Nancy Youssef

Nancy Youssef

Curves with Purpose. A (humble) Journey

Nancy Youssef is founder and President of Curves with Purpose. She embarked on this journey decades before conception. As a students at Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Nancy saw her own family and friends struggle to find great, quality clothes that fit their shape. She knew then there was a dire need in the marketplace. The journey inspired her to create Curves with Purpose, a fashipn community ascending the movement of shape diversity, curating global brands for women sizes up to 3x, utilizing online fit tool to ease the online shopping experience and providing size and styling recommendation. Fundamentally true to our foundation, we continue to support our charitable organizations in an effort to help disrupt the cycle of poverty.

Nancy has served since 2015 as senior vice president, international business development for Canton, MA-based Destination XL group, the largest omni-channel specialty retailer of big and tall men's apparel. Prior to joining Destination XL, Youssef was president, international business development since 2009 for NYSE-listed Genesco, Inc., where she was responsible for growing the footwear and apparel retailer's portfolio of brands outside the U.S. In this role, she successfully directed the entry of the Fortune 1000 company into more that two dozen countries around the world. Prior to that, she served as senior brand manager for interactive multichannel retailer HSN, Inc. and has also led business development for fashion apparel and accessories importer and distributor SAS-Egypt. Youssef earned her B.S. in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University with focuses in Accounting, French & International Studies. Nancy has also completed Internationals Fashion Design studies at the Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy, which gave her an opportunity to become fluent in her fifth language, adding Italian to Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.

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