30 Stories: Urban Girl

30 Stories: Urban Girl

@iurbangirl Story by @thestorieshub

When we were in college, we would see so many products on international shopping websites that we wanted to buy, but we could not because we did not have international credit cards. Then, an idea of an online shop for the Nepali market came to us and Urban Girl was born in 2012.

Our vision is to create a one-stop solution for all online shopping requirements. Having started out by selling fashion jewelry and customized products such as tee-shirts, we have evolved to sell makeup, home decor, electronics, and eventually cakes. 

In 2020, we launched our biggest project to date, UG Bazaar, which is a social e-commerce platform. From being one of the earliest e-commerce startups in Nepal, to now having launched UG Bazaar, it has been an incredible and humbling journey. 

Bio: Nikita Acharya and Kiran Timsina co-founded Urban Girl in 2012 with an initial investment of $200. Today the company employs more than 50 individuals and operates in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The two co-founders were on the Forbes 30 Under 30 – Asia – Retail & Ecommerce 2020 Follow them @iurbangirl

Image credit: Urban Girl Facebook page

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