Shein IPO Is In the Works: What You Need to Know

Fast-fashion retailer Shein is reportedly preparing to go public, but its IPO is facing several hurdles.

People holding white Shein shopping bags outside of Shein store popup in Madrid
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The initial public offering (IPO) world is buzzing on news Singapore-based fast-fashion retailer Shein has filed confidential paperwork to go public in the U.S. While details are sparse, reports suggest that the company could see its stock start trading as soon as 2024. 

Shein was founded in China in 2012 and has quickly become a hot-spot for cheap fashion. The e-commerce company moved its headquarters to Singapore in late 2021, with media reports speculating this was done to bypass China's stringent rules on overseas listings. 

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.