ABOUT CURIO

New app ALLOWS YOU TO SHOP Local Boutiques AND GET 2-HOUR DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR.

 

OUR STORY

IT ALL STARTED WITH A LAST-MINUTE SHOPPING EMERGENCY...

 CURIO Founders: Lena Khouri (left) and Christine Outram (right) at boutique partner Reservoir in Culver City, CA.

CURIO Founders: Lena Khouri (left) and Christine Outram (right) at boutique partner Reservoir in Culver City, CA.

It was Saturday afternoon and Lena Khouri, CURIO's Founder, needed something to wear. She was flying out for a wedding the next day and hadn't had time to shop for a dress. It was too late to shop online so she had no other option but to go to a crowded mall in LA. She ended up buying something generic but on her way home stumbled on a small boutique where she purchased a dress she actually liked.

"When I got home I thought: With technology today, why isn't it easy for me to search for what I want from home and find it at a boutique near me without going to the mall? It would save me time and I'd feel good about supporting a local shop."

From this experience CURIO was born.

With a mission to make it easy to shop local, CURIO partners with a select number of women’s and men’s boutiques to get customers clothing & gifts in under two hours. Shoppers can also chat with CURIO’s stylist, Audrey, who will pull products across multiple boutiques in LA based on your needs.

"People love shopping at unique small stores but until now it's been time consuming and inefficient" said Christine Outram, CURIO's co-founder. "We believe that convenience doesn’t just mean buying from Amazon and that supporting local small businesses is a better way to shop."

CURIO launched in Los Angeles in May 2018, and they plan to expand to other cities next year.


HOW IT WORKS

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SEARCH OR CHAT
IN THE APP

Search for what you want, or chat with our in-app stylist, Audrey, to find what you need from local boutiques.

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2-HOUR DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR

Get what you need delivered to your door in under 2 hours.

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FEEL GREAT ABOUT SHOPPING SMALL

Support local makers and boutiques and help put millions of dollars back into local communities. 


FOUNDING TEAM

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LENA KHOURI,


Founder

Lena started her career recruiting top talent in entertainment at Creative Artists Agency.

Her next move was in advertising where she worked in Account Management at Deutsch executing large-scale digital, experiential and traditional campaigns for Volkswagen, Sprint, Dr Pepper and 7UP.

While at Deutsch, she co-founded their philanthropic arm, Deutsch Good, and grew it to the New York office, receiving industry recognition from Digiday, Fortune Magazine & Playa Vista Direct along the way.

Lena's LinkedIn

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CHRISTINE OUTRAM,


CO-FOUNDER

Christine is an MIT-alum and award-winning product designer with a background in Smart Cities and iOT.

She is best known for inventing the electric bike, ‘The Copenhagen Wheel’, a TIME Magazine Top Invention of 2014.

Prior to starting CURIO she was the Chief Product Officer at Veritas Prep and the Head of Product Design at DogVacay - sold to Rover.com in 2017.

She's always hustling to make the world a better place through technology and design.

Christine's LinkedIn


Company FACTS

  • CURIO is spelled with all caps 

  • Female founded by Lena Khouri & Christine Outram

  • CURIO was founded in 2017

  • CURIO launched in Los Angeles in May 2018

  • Working with 20 women’s and men’s boutiques in Los Angeles and growing rapidly

  • Expanding to other cities in 2019

  • Currently on iOS – Android users can sign up here

  • Raising our next funding round

  • Contact us at curio@curioxo.com

  • Link to download CURIO on iOS: https://curio.app.link/get-CURIO

  • Photography credit: Emily Birren


WHO IS CURIO FOR?

NEED-IT-NOW
SHOPPERS

For all the times we just didn't have the time, but we needed it ASAP.

  • Last-minute gifters
  • Last-minute clothing shoppers
  • Personal & executive assistants

TRAVELERS &
LOCAVORES

For when you want to discover and shop unique local products or forgot to pack something.

  • Explorers of cities
  • Lovers of unique
  • Supporters of small businesses
  • Forgetful travelers

STYLISH PEOPLE
ON-THE-GO

For those with a busy lifestyle who don't want to sacrifice style.

  • Young professionals
  • Fashion mamas (and papas)
  • Influencers & Bloggers
  • Stylists

IMAGES & ASSETS

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CURIO QUOTES

Our mission is to put millions of dollars back into local economies by making it easy to shop local small stores.
— Lena Khouri, CURIO Founder
Five years ago this wouldn’t have been possible but with the majority of small businesses operating on new systems, we’re able to use technology to create one platform for multiple boutiques.
— Brian Jeremy, CURIO CTO
People love shopping at unique small stores but until now it’s been time consuming and inefficient.
— Christine Outram - CURIO Co-Founder
We believe that convenience doesn’t just mean buying from Amazon and that supporting local small businesses is a better way to shop.
— Christine Outram, CURIO Co-Founder
All the inventory updates in real time. When a product is bought online or in store it updates in our app and vice versa.
— Brian Jeremy, CURIO CTO
We met at an ad agency and combined our skill sets to start a tech business. We’re really hoping to lead the way for more women to quit their jobs and build their own businesses.
— Lena Khouri, CURIO Founder

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

"I LOVE the idea of your app. For all the many years I've worked in fashion, I was never one to BE fashionable as I never wanted to devote my time to searching for pieces. To have an app that simplifies the curatorial process and to also deliver, makes the shopping process so much less daunting for people like me."

Cody K.


"Awesome app, was able to shop easily and view so many different options within one place. The stylists are extremely responsive and an overall great experience!"

@kenzie75

"Feels like Abbot Kinney at my fingertips!"

Ryan P.


"This chat service is really useful. It's just as easy to search and find stuff but I like it more."

Zaid A.


"Thank you so much for helping me with my first CURIO purchase! I was raving to my Mom all about it she was so shocked that it came so quickly. Thank you for the VIP treatment!"

Cherry A.

"I've literally been wanting this for so long! I just went through this, just this week shopping for a Memorial Day trip. Not enough time to drive to 6 different stores or wait for Revolve."

Madison G.


"Just the app I needed, helped me find so many cute boutiques around LA"

@percyfan47


"No joke I just was thinking about how I need a new jacket and I thought I want it tonight but I don’t wanna get it from the mall, how do I find a store that has the jacket I want — wait a minute. So now I’m using CURIO."

Karter K.