Spencer Antle (born March 7, 1971) is an American fashion designer and founder of the Island Company lifestyle clothing brand. Antle is the CEO, Creative Director of Island Company, and also its designer, photographer and advertiser.
Antle led Island Company to be nominated for Inc. Magazine's Top 500/500 fastest Growing Companies In America 4 years in a row for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
After studying Creative Writing at the University of Miami, Antle started his film career in LA as a screenwriter and award-winning television commercial director. He has won many awards including: Telly Award, Association of Independent Commercial Producers awards, CINE Eagle Awards and ADDY Awards. Antle started the brand Island Company out of his car, selling bikinis store-to-store across the US. His company is now a top supplier of high-end apparel to resort destination markets.
Born in Hawaii as his father was serving on a US Navy submarine, Spencer Antle was schooled in prep schools in the United Kingdom, high school in Wayland, Massachusetts and studied Creative Writing at University of Miami. He then embarked on a film career in Los Angeles as a screenwriter and award-winning television commercial director, winning multiple Telly Award, Association of Independent Commercial Producers awards, CINE Eagle Awards, ADDY Awards for various commercials and is a member of the Directors Guild of America.
Antle started the lifestyle brand Island Company out of his car selling bikinis store-to-store across the United States after his then-girlfriend couldn't find a bikini they both liked. Island Company is now a top supplier of high-end apparel to the resort destination market and has been named Inc. (magazine) Top 500/500 Fastest Growing Companies three years in a row since 2008. A feat no other fashion company has achieved, and one of only 8 companies in all markets within Florida.
By 2008, the Island company had grown to 400 wholesale accounts. When the Great Recession came, he was forced to make a decision to try and rescue the growth the company had achieved before sales started slipping. In a retail climate where retailers were closing locations in large scale across the globe, Antle decided to open Island Company's first store in the height of economic dismay in November 2008, against the advice of many advisors who considered it business suicide. Island Company opened two stores in 2008 and 2009, the first in Palm Beach on Worth Avenue, the second in Nantucket. With the success of the first two locations, Antle opened additional locations in Naples, Florida, Martha's Vineyard, and in the Cayman Islands
In March, 2013 Antle launched Island Company's first concept store; Escape Travel Live at Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas. That same month Antle won the 2012-2013 "Best Of Broadcast" ADDY Awards for his film direction of the Island Company commercial; "Never Return".
In April, 2013 Antle was awarded the "Entrepreneurial Spirit" Award from the Palm Beach Chamber Of Commerce for his work in bringing Island Company's store to Worth Avenue.
He lives in West Palm Beach, Florida where Island Company is headquartered. He is a seaplane pilot and PADI Master Instructor.