Friday, March 6

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Frill Clothing

Frill Clothing on Shark Tank

Sorority Clothing Line - Episode 618 - March 6, 2015

Sorority Dresses seen on Shark Tank
Frill Clothing Line coming to the
Shark Tank "Made In America" Special Episode 618
 What can a single photograph that goes viral on Pinterest do for your business? Well if you're the owners of Frill Clothing, a single photo was enough to launch the careers of two highly motivated students at the University of North Carolina.  The Frill Clothing line first started as recruitment clothing for sorority girls in 2011 by Sharon Bui, and Kate Steadman. By all accounts, the business was organically growing to the point both entrepreneurs decided to quit their jobs and turn the Frill Clothing line into a full-fledged business.

It wasn't until a year later when three sorority girls posted a picture on Pinterest wearing Frill Skirts when the business exploded with sales and paved the way to get on the Shark Tank Show. Perhaps the biggest credit to their success thus far, was the ability to listen to the customers and expand the Frill Clothing also to include Bridesmaid Dresses. The primary benefit for Sororities is the colors you choose will never be duplicated for any other sorority. Talk about guaranteed built-in sales, this long term business plan is as solid as it gets. The memories wearing the matching Frill Clothing Dress will also pay dividends when it comes to designing dresses for your Bridesmaids.

Now about Frill Clothing appearing on the Shark Tank in this Special "Made In The USA" Episode. It appears Kate and Sharon are just as big of Fans of the Shark Tank as I am. They claim they've watched every episode and studied every pitch in detail. In fact, the entire business model is based on what the two sorority sisters have learned growing this into a very successful business in record time. For the last four years, Steadman and Bui have been dreaming and preparing to get on the Shark Tank spending hundreds of hours going over their sales pitch. The entrepreneurs have a detailed plan how they will field any question the Sharks will ask. No doubt this is one set of negotiations you will not want to miss.

Frill Clothing before Shark Tank Update

Going into the Shark Tank as prepared as the Frill Clothing owners are, Bui and Steadman obviously has a favorite Shark or two they'd prefer as a partner. The natural choice would be the Fashion Branding Expert Daymond John, but he's not on tonight's Episode. Beside's even if Daymond was, He probably knows as much about Sorority Recruitment as the other male Sharks IMO. This leaves both female Sharks Barbara Corcoran and Lori Greiner as a perfect fit for the Frill Clothing Brand. Lori may love the pitch and the endless hours preparing for the Shark Tank, but is building a clothing line the type of investment to grow her QVC Show further?

Barbara Corcoran, on the other hand, invests in a broad range of Businesses and scalable Brands. If Frill Clothing nails the sales pitch as I'm predicting they will, this is one business Corcoran will automatically be interested in giving an offer. Depending on the valuation, I wouldn't be surprised if one of the other Sharks try to invest with Her.

Good Luck on the Shark Tank "Made in America" Special Episode Kate and Sharon. You have clearly done your homework and deserve everything headed your way.

Frill Clothing Website
FaceBook  Over "18,000 Like's" before Shark Tank Appearance


  1. Wrong school. Bui went to NOrth Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, THE flagship school of the University of North Carolina system