Tracy Negoshian

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Tracy Negoshian
Born (1981-10-20) October 20, 1981 (age 32)
Residence St. Petersburg, FL
Nationality American
Education University of South Florida
Occupation Fashion designer
Labels Tracy Negoshian, Inc.

Tracy Negoshian (born October 20, 1981) is a designer of women's clothing. She is a native of Zephyrhills, Florida.[1]

History[edit]

As a teenager, Tracy Negoshian became a champion scholastic golfer.[2] She studied at University of South Florida.

It was in college that she recognized that she had a talent for clothing design. She would modify team jerseys, add flair and then sport her “new” apparel to games and events.[1]

After college in 2004, Negoshian moved to Palm Beach, Florida.[1][3] She canvassed many of the local businesses (and all of the high-end retail stores on Worth Avenue)[1][3] in search of an opportunity. She was ultimately hired by Saks Fifth Avenue to be an assistant in their Designer Salon.[3]

In 2007, while attending the National Championship football game, she saw women wearing fan apparel that reminded her of her college days and how she would alter jerseys into fashionable garments.[3][4] Negoshian recognized a market opportunity for garments like these.

She expanded on the concept that she could make college game day apparel trendy, fun and multi-purpose.[1][3] She created My Team Boutique[4] and began designing garments along the likes of some of the more popular colleges in the Southeastern United States.

Negoshian decided after a successful launch with My Team Boutique that a three-month season was not substantial and that she needed to explore options for a multi-line approach.[3] In 2009, she launched Tracy Negoshian, Inc.

Clothing line[edit]

Her early inspirations included designers Diane Von Furstenberg[4] and Emilio Pucci.[3]

Her garments are often compared to the likes of Tory Burch, Lilly Pulitzer, Nanette Lepore and Trina Turk.[3][4]

Tracy opened her first flagship TRACY NEGOSHIAN store October 2013 in Naples on 5th Avenue. [5] By January 2014, over 500 boutiques in the U.S. and Puerto Rico carried the Tracy Negoshian brand.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Pasco designer fills a niche with sports-themed clothes for women", St. Petersburg Times Wire, October 2, 2008.
  2. ^ http://www.fivay.org/zhs/zhs9.html
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Mom-Style-Monday", By Erin Carroll, Blue-Eyed Bride.com, May 10, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d "Team Clothing Line Big Win for Designer"[dead link], By Laura Kinsler, Tampa Bay Tribune, October 29, 2008.
  5. ^ "Fashion designer Tracy Negoshian gains national attention", By Katherine Snow Smith, Tampa Bay Times, January 14, 2014.

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