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Bonnie Young

Bonnie Young is a global fashion and lifestyle brand offering visionary products with a timeless, distinctive and effortless sensibility.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Lifestyle
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2006
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Bonnie Young (BY) is a global luxury lifestyle brand with distinctive fashion and lifestyle products. The eponymous brand was launched while Bonnie was the senior Creative Director for Donna Karan. BY formed (and still manages) its flagship store in Aspen in 2007, and sells to some of the world's most prestigious department stores. BY is widely recognized and respected across retail, wholesale, private clients, celebrities, and the press.


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    Bonnie Young
    Founder/Creative Director/Managing Director

    Young has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years - 16 years at Donna Karan as the Senior Creative Director with her early career at Ralph Lauren. Bonnie has authored Colours of Vanishing Tribes, a collection of photographs taken during inspirational travels around the world for Donna Karan. She is the founder of Fashion Fights for Children's Rights. She holds a degree from Cornell University and Accademia della Bella Arti in Florence.

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    Dana Presutti
    VP of Retail, Member

    Oversees all operations of Bonnie Young's flagship retail store in Aspen. Previously, held various positions in the financial sector where she was a Director of High Yield Securities at Toronto Dominion Bank and Bankers Trust Company in New York City. She graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Psychology.

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    R. Adam Smith
    Equity Partner

    Smith is a private investor and serial entrepreneur who has formed, co-founded, or started several private investment and operating partnerships since 1995. Mr. Smith earned an MBA with honors from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BA cum laude in International Relations and Economics from Boston University. In addition to his role as Managing Partner of Design Holdings Co LLC and acting CEO of its affiliate,,


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    Nigel Austin
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    Nancy Cooper

Previous Investors

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    Bonnie Young|Simon Posen|Dana Presutti