GIRLSENSE.COM – A POSITIVE PLACE FOR TWEEN AND TEEN GIRLSFrom creating virtual fashion boutiques with “E-Boutique,” to
designing a unique line of clothing, over 11.8 million members have
become inspired, creating their own experience on the site.(WILMINGTON, DE) January 2008 – What started off as an educational
website for young children has evolved into
<http://www.girlsense.com/>www.GirlSense.com, one of the largest
online communities for tween and teen girls and other budding
entrepreneurs, to create fashion while learning about design,
marketing, economics and social marketing.
Most importantly to its creator, it’s a place where girls build
self-esteem while interacting in a safe, virtual community. “We
wanted a site that would be a positive influence and inspire girls to
inspire others, nurture their creativity, and encourage mastering new
skills by providing them with the tools and technology to express
their ingenuity,” says Cathy Glazer, creator and CEO. But even
Glazer did not imagine how creative members would become using the
site’s expansive, interactive features.
At the heart of GirlSense.com is an online fashion community where
girls can design their own line of clothing, create and advertise
their own ‘E-boutique’, including designing and scheduling actual
banner ads for their boutique that run periodically across the site,
“shop” other boutiques, and collaborate with real designers that
offer their fashions via their own virtual boutiques to GirlSense.com
GirlSense.com also brings out the entrepreneurial spirit by
incorporating a number of free market principles. Members buy and
sell clothing to each other from their e-boutiques and run virtual
businesses. The members “purchase” clothing from each other using
virtual g-cents money, (no actual dollar value). Each boutique is
designed by a member as are the virtual fashions that are on
display. Once users have created their fashion line, they can save
them in their online boutique and share them with their friends via
e-mail. Additionally, members can set a price for each of their
designs that will appear in their e-boutique for others to purchase,
or just display. Popular fashions are purchased frequently lining
the designer’s piggy bank with lots of g-cents to shop at other
It’s left up to each member how involved they choose to be with
design and commerce. Members can receive actual business reports
from the site about their virtual traffic sales. For those more
interested in the design process itself, young designers are
delighted with numerous fabrics (patterns) available to design their
clothes using the “Cut Out” feature and a virtually limitless color
In addition to its focus on fashions, there are numerous other
activities on GirlSense.com, for example members can create polls
that are posted on the site and responses are collected from other
girls all over the world or create comic strips and “haute” graffiti
using Graffiti Board software.
“GirlSense rocks because it gives girls (or boys) a chance to express
their creativity in fashion, designs and interior/exterior designing.
It also gives us a good business experience and is really inspiring,”
one member commented online recently. “That is what the site is all
about,” says Glazer. By the response from over 11.8 million members
around the world and growing, it looks like they succeeded in
capturing the joy of creativity.
StarNet Interactive produces GirlSense and strives to provide members
with on-line experiences that are safe, unique, innovative and fun.
GirlSense is COPPA compliant
compliance) requiring site operators to maintain the confidentiality,
security and integrity of all members’ personal information
12-years-old or younger. .