Emily Hosie, Founder
Rebelstork is founded and led by millennial mom, Emily Hosie, who has a track record of effecting industry-shifting growth and success in the retail space. She began her career as the Women’s Trend Buyer at Holt Renfrew and moved onto becoming the Senior Buyer in Women’s Contemporary at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC. While there, the opportunity to learn the Off Price business model presented itself and Emily played a very prominent role in the growth of Saks Off Fifth across North America and online. She held multiple progressive roles, including Vice President/DMM of Women’s Contemporary, as well as Vice President/DMM of Ladies Product Development. After six years, Emily moved back to her home city of Toronto to join the Canadian Division of the TJX Companies (Winners, Marshalls, Homesense), where she served as a Vice President of Merchandising.
After becoming a mother herself, Emily recognized a huge void in a baby retail market ripe for innovation, and an industry in need of reengineering. She envisioned a hassle-free way to buy and sell baby gear from the most valuable perspective in the room – a new mom. She set out on a mission to create the solution she was looking for herself. In just three short years, Emily has brought her vision to life of helping families, brands and retailers alike participate in the resale economy safely, easily and transparently — keeping quality gear out of landfills and instead in the homes of conscious consumers.