Building a Revenge Brand with Boys Lie

Building a Revenge Brand with Boys Lie

Some of Tori Robinson and Leah O'Malley's closest friends thought they would fail. Who's laughing now?

In today's episode of Girlboss Radio, Avery Francis catches up with the founders of Boys Lie. Their cool-girl loungewear broke the internet last summer when Ariana Madix from Vanderpump Rules wore their 1-800-Boys-Lie hoodie, not-so-subtly shading ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval.

Their clothing has been spotted on A-listers like Kylie Jenner, Zendaya, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa and many more—plus they’ve collabed with Forbes, Uber, REVOLVE, Urban Outfitters and PacSun, which solidified Boys Lie as an industry trailblazer. In 2022, the brand achieved a staggering $8 million in revenue.

Tori and Leah met in 2016 when they were both going through breakups with their boyfriends—who happened to be best friends. They formed an unbreakable bond and coined the mantra: “boys lie.”

Today, the Boys Lie founders talk about how much money it *really* takes to start a clothing brand, how other people’s doubts fuelled their success and why it's so important to have a failure runway.

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