×

Nasty Gal's Amoruso: Never meant to make an empire

When Sophia Amoruso started selling clothes on eBay nearly a decade ago, she did not call herself a CEO. The effort she started has become Nasty Gal, a fashion retailer that has previously cracked $100 million in sales.

"It wasn't my intention to start an online retail empire," she said Tuesday on CNBC's "Closing Bell."

Read MoreAnalyst warns of retail gamechanger

Amoruso, now 31, tells the company's story in her book "#GIRLBOSS," which was released in paperback on Tuesday. Amoruso, who actress Anne Hathaway shadowed for the recently released film "The Intern," stepped down as Nasty Gal's CEO this year but remains active in the company.