In 2008, Founder and Creative Director, Trish Wescoat Pound, sought out to build a fashion house that is the articulation of a global nomad’s mindset and lifestyle. Believing that the Haute Hippie woman is eclectic, chic, and well-traveled, her goal was to create a brand and a line of clothing that was not only edgy and sophisticated, but also practical, versatile, and instantly wearable.
The company launched with five employees and operated out of Wescoat Pound’s one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. Now, just four years later, the company has grown to over 50 employees, moved into an office in Manhattan’s Garment District, and has launched its second brand, Haute Hoodie, based on chic and classic comfort.
Haute Hippie’s retail presence is expanding rapidly. Currently, the brand has opened three boutiques in New York--in Soho, Madison Avenue, and East Hampton. Additionally, the collections are sold in over 300 stores across the United States worldwide.
Although Haute Hippie has expanded, high standards and attention to detail still hold true in every article of clothing. "I am committed to maintaining a non-corporate environment that is collaborative, inspiring, and inspired. That’s part of the reason we listen to rock and country music in the office and have dogs sleeping at our feet."