Dreamgirl Lingerie Awarded in Southern California Apparel Awards


Dreamgirl Awarded for Best Lingerie

Dreamgirl had the honor of being recognized in 2015 as an award winning company in Los Angeles by the LA Business Journal. The annual Southern California Apparel Awards had many retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers featured, and we're honored to be the best lingerie company on the list of finalists. 

Christopher C. Scharff, our senior level international executive, has a solid track record of business success. With his strong multilingual language and excellent communication skills, Scharff has experience leading and managing staff in a variety of settings and in diverse consumer products and service driven industries. Scharff purchased Lovin' Enterprises, an international manufacturer of Dreamgirl brand lingerie, club wear and costumes in May of 2003. Christopher has completely dedicated his time to upgrading the groups merchandising, product development, quality, and domestic & international sales efforts. Currently, this International apparel groups is on track to increase its sales & profits over ten fold within the six years of acquisition.

Matthew A. Toledo, the president and publisher, had this to say in a letter addressing those mentioned in this years awards:

The world of fashion, garments, apparel manufacturing and style design as a whole is unique in many ways – and here in Los Angeles, where we have some of the most fashion-forward and stylish people in the world, there’s perhaps an even more finely tuned set of rules for success. Welcome to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s second annual Southern California Apparel Awards special supplement, in which we celebrate the outstanding work performed by the remarkable individuals and companies that make up one of the most exciting and dynamic sectors of industry today – the apparel industry! In the following pages we hope to shed additional light on some of the premier examples of companies that make the apparel world tick. Be they retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, makers of denim, couture, activewear, swimwear, footwear, accessories, or innovative methodologies or online applications for getting the latest fashions to the people that seek them, these are the finalists and honorees we singled out for achievement across the full spectrum of this ever-evolving industry. Our celebration of these examples of excellence took place at our 2015 Southern California Apparel Awards event on Thursday, December 8th at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The list of prestige finalists – each an example of excellence in the industry – made it particularly difficult to arrive at the honorees. Nine honorees are announced in this section in different categories – “Public Company of the Year,” “Private Company of the Year,” “Social Responsibility Award,” “Trendsetter Award,” “Supplier of the Year,” “Rising Brand Award,” “Professional Service Provider of the Year,” “Industry Impact Award” and the “Industry Icon Award.” We applaud each of the finalists and honorees – all of whom are described in these pages. It should be noted that each of the finalists and honorees featured in these pages has played a key role, not only in the success of the apparel industry, but in the success of the Los Angeles economy as a whole. So to all the great organizations profiled in this volume we say thank you!

Dreamgirl International is one of the fastest growing costume and lingerie manufacturers in the world with 12 US Sales Representatives nationwide and over 20 International distributors. Renowned for creating innovative new concepts, the company launched industry changing designs such as the Light-Up, Reversible, Versatile, Convertible and the Quick Change costumes for women. In 2004, Dreamgirl introduced its luxurious coffee table look book and evergreen boxed lingerie program the Dreamgirl Diamond Collection, to resounding success.

Dreamgirl expanded into a 93,000 square foot warehouse facility with increased automated fulfillment and shipping capabilities. Improved supply chain management has enabled the company to introduce products more often and ship faster to retailers. Utilizing Dreamgirl’s state-of-the-art B2B online platform, customers can log on 24/7/365 to check real time inventory, track PO’s and place orders. “Our organization continues to execute its business plan across all product categories and in all markets. I am extremely proud of our management, employees, sales representatives, distributors and vendor partners for their dedication and hard work in pursuit of our goals and vision. We are looking forward to an exciting year,” cited Christopher Scharff, CEO of Dreamgirl International.