Kathy Kemp

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Kathy Kemp (born August 15, 1964) is an American women's clothing designer and owner of Anna Store in the East Village neighborhood of New York City. A Pennsylvania native, she moved to New York in 1995 to start her company.[1] Her background in anthropology and years of watching people try on clothes have afforded her an expert eye for what her customers want.[2] She is best known for her "edgy dresses with a girlish bent,"[3] and her blouses, which won the Village Voice Best of New York award for Best Blouses in 2001.[4] She has been called "Gen Y's Diane von Fürstenberg,"[5] creating wearable and flattering pieces at affordable prices.[6] She was one of the first designers to utilize local independent contractors to produce small runs weekly, keeping her customers happy with new styles while maintaining a minimal carbon footprint.[7]


  1. ^ "ANNA Bio". 
  2. ^ New York Magazine, February 19, 2001
  3. ^ Lucky Magazine, February 2001
  4. ^ "Best Blouses 2001, The Village Voice Best of Award". 
  5. ^ Time Out New York, August 21–28, 2003 issue
  6. ^ La Ferla, Ruth (November 16, 2006). "The Dress Shops, The New York Times, November 16, 2006". 
  7. ^ Time Out New York, August 21–28, 2003 issue

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