Report: Nasty Gal Lays Off 20 Staffers

The layoffs were largely in its technology and public relations departments.
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The layoffs were largely in its technology and public relations departments.
Nasty Gal founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso. Photo: Michael Kovak/GettyImages

Nasty Gal founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso. Photo: Michael Kovak/GettyImages

Nasty Gal has been hitting milestone after milestone over the course of 2014, announcing its intention to open brick-and-mortar storeshiring a new CFO, and then launching swimwear and, last month, denim. But in the midst of that growth, the youthful brand is paring back in one way — that being its staff.

WWD reports that Nasty Gal laid off 20 staffers in its tech and public relations departments last week, the latter as part of a strategic shift to leave more of its PR work to outside agencies. This is the third and largest round of layoffs this year. Back in 2013, Nasty Gal touted its 280-person staff; according to WWD's estimation, the company has at this point let go 10 percent of that employee base over the last year.

A rep for the company did not immediately respond to request for comment.

On a side note, Racked did a little digging after news of the layoffs broke and found some really unflattering employee reviews on Glassdoor, with lots of talk of favoritism, distance between Amoruso and her employees, and exceptionally low morale. Given that Nasty Gal is still hiring in certain departments like retail — it still has to open those offline locations — potential applicants might be interested to take a look.