When fashion designer Julie Chaiken launched her clothing label Chaiken & Capone in 1994, style insiders everywhere took notice. The brand’s perfectly tailored boot-cut pants offered a refreshingly flattering alternative to the baggy styles popular at the time. Since then Chaiken has expanded her line into a full ready-to-wear collection featuring women’s sportswear, outerwear, maternity clothing, swimwear, and workday essentials like silk blouses and cashmere sweaters. In 2010, she relaunched her San Francisco-based company — staying true to her origins with “rocker skinny” pants and shorts as well as leather skirts, T-shirts and trench coats done up in rich, vibrant hues. Famous devotees of Chaiken’s luxe offerings include Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon, Brooke Shields, and Oprah Winfrey.
Casual or corporate, there’s no compromising an expectant woman’s style with this designer assortment. From Belabumbum, find loungy separates like pants sets and babydolls, while Paige Premium Denim serves up comfy jeans in trend-right cuts and washes. Look for crisp, office-perfect ready-to-wear from Chaiken; soft, feminine pieces from Maternal America; a slew of basic maternity tops from Michael Stars, and more.
Moms-to-be and brand new mothers will find everything they need in this blowout sale. We've got chic, bump-friendly jersey dresses, casual khakis, nursing bras, and more—plus an array of soft and delicately-patterned baby bedding, über-functional diaper bags, and even mini-moccasins specially designed for tiny feet.
Attention ‘Chaiken women!’ (You know who you are.) Fierce devotees to designer Julie Chaiken’s sensuous, modern take on American sportswear are as diverse as they are loyal. City girls, suburban moms, fashion editors, socialites and celebrities alike are hip to the collection’s expertly-designed signature silhouettes (from the famed oh-so-perfect pants to maternity pieces) and have been since the line launched in 1994. Chaiken pins Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon, Brooke Shields and Oprah Winfrey among the lovers of the fashion forward and refreshingly wearable line. An MBA graduate of New York University, CEO, Founder and quintessential California Girl, Julie power plays her business acumen and a passion for classic style to create for the modern woman what she understands so well. She is her customer. An on-the-move Mom, her full-lifestyle ready-to-wear collection spans sportswear, outerwear, maternity, swim and evening options. Poised to take Chaiken in inventive new directions, Julie offers your current fix at retailers across the globe and now, Gilt Groupe.
New and expectant moms have high style in the bag (literally) with Chaiken’s perfectly edited maternity assortment. Roomy, multi-compartment diaper bags read more like chic leather totes, while cowl-neck blouses and obi-banded tunics are cut long and draped elegantly. There are also work-perfect dresses, blazers and stretchy pants, plus baby blankets crafted from soft merino wool.