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How I Did It: A Corporate Dropout Who Turned Debt Into a $60 Million Fashion Empire

(In a new series, How I Did It, FN profiles successful footwear and fashion players — from entrepreneurs to designers to top executives at major brands — and reveals how they carved their path into the industry.)
Jane Lu isn’t your average CEO.
And despite what her Instagram handle, the Lazy CEO, suggests — she’s hardly a rest-on-her-laurels one either.
The 32-year-old — who was born in Beijing but immigrated to Syndey, Australia — has managed to grow an online fashion site she started in her parents’ garage into a $60-million-and-counting online empire. (The business is clocking year over year growth of 100 percent.)
In just eight years, Aussie-born Showpo has expanded from an e-commerce site selling trendy apparel to a mega e-tailer of footwear, workwear, activewear, beauty and other accessories. And, although it’s catered to U.S. consumers from the start — it has a distribution center in Carson, Calif. — the site now counts Americans as 30 percent of its shopper base.
But the rise hasn’t been without challenges.
Lu initially threw her self into debt when she ditched the security of a cushy accounting job at EY to launch a fashion pop-up business with a friend that bailed on her in a matter of

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