured in Management Today’s Top 6, 35 under 35 cover stars.
Anna Bance – Keynote Speaker:
As a keynote speaker, Anna Bance can deliver presentations focusing on the following topics:
- Women in Business
- Sustainability in Retail | Circular Fashion
- The Rise of Clothing Rental
- The Changing Landscape of Luxury
- Sharing economy