About Nora Gardner

I started my career in Investment Banking in New York City. When I received my first promotion, I wanted to revamp my wardrobe to reflect my new position but I couldn't find any styles that met my needs. Everything I found was either still too expensive for me, too revealing, too cheap, or too old fashioned. I wanted to look powerful, professional, and successful. The fact that I could not dress this way was frustrating, so I began to have my own clothes custom made. Soon my colleagues asked where they could buy my clothes and after being asked enough times, I decided to launch my own label. The rest is history.

I made the decision to leave my first career because I felt passionate about helping women feel empowered at work. My mission was, and still is, taking the stress out of getting dressed for work, and replacing that stress with a feeling of confidence.

Now I am pleased to expand our collection to both men and women working in many industries via our uniform business. We have doubled down on our commitment to sustainability by not only near-shoring and building long lasting products, but also now utilizing recycled materials to do our part to decrease the carbon footprint of the fashion industry.


Our Story

  • Brand launches with seven pieces in a 200 sq-ft pop-up shop on Lexington Avenue in NYC
  • Wholesale collection launches at Coterie in NYC
  • Brand expands to sell to specialty stores both across the US and
  • Company opens first brick and mortar store on 47th and Lexington in NYC
  • Company awarded First Prize at The Refinery CT Demo Day for “Best Pitch”
  • Completes first capital raise with institutional investors to expand the brand
  • Brand launches 50+ new styles; brand expands to jackets, pants and accessories
  • New best of class e-commerce website launched
  • Company opens new flagship store on 58th and Madison Avenue in NYC
  • Founder awarded Georgetown University’s Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Brand opens brick and mortar store on Newbury Street in Boston
  • Collection expands to 200+ styles and launches partnerships to sell shoes, bags and skincare
  • Brand enters FIT Design Entrepreneurship competition and wins; brand is featured in WWD
  • Company accepted into Tory Burch Fellowship
  • Retail stores shutter due to COVID-19 Pandemic; NYC factories close for one
  • Brand leases a factory in New Jersey and manufactures PPE to save the company
  • Company donates 50,000 masks to frontline workers and others in need
  • Company experiments with zoom-styling service and resale business online
  • Companylaunches new state-of-the art website, designed to replicate the in-store shopping experience
  • Company reopens showroom in the Garment District for private appointments
  • Company launches Bespoke Uniform business and inks first contracts with hotels and airlines


Our products have been refined over 10+ years and have been engineered to last a lifetime with proper care.

Our core suiting collection, crafted from luxurious but highly durable, stretch crepe, can be mixed and matched easily with items in the collection for endless versatility. Ideal for the busy traveler who needs to look put together in an instant, our collection will support your rise to the top.

We produce the majority of our garments in the USA, which allows us to be fast and nimble. Pre-orders allow us to produce only what we need, and to not contribute to the fashion cycle of over-producing and waste.


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