GAL-vanizing Retail: Recap of The National Retail Federation’s Gala

What happens when you bring together retail’s most influential leaders, influencers, and…Shaq for one night in NYC?

The answer is a lot of celebration, collaboration, and fashion! This year’s National Retail Federation Gala held at Pier 60 in Manhattan recognized and honored 25 individuals who are impacting retail’s future, including Nineteenth Amendment’s cofounder’s Amanda Curtis and Gemma Sole! We are honored to join this list which includes other visionaries like Tory Burch, Emily Weiss of Glossier, and Katrina Lake of Stitch Fix in the top 100 people to make the list since its inception in 2015. As a young company lead by female founders trailblazing a new path in retail (connecting designers directly with shoppers and selling without holding inventory!), the honor was particularly meaningful. But only because of the talented designers, dedicated US manufacturers, and you the shopper who wants more from their fashion experience because you are the reason Nineteenth Amendment exists. You propel us forward every day.

From the red (or purple) carpet, we represented all of our brands and wore pieces from Dallas-based Ferrah and New York-based Leetal Platt. We mingled with retail’s leaders, ran into old fans and converted new ones like Karen Katz, CEO of Neiman Marcus, Chairman of Macy’s Terry Lundgren and Forbes journalist Barbara Thau are all fans of Nineteenth Amendment (why wouldn’t they be?!).

In a time when retail is evolving, collaboration and innovation are key to thriving so be on the lookout for new partnerships and collaboration announcements!

Thank you again for being a part of this journey to make fashion and retail better!

Amanda and Gemma Amanda & Gemma
Co-Founders Nineteenth Amendment


P.S. Want to see who wore what? See photos from the entire purple carpet and all this years #TheList18 HINT: We’re naturally the best dressed in Nineteenth Amendment pieces by Leetal Platt and Ferrah.


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  1. Amazing. Seems like every time there is a ceiling you ladies find a way to shatter it.

    • Nineteenth Amendment

      Nineteenth Amendment

      No glass ceiling too high for sure…but we have an amazing support ladder…:)

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