Carlisle Collection

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CARLISLE is a U.S. fashion design company founded in 1981 by William Rondina, to offer luxurious clothing and accessories for women by private appointment. CARLISLE's team of over 1,000 professional Stylists across the country work with clients to create the perfect looks using the company's 4 annual curated collections, offering consultations in person, over the phone, via text or by email. The flagship penthouse showroom[1] near Fifth Avenue on 52nd Street is a Versailles-like setting in which clients are treated to the platinum consulting services of a professional stylist.

CARLISLE markets three labels that include CARLISLE Collection, CARLISLE New York and Per Se by CARLISLE. The company is owned by the Royal Spirit Group[2], a leading supplier of luxury and lifestyle apparel brands with a platinum-rated green factory in Vietnam[3].

History[edit]

CARLISLE was founded in 1981 with a unique yet simple direct sales business model, enlisting women around the country to run their own styling businesses and sell sophisticated and elegant fashions to their network of friends. CARLISLE is sold in private appointments across the country and online through the company’s e-commerce site which launched in 2017.

Dedicated to designing exceptional clothing for outstanding women, CARLISLE collections have garnered such high-profile executive clientele[4] as Mackenzie Bezos, Nikki Haley, Marianne Lake, Michelle Heary, and Amy Schecter. CARLISLE collections have been worn by A-list celebrities, including Malin Akerman and Hilary Rhoda.

In 2015, Hong Kong’s Royal Spirit Group acquired CARLISLE from founding parent company, The Connaught Group[5].

Italian born designer Fred Tutino, joined CARLISLE as Creative Director in 2017. Tutino, most recently Creative Director at Elie Tahari, had been a stylist for W Magazine, Design Director at Zara and the favorite personal designer for Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Sandra Bullock. He has also won the Prix De La Mode from Marie Claire.

CARLISLE made its highly-anticipated[6] runway debut at NYFW in February 2018[7][8], featuring its Fall 2018 collection designed by Fred Tutino and styled by celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger.


Store Locations[edit]

CARLISLE opened its first full-price retail boutique in March 2018 at 67 East Oak Street in Chicago.

There are showrooms in New York, NY, Greenwich, CT, Dallas, TX and Houston, TX.

CARLISLE operates 6 outlet locations in Wrentham, MA, Livermore, CA, Sawgrass, FL, Clarksburg, MD, New York, NY and Las Vegas, NV.

Charity[edit]

On an annual basis, the CARLISLE design team creates a unique Fabric of Hope™ silk scarf that benefits a designated charity. Past recipients have included the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Fund[9][10]. Since 1998, CARLISLE's annual scarf program has raised over $2.5 million.

Executive Team[edit]

David Rosenberg is the Chief Executive Officer of Carlisle Etcetera, LLC. He precedes former CEO Terrence Moorehead.[11]

Caden Stobart, formerly of Gucci Group, is the Chief Marketing Officer of Carlisle Etcetera, LLC[12] where she is responsible for revamping the company's consumer facing assets, strengthening branding and increasing distribution to drive sales growth.

Fred Tutino is the Creative Director, overseeing design teams for CARLISLE and creating four collections annually.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlisle. "CARLISLE". www.carlislecollection.com. Retrieved 2018-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Royal Spirit Group Acquires Remaining 50% of Carlisle Etcetera LLC". PRWeb. Retrieved 2018-06-05. 
  3. ^ Greenstein, Tracey (2018-05-07). "DBW Sets Sights on Sustainability Leadership Via Textile Production in Vietnam". WWD. Retrieved 2018-06-05. 
  4. ^ "Designer flaunts high-powered execs at first fashion show". New York Post. 2018-02-18. Retrieved 2018-06-05. 
  5. ^ "Royal Spirit Group Acquires Remaining 50% of Carlisle Etcetera LLC". PRWeb. Retrieved 2018-06-05. 
  6. ^ "Meet the Designers Showing at NYFW for the First Time This Season". Fashionista. Retrieved 2018-06-05. 
  7. ^ Young, Vicki M. (2017-12-26). "Direct-to-Consumer Brand Carlisle to Show at NYFW". WWD. Retrieved 2018-06-05. 
  8. ^ "Carlisle's First NYFW Show Channels Classic Chic". Trend Prive Magazine. 2018-02-21. Retrieved 2018-06-05. 
  9. ^ "Carlisle Unveils its 2010 'Fabric of Hope' Scarf - Accessories Magazine". Accessories Magazine. 2010-09-08. Retrieved 2018-06-05. 
  10. ^ "Fabric of Hope". New York Social Diary. 2010-09-17. Retrieved 2018-06-05. 
  11. ^ LLC, Carlisle Etcetera. "Luxury Women's Apparel Leader, Carlisle Etcetera, Announces New Chief". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2018-06-05. 
  12. ^ Young, Vicki M. (2016-01-25). "Caden Stobart Named Carlisle Etcetera Chief Marketing Officer". WWD. Retrieved 2018-06-05. 
  13. ^ Young, Vicki M. (2017-01-11). "Fred Tutino Named Creative Director at Carlisle Etcetera". WWD. Retrieved 2018-06-05. 

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