Born outside of Hartford, Connecticut, Rachel Comey attended the University of Vermont as an art major. After college, Comey moved to New York City to further pursue opportunities in the arts. Her earliest efforts in fashion came as costume designer for bands in the downtown music scene, earning her a place in the 2001 Whitney Biennial.
Her collections are known for artful custom textiles, graceful modern silhouettes, and covetable footwear.
The brand appeals to the intelligence and independence of her customers, who appreciate locally produced garments, thoughtful hand crafted details and an offbeat charm. All woven garments are made in Manhattan, while knitwear and footwear is made in Peru. The collection is stocked in many of the world's finest boutiques and department stores.
Comey splits her time between NYC and her converted- laundromat home on Long Island's North Fork.