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Fashionably Late

After years of searching for expansion capital, this fashion designer has realized that it was just a matter of style.

This story appears in the September 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

She's outfitted Brooke Shields and the cast of Friends. You'd think Paula Hian, whose clothing line is sold at Nordstrom, would have no problem finding expansion capital.

But that surprisingly isn't so. "The fashion industry is a risky business," explains Hian.

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