ABOUT COOPER & ELLA
cooper & ella stemmed from my desire to find the perfect ‘date blouse.’ As simple a task as it may sound, I never was able to quite find what I was looking for (even after spending nearly two decades working within the fashion industry) —surely I wasn’t the only one searching!
Together, with my business partner, Susan Correa, a seasoned production expert with over 25 years’ experience, the cooper & ella brand was born. Named after my two children (son, Cooper and daughter, Ella), we launched in Spring of 2013 with a focused capsule collection of women’s blouses; each style representing all I had been in search of for all those years - memorable, flattering pieces, truly special and versatile in design, yet affordable in price. In spring 2015, our collection expanded to include dresses.
Today, the ever-growing collection is available here, at cooperandella.com and at over 250 department and specialty stores worldwide. I create for the woman who, like me, is doing it all and wants to look good while doing it. From desk to dinner, day to night, lacrosse field to ballet recital; cooper & ella is for today’s modern woman. I’m blessed to love what I’m doing each day and to have the opportunity to share my collection with you.
With the launch of cooper & ella, Susan and I realized that with this came a real responsibility to make a difference. We promised ourselves that we’d be a company that not only offers a great product, but would make a difference while doing so. In establishing our many wonderful partners and brand friendships in India, we learned of the amazing work being done by the HOPE Foundation School in Bangalore. We found ourselves in awe of the dedicated children and their passionate teachers, and realized that in providing a meal (a meal that may be the only one had all day) we at cooper & ella could help to provide so much more than that: a future.
In 2014, we proudly launched Empower, an initiative in partnership with the Hope Foundation School devoted to the empowerment of children, from cradle to career. With each and every cooper & ella item purchased, we will provide one hot nutritious meal to a child in need.
This is just the beginning for cooper & ella and Empower and we couldn’t be more excited...