You may not know it yet, but Phoenix is home to one of the coolest lingerie and Halloween costume businesses in the world — Yandy.com, an exclusively online reseller of more than 50 brands of sexy skivvies and costumes. The company started back in 2005, when brothers Chad and Evan Horstman started selling lingerie out of their garage and has now doubled in business every year, taking up residence currently in a 35,000-square foot warehouse. Though Horstman initially started Yandy.com because he saw potential because of web searches for lingerie, he now designs most of the brand’s original costumes, which range from everything from sexy watermelons to furry foxes. Read on for how he got in this titillating business, as well as to hear five reasons why the 34-year-old Northport, N.Y. native loves living in the Valley.
What brought you to Arizona?
My parents. My mom decided to go back to school to become a doctor, and we moved around a little bit and moved here sophomore year of high school. I went to Saguaro High School and spent a year in St. Lucia while my mom was in medical school. I have a Computer Information Systems degree from Arizona State University. Continue reading