Smartphone Profiles: Melissa Austria, GotStyle

Smartphone Profiles: Melissa Austria, GotStyle

Lifestyle | Posted by - March 5, 2014 at 12:30 am

Melissa Austria is the smart and stylish owner of GotStyle, one of Toronto’s leading menswear retailers. In this exclusive YouInc profile, Austria talks about just how close she came to losing her now thriving business – a series of bad breaks that included a partnership gone wrong, stress-induced shingles on her face, and coming only a few days away from closing her doors. In retrospect, though, it was those very setbacks that paved the way for her greatest successes.

Tags: business partnerships, business plan, expansion, financing, gotstyle, melissa austria, profiles

Marayna Dickinson

Marayna Dickinson is a Toronto based photojournalist working for YouInc. You can follow her photographic eye on Instagram or on Twitter (@marayna).

March 5, 2014 at 10:18 am
As a men's lifestyle blogger, I've had the privilege to know Melissa for over 5 years and can say that she's one of the most inspiring people I know. I'm so happy to see this feature and for people to get to know the amazing person she is.
Dennis Thorne
March 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm
Enjoyed the video..thanks....give some thought to NL as a place to set up shop..St. John's is booming and the only men's store has been here for 100 we live on an island, and Harry Rosen is too far away..Cheers Dennis
Andy Glavac
March 8, 2014 at 9:15 am
great story, we always learn from our struggles, good for you that you pushed on, I will have to drop in next time I am in Toronto
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