New app ALLOWS YOU TO SHOP Local Boutiques AND GET 2-HOUR DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR.
IT ALL STARTED WITH A LAST-MINUTE SHOPPING EMERGENCY...
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.