Chaiken Clothing in Focus


Cutting edge designs, and fashion forward styling define the look of Chaiken. The line embodies the essence of American sportswear, combined with a fresh, modern perspective. Chaiken takes wardrobe essentials and creates a current, versatile look.

Julie Chaiken launched her company in 1994, with a passion for creating clothing that celebrates the lifestyle of the modern woman. Originally known for its excellent fitting pants, Chaiken has expanded into a lifestyle concept that now includes maternity, and swimwear, which launched in 2000 and 2004 respectively. Chaiken shows seasonally in the Bryant Park tents during New York fashion week, and has done so ever since its debut in 1999.

Chaiken clothing is featured regularly in the top women’s publications including Vogue, InStyle, Elle, W, Glamour, Marie Claire, and Lucky and is also seen on various television shows such as “The O.C.”, “Law & Order”, and “Crossing Jordan”, among others. Chaiken counts some of Hollywood’s most highly regarded actors among its devoted clientele including Jennifer Connelly, Mary-Louise Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Julianna Margulies, Salma Hayek, Kyra Sedgwick, Julia Stiles, Katie Holmes, and Evan Rachel Wood.

Since its launch in 1994 as a clothing company, Chaiken has evolved into a lifestyle collection targeting the sophisticated, urban workingwoman. Chaiken is carried in major department stores including Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdale’s, and is also sold in over 200 specialty stores and boutiques nationally and internationally.