UR Fancy Shop was founded by Katie Beitzel, Lauren Hansen, and Cole Hansen. 
Katie is our Retail Director and sources all of the vintage pieces in our shop. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2017 with a B.S. in Fashion Business Management and has spent the last 8 years working in International Licensing, Sales, and Merchandising roles for brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and DKNY. Her experience includes being an Account Executive responsible for a portfolio of brands producing $20+ million in revenue as well as managing the distribution of internationally per licensed agreements. Katie has always been passionate about vintage homewares and spends much of her time antiquing along the East Coast. She’s found much success selling her wares at various pop-ups around NYC and will source all of the shop’s vintage goods.

Lauren is the Creative Director and co-owner of Ugly Rugly. She earned her BFA in Fashion Design from California College of the Arts in 2012. She’s worked in the fashion industry for the last decade in various roles ranging from Sewing Specialist, Designer, to Sales Manager. She has over 15 years of sewing experience and more than four years of experience teaching sewing and textile classes. She’s been running her own company, Ugly Rugly with her partner Cole and hand making much of the company’s product for the last 5 years. Ugly Rugly’s products are represented at 22 independent boutiques globally and have worked with companies such as Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, and SSENSE.

Cole is the Operations Director and co-owner of Ugly Rugly. Cole earned his BFA in photography from California College of the Arts in 2012. He has over ten years of experience working in art galleries in almost every facet from management to publications. As the co-owner of Ugly Rugly, he manages all shipping, photography, order processing, and is a master rug tufter. Cole brings his skills and passion as a photographer and teacher in the shop.