Torrid was founded in 2001 as an off-shoot of the company Hot Topic. The company offers plus sized women’s and girl’s clothing between sizes 10 and 30. Torrid formed its own company, Torrid LLC, in 2015.
As of early 2016, the company had more than 400 locations in 36 states, and recently opened a large store in Toronto, Canada. In addition to clothing, the company also offers accessories, such as handbags, intimate apparel, and beauty items.
Torrid is searching for a new model to represent their stores in 2017. In 2016, more than 14,000 women were interviewed and the company has stated that they expect twice that many applicants in 2017. Torrid prefers using customers as models, rather than professional models or actresses.
In July of 2017, the company went public on the NYSE, under the ticker symbol: CURV.