chicBuds is the audio technology device brand built on the pillars of FASHION and FUNctionality. It embodies the vivacious style and spirit of the co-founders , Kailynn Bowling and Nikki Carlson who recognized the void in the market for personal audio technology created specifically for women with a whimsical,feminine, on-trend fashion aesthetic, excellent quality; all at affordable prices.
chicBuds was launched in 2008 , going against the trend of minimalist utilitarian designed technology, as the first fashion audio brand created for women by women. With the commitment to offer unique products that solve women’s specific needs while appealing to her fashion senses, chicBuds has caught the attention the media being featured in People, InStyle, Marie Claire , Billboard, Today Show to name a few and is growing rapidly with uniquely designed personal speakers and headphones being sold today in hundreds of fine retailers across the USA.
In 2011, chicBuds formed a partnership with innovate partners and re-organized as Fashion Audio LLC. Innovate Partners, IS A premier Private Investment firm which serves emerging growth companies that are positively disruptive and deliver market changing results . Robert Allison, founder and managing partner of Innovate Partners LLC and AN industry veteran with an impressive track record of successfully growing consumer electronics companies is personally leading the investment . In 2012, Cynthia Harriss joined the team bringing extensive experience with high growth iconic consumer brands. Her previous experience included President of Gap NA, President of Disneyland, and SVP at The Disney Stores. The company is now poised and prepared for explosive growth.
Fashion Audio/chicBuds represents the strong goodwill philosophy culture of the founders Nikki and Kailynn; giving back to the community, passionately inspiring and empowering women ,creative innovation,and love of music and fashion.