We're a black owned luxury women's wear brand based in NYC.
With original designs and premium quality fabrics and materials were able to create attainable, opulent pieces that women want to experience their lives in.
We, here at Signed e. are committed to bettering our community--locally and on a global scale by reducing our carbon footprint.
Every season, we donate clothing from our past collection to several organizations, churches and shelters here in NYC to help those in need. We've also partnered with a textile reuse company to recycle our fabric and raw material waste.
It's apart of our mission here at Signed e. to preserve our planet and pay it forward in our communities.
“Fashion is Art; Dare to Express Yourself.”
-Erica, owner and designer
My name is Erica and I am the owner and designer of Signed e. I’ve always had a love for fashion. My earliest memories of anything fashion related were helping my aunt fabric source for outfits she’d make for her daughter or herself. She would take me with her to Jo-Ann’s(an arts and crafts store) to buy materials. We’d go home and I’d help her cut out the patterns and she’d sew them together. I’d watch as the fabric we purchased hours prior turn into her daughters dress for the school dance or an outfit for the weekend bbq. I learned so much about fashion from an early age. However my pursuits in fashion were halted, dramatically. Growing up, my family and I lived paycheck to paycheck barely having money for anything besides bills, food and other essentials. Not knowing it at the time, I began to build the foundation of my business I have today. You see, I couldn’t get my hands on the fabric or the materials I needed to create like my aunt but I did have paper and colored pencils. I started sketching designs I wanted to create. Original pieces I didn't seeing on the runway or in magazines. I began writing down all of my ideas. Back then my only thought was MONEY! I needed the money to buy the fabric to make the designs I sketched and BOOM; I’ll make it as a fashion designer. Little did I know, that’s NOT entirely how it works. You do need money but you also need a business plan, do you want to be an LLC or an S-Corp, social media marketing strategies, a team and let’s not get started on paying TAXES. I took what I learned in school and applied it with the hands on experience I received working with fashion stylists and editorial photographers--this blended insight helped me to build the fundamentals of what I wanted Signed e. to become. In March of 2018, I took a leap of faith and launched Signed e. Initially Signed e. was consignment jewelry and clothing company. Within a months time I was able to transition from consignment to full fledge online clothing retailer. Over the last few years Signed e. has undergone several improvements, minor setbacks and upgrades that help aid us in meeting all of your fashion needs.
A few of our core values are to create original designs, use ethically sourced materials and provide stellar customer service while minimizing our fashion waste.
At the core of who we are here at Signed e. is integrity. We believe it is possible to be a brand who values and respects its community; locally and globally.
Luxury Garments; Opulent Experiences.