5 Things You Didn't Know About DSTLD
DSTLD Co-Founder Mark Lynn was born in Ireland. Although he also co-founded e-winery Club W, he admits he enjoys a pint of Guinness as well.
Fellow Co-Founder Corey Epstein enjoys playing guitar, hiking, working on becoming a better photographer, and combining photography, music, art, and work at DSTLD.
DSTLD seeks to be socially and environmentally responsible. They use eco-friendly dyes and fabric softening treatments, and they do not use sweatshops.
DSTLD sells raw denim jeans that are Sanforized and mercerized to reduce shrinking, but the markings, facing, and creasing still conform to your body.
DSTLD's mission is to design and sell quality designer jeans at affordable prices by selling directly to customers and by bypassing retailer's mark-ups.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at DSTLD
Currently, to redeem a gift card, you must create an account, scroll to the bottom of any page, and click on "Redeem Gift." Enter your gift card code in the textbox, and click on the Redeem Gift Card button. Then, your gift card amount is added to your store credit. When you checkout, select store credit to subtract your credit from your purchase. The store credit option apparently only appears when you have credit to redeem.
You do need an account to shop at DSTLD. After creating your account, enter your shipping address, and save it. Currently, the DSTLD checkout takes your shipping address as your billing address. There is no place to enter a separate billing address. When shopping for gifts, ship them to yourself, and then resend them to the recipient. Enter your PayPal or credit card information, save it, and, finally, review your purchase.
You might compare DSTLD (pronounced "distilled") to LuckyBrand.com or JeanStore.com, but the similarities end with men's and women's jeans and tops. While both DSTLD and LuckyBrand sell their own brands, DSTLD opts for a pared-down, understated, modern look limited to a basic core pallet of black, white, grey, and denim. LuckyBrand draws inspiration from rugged, vintage looks. LuckyBrand also sells their jeans in retail stores, but DSTLD keeps prices on their high quality jeans about 33 percent lower by eliminating retail middlemen.
DSTLD had a notable start by getting press attention surrounding its founding. Well-known and respected women's fashion magazine Elle announced the launch of the women's fashion line on April 7, 2014. Co-CEOs Corey Epstein and Mark Lynn launched their women's line first, and then launched their men's line on October 4, 2014.
Elle points out that DSTLD uses "distilled" in the sense of "purified." This jibes with both the sleek, pared-down look and the simplified business model of selling directly to customers from their website and eliminating reseller price markups added by boutiques and retailers. Elle also commends DSTLD for "finally acknowledging that not all bodies are the same" with its body-mapping fit technology, which the magazine calls "incredible." Designer Anh Vu is responsible for that fit and the DSTLD style. Elle notes that Vu has more than 10 years of previous experience working with denim.
Upon the launch of DSTLD's men's line, social networking organization IvyPlusSociety.com described the company as a "progressive direct-to-consumer denim label" that gives "discerning men of style…easy, honest access to premium denim without having to deal with middlemen or excessive retail markup." IvyPlusSociety.com also noted that designer jeans that sell from $180+ in brick-and-mortar stores sell from $65 on the DSTLD website.
In his YouTube video entitled 2 Months Wearing DSTLD Raw Denim, The Kavelier offers his review of DSTLD jeans so that shoppers can get a better idea of what to expect when ordering from the website.
DSTLD is not only concerned with responsible pricing but also with responsible business, labor, and manufacturing policies. Their denim is treated only with natural dyes and softening techniques, and many of their fabrics are fully sustainable and eco-friendly. In addition, they screen their suppliers, factories, and laundries for their employment policies to screen out sweatshops, making sure that the labor done to produce the jeans is honest and fairly compensated.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO Mark Lynn brings 15 years of entrepreneurial experience and an interest in technology and design to DSTLD. Previously, he co-founded the fast-growing subscription e-winery Club W. Co-Founder Corey Epstein has a BBA with an emphasis on business law and an MBA, and while managing his own marketing and web consulting business, he advises client companies on branding, strategy, design, and development. Together, these two sound like a perfect combination for a company like DSTLD.
DSTLD Social Media Links
On Facebook, DSTLD shares new additions to its men’s and women's lines, mentions reviews of DSTLD fashions in magazines such as Vogue and GQ, and posts about events and photo shoots in New York City and Los Angeles. You can also send a message to DSTLD on Facebook.
DSTLD shares much of the same information on Twitter that it does on Facebook, but if you want to know how much people of all ages love their DSTLD jeans, checkout the comments under "Likes." As a fashion startup, DSTLD also follows an interesting mix of reporters and bloggers who write about fashion, business, and entrepreneurship.
DSTLD has created Pinterest boards featuring men's and women's fashion, travel and home decor ideas, and food and drink. The fashions include denim, of course, but also sweaters, jackets, and more.
DSTLD shares its photography on Instagram, and people comment on how much they love the jeans and the looks. If you want to post your own photos of you and your friends wearing DSTLD jeans, you could get featured on the DSTLD page. Simply tag your photos to let the company see your post.
DSTLD's Tumblr account is all about stylish fashion images. You can get ideas for how to style your jeans with other seasonal pieces, helping ensure that you look modern and trendy all year long.
DSTLD Contact Info
To contact DSTLD, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5959 RANDOLPH STREET
COMMERCE, CA 90040