Carlisle | Per Se | Etcetera
A fashion experience by invitation!
Is there a well-dressed woman you know whose clothes whisper “luxury” but, who rarely seems to shop boutiques or fine department stores? She may be among the population of well-heeled — literally and figuratively — women who do not buy clothes in stores, from catalogs or online. These women prefer a quieter, more private shopping experience, so they turn to a personal wardrobe stylist who represents clothing lines that are not available in traditional retail stores, but sold exclusively via seasonal in-home trunk shows. Every spring, summer, fall, and holiday, our Lots of Luxe studio and stylists offer two extraordinary collections of women’s clothing and accessories for the time-starved woman by private appointment only: Carlisle | Per Se and ETCETERA.
Carlisle | Per Se
Savvy Dressing for Women Committed to Excellence
Founded in 1981, Carlisle is a high-end fashion company based in New York City. Carlisle was acquired in 2012 by Tom James Company, the world’s largest manufacturer and retailer of custom men’s clothing, and Royal Spirit Limited, of Hong Kong, Carlisle Etcetera’s largest manufacturer of women’s clothes. In May 2015, Royal Spirit purchased Tom James’s percentage of the company, and now Royal Spirit is the sole owner of Carlisle – ETCETERA. Royal Spirit is a manufacturer for some of the world’s top designers: Tahari, Theory, Vince, and others; therefore, putting Carlisle – ETCETERA in an elite class of fashion. Carlisle produces couture dresses, suits, separates, and accessories with a sense of classic style that is modern yet appropriate for any professional or social occasion. The beautiful, singular designs are a testament to Carlisle’s ongoing commitment to expert, European fabric suppliers, and the industry’s best craftspeople. Since the first privately held trunk show in 1982, Carlisle has become a go-to brand for accomplished women across the nation.
Executives, diplomats, TV personalities, cultural leaders, and other busy women turn to Carlisle for its impeccable design and classic yet modern style. One reason busy women so often turn to Carlisle is for the proven versatility of its lines. Also known as the Carlisle Advantage, our utilitarian design efforts afford women the opportunity to mix and match their separates within and across seasonal looks, creating a one-stop-shopping experience where women can build a beautiful wardrobe that lasts.
The Carlisle management and design teams possess an outstanding fashion pedigree, having gained experience at Christian Dior, Bill Blass, Tahari, Ellen Tracy, and Burberry, among others. Each collection is the result of this collective knowledge—intuitive design sense and a studied understanding of perfect fit and function. Our team focuses on making women look and feel divine.
The Per Se collection was launched in 2005 for a new generation of Carlisle clients. Like the Carlisle Collection, Per Se allows our clients the ability to express their individuality through unique pieces that have the versatility to be worn in a variety of contexts. Now Per Se offers a variation on style – contemporary, fresh, urbane – that gives our clients, even more, options, whether they choose to wear the Per Se line on its own or as an accent to pieces from the Carlisle Collection. Visit Carlisle online here.
Everyday Elegance for Women of Substance and Style
Launched in the year 2000, Etcetera is a division of Carlisle Etcetera, LLC. Etcetera has cultivated a reputation as a chic, everyday lifestyle brand for women on the go by creating exquisite clothing held to couture-level design standards just as its sister collection, Carlisle.
Season after season, Etcetera’s collections are sought after by women who love its confident, creative, and vivacious spirit. Each piece features luxurious styling and is created with meticulous attention to detail. Etcetera clients know they’re wearing something extraordinary: beautiful, singular designs that keep them on fashion’s leading edge.
Regardless of whether you’re seeking out suiting options or desire a more relaxed look, it’s all possible with our Carlisle | Per Se and Etcetera Collections. Classic to unconventional, well-suited separates abound this season, and we can’t wait to show them to you! Carlisle | Per Se and Etcetera are available solely by private appointment at our Lots of Luxe Studio. Browse ETCETERA and Carlisle | Per Se online.
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