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The 20 Best Apparel & Fashion Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (December 2019)

Looking for a new job in apparel & fashion? Check our list of the most female-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best apparel & fashion companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Apparel & Fashion companies on this list have been rated by 10 or more participants as of December 1, 2019. Rate your company ›

The 20 best apparel & fashion companies to work for

1. Warby Parker

3.8 stars

Warby Parker is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.6 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Warby Parker:

"The company is perfect aside if low pay for support personnel "

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2. Stitch Fix

3.7 stars

Stitch Fix is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the San Francisco, CA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Stitch Fix:

"Stitch Fix is the best company I've ever worked for. The management is supportive and helpful and the expected goals are very fair. Given that the job is in the women's fashion ..."

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3. Athleta

3.5 stars

Athleta is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the San Francisco, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and management opportunities (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Athleta:

"This place is for women and about women empowering women"

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4. Vera Bradley

3.5 stars

Vera Bradley is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the Roanoke, IN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Vera Bradley:

"This is hands down the best company I have ever worked for."

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5. TOMS

3.4 stars

TOMS is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the Los Angeles, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for family growth support (4.1 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for TOMS:

"I love working at TOMS and being part of a company that stands for such important values. I love the work I do, but I don't see myself as barista - end career. I love my managem..."

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6. Vineyard Vines

3.4 stars

Vineyard Vines is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the Stamford, CT area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.4 stars).

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7. Levi Strauss & Co.

3.3 stars

Levi Strauss & Co. is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the San Francisco, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.9 stars) and the people you work with (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Levi Strauss & Co.:

"LS&Co is mired down in testosterone, with a serious lack of equal pay. Female employees are held to higher standards than their male counterparts."

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8. Madewell

3.3 stars

Madewell is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the Long Island City, NY area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Madewell:

"Madewell is such an awesome company! There are endless opportunities for you to grow and be promoted if you apply yourself and contribute to building the business. Upper managem..."

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9. Tommy Hilfiger

3.3 stars

Tommy Hilfiger is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the Amsterdam, Netherlands area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Tommy Hilfiger:

"This is a wonderful place to work. Great health benefits (I couldn't answer properly to maternity leave, child care, etc. because I have no children and that's not important for..."

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10. VF Corporation

3.3 stars

VF Corporation is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the Greensboro, NC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for VF Corporation:

"VF is a pretty good company overall. Better than others I've experienced. Decent & friendly coworkers, fairly reasonable hours, and good salaries. However, their is still an old..."

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11. Carter's

3.2 stars

Carter's is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the Atlanta, GA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.4 stars) and management opportunities (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Carter's:

"Overall it is a great company for women compared to some, but there is a lot of room for improvement with flexibility/working from home. The merchants can be very exclusive. It'..."

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12. PVH Corp.

3.2 stars

PVH Corp. is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for PVH Corp.:

"I've been with PVH for 6 years, and I am thoroughly happy with my position, department and the company overall. In terms of senior leadership, it is true that most SVPs and abo..."

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13. Tory Burch

3.2 stars

Tory Burch is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.2 stars).

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14. Luxottica

3.2 stars

Luxottica is an apparel & fashion company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Luxottica:

"Great with flexibility for hours. Especially those with children. But showed little to no interest in team building or diversity training."

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15. Lands' End

3.2 stars

Lands' End is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the Dodgeville, WI area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.8 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Lands' End:

"It's not a bad place to work but training is a train wreck and support in your job is lacking. A lot of work=stress"

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16. Converse

3.2 stars

Converse is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars) and paid time off (3.7 stars).

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17. Deckers Brands

3.1 stars

Deckers Brands is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the Goleta, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars) and paid time off (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Deckers Brands:

"Personally had multiple instances experiencing a bias or favoritism of male employees over female ones, regardless of qualifications or seniority. There were also some communica..."

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18. Varsity Spirit

3.1 stars

Varsity Spirit is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the Memphis, TN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.7 stars) and flexible work hours (3.7 stars).

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19. Lucky Brand

3.1 stars

Lucky Brand is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the Los Angeles, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Lucky Brand:

"As far a retail jobs go, this one is great but retail hours are tough. "

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20. Red Wing Shoe Co.

3.1 stars

Red Wing Shoe Co. is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the Red Wing, MN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.6 stars) and management opportunities (3.6 stars).

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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of December 1, 2019.

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