When most people think of working in apparel or fashion at a corporate level, they think that you have to be in New York or California. Now, if you constantly want to be surrounded by industry events and contacts you really should move there. But, if you don’t necessarily want to work for a designer or high fashion company there are actually a lot of places that you could work that are still industry relevant! While I know I would have enjoyed New York or California, I don’t think I would be able to live the same type of lifestyle that I am living here in Texas simply because of living cost. For anyone who is interested in this industry and is open to living outside of New York or California I have put together a comprehensive list of companies organized by state.
- TJX (TJMaxx and Marshalls)
- L Brands (includes Victoria’s Secret)
- Abercrombie and Fitch (Also Hollister)
- The Limited
- Lane Bryant
If you know of any companies that I can add please comment below! Also, if the state you are interested in isn’t listed let me know if you would like me to search for an apparel/fashion company that is located there. Lastly, if you need more detail about where in each state these companies feel free to comment that below as well.