Sam Sisakhti of UsTrendy Named Bold Facer of Boston

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Sam Sisakhti, founder of UsTrendy, has been named Bold Facer of Boston. Bold Facers is a weekly publication and website dedicated to putting Boston's up-and-comers in the spotlight.

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(Us Trendy) started out as a crowdsourcing site for designers to showcase their site. It wasn't until 2011 that we turned it into a shopping site.

Bold Facers, a weekly publication and website based out of Boston, Massachusetts, has just put the spotlight on Sam Sisakhti, naming him their entrepreneurial Bold Facer of the week of August 6th. The editors decided to showcase him for founding an extremely successful online fashion marketplace, called UsTrendy, where independent designers can open up e-storefronts to put their work on display and sell it to shoppers around the world. Though the idea began as a simple thought scribbled on a napkin, the site is now home to 16,000 designers and sellers and generates millions of dollars in revenue.

The piece features a video in which Sisakhti talks about how his site came about, its purpose, and its success over the years. "It started out as a crowdsourcing site for designers to showcase their site. It wasn't until 2011 that we turned it into a shopping site," he notes. Reflecting on the fact that it's now one of the fastest-growing ecommerce sites, he says, "I think back and wonder, 'What if I would have quit after year one, year two? I would have never been here.'"

That's why, in the full-length story Bold Facers included, he offers advice to other entrepreneurs looking to build successful ecommerce sites. For example, when it comes to online retailing, he thinks it's more important to "have a good product at a good price…get a clean site that is simple to use and works." He also discusses designer price points, unique fashion styles, and working with investors. After all, he met with some 200 before finding one who believed in him – it's safe to say he knows the ropes.

Bold Facers is a publication that aims to find the "next big things" in Boston, whether they're entrepreneurs, authors, filmmakers, chefs, or even dating consultants. UsTrendy is an online fashion marketplace where more than 160,000 designers from over 100 countries around the world sell their unique designs to online shoppers.

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