After having dozens of bad experiences with sticky bras, and hearing the same from other women, Rosie Mangiarotti wanted to create a product that solved a genuine, if underrated problem.
The end result? Perkies, the only sticky bra on the market with replaceable adhesives.
Originally from Locust Valley, NY, Rosie was first interested in entrepreneurship in high school and continued during her studies at Brown University, ultimately graduating in 2018.
As the founder and CEO of Perkies, Rosie wears all hats as she works to put her vision in the hands of women everywhere. She has been able to work on pitch decks, create and test the product, garner customer feedback, and develop the company’s branding, all while making sure that Perkies consumers have the freedom to wear what they want.
“Women should be able to buy any outfit,” she said, “and not base it on whether or not they have a bra that works with it.”
Rosie has loved learning throughout the process and is immensely proud of the team she works with. Firmly believing that “it’s not the destination, but the journey,” she endeavors to create a bubbly brand centered on positivity and noticing the good around us.
Rosie incorporates the Perkies’ values into her own life, starting her mornings with workouts and healthy breakfasts; she particularly enjoys ginger and lemon teas. Her best advice? “Don't take advice from someone you don't want to be.”