ABOUT US

LIFE IS STYLE OR AS WE LIKE TO CALL;
L.I.S IS A DESTINATION FOR VISIONARY RETAILERS TO MEET VANGUARD DESIGNERS

Driven by the emerging changes to the retail industry’s buying habits, L.I.S aims to become a vibrant multi-label platform that offers to be a wholesale channel of creativity and style for the businesses while empowering a unique sales experience.
L.I.S is an exclusive digital showroom experience for fashion and lifestyle designer brands to build lasting relationships with buyers and influencers through innovative online & offline sales.
Founded by two innovative and creative businesswomen, Feride Acar and Cigdem Toraman, L.I.S encapsulates the ambition of representing pioneer designer brands predominantly from Europe on an international platform.
Feride, as the founder of “L’Appart PR Istanbul,” the Istanbul office of the leading Paris fashion PR agency, was working on European designers’ marketization into the US market. Whereas Cigdem as the co-founder of “Ark of Crafts,”; a platform for opening up Turkish arts and artists into global markets and a handloom textile brand “loom.ist,” had the experience of expanding both her’s and the startups in her portfolio.
The exchange of experiences where Cigdem mentoring Feride on entrepreneurship and Feride advising Cigdem on the expansion of loom.ist in the US market led to the idea of collaboration between two women and with a joint vision, L.I.S was created as a venture blended from similar experiences and complementary assets. 
As an outcome of the accumulation of experiences in diverse industries and the generation of a grand network, L.I.S provides an in-style meeting platform for both buyers and designers.

Locations

New York, NY

San Francisco, CA