When Elie Sullivan first started working on Wall Street, the dress code was bow ties and navy suits – and she said no. Style was important and she wanted to look like herself. Elegant. Chic. Understated. Years later, she was searching for a post-work wardrobe and once again found her choices limited to frumpy, shapeless, theatrical outfits or clothes made for models, not real women. Her friends were equally frustrated and some had given up entirely. Even Susie Herlihy, Elie’s step-daughter and a fashion-lover, couldn’t find classic pieces with just enough twist to pair with jeans for a night out – nothing fit. There was clearly a void.
When Elie and Susie met Charles Warren, a classically trained designer, the three set out to create the solution. Together they launched 2662 New York with the mission to marry real women’s needs with a designer’s eye for detail. Just as they are addressing the fit of a garment, they are also acknowledging the changing climate of fashion today. In keeping with the innovation of their collection, their business model incorporates sustainable, direct to consumer, cut-to-order production in the United States.
Today, the label is a destination for year around pieces, serving as a backdrop to highlight your own signature style.