Nicole Miller launched her own womenswear label in 1982.
Miller’s runway collection apparel is sold in more than 1,200 fine specialty retailers across the United States and in Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales stores. She has a network of freestanding Nicole Miller boutiques with locations in New York City/Madison Avenue and Soho, West Hollywood, Chicago, Miami, Tysons Corner, Philadelphia/Center City and Manayunk, Atlanta, Boca Raton, FL, and Livingston, NJ, and on www.nicolemiller.com Products for the home are available exclusively at Bed bath and Beyond.
In the early 1990's, she diversified into bridal gowns and accessories. She also has a a fragrance line.
A line of conversational print ties for men in the 1990s was one of Miller’s best-selling novelty collections. Begun with a ticket printed on a silk tie and sold in a theater gift shop, they were a runaway hit. Stores barely able to keep them on the shelves at the peak of popularity included Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
In August 1999, Nicole Miller entered into a partnership with the Cosmetics firm Metaleuca, and now offers a full line of skincare products.
The core Nicole Miller Collection has expanded to include outerwear, ties, bridalwear, golfwear, accessories, cosmetics and a Bed Bath and Beyond home line. In October 2003, Miller launched a sportswear line, millergirl, and in Spring 2005, Nicole Miller Signature, an "upscale red carpet" collection. Today, the Nicole Miller lines are sold in thirty Nicole Miller Boutiques and upscale retailers.
In 2005 Miller accepted an offer from JCPenney to design an affordable collection under the nicole by Nicole Miller label. The line is one of the earliest examples of a runway designer working with a mass retailer – and notable for its ongoing success.
In an era when many designers work for large corporations, Nicole Miller maintains her independence. She owns her company with Konheim and the firm’s 150 employees. They are one of the few independent fashion design studios operating in New York City today.
A total of 15 Nicole Miller freestanding stores are located in major cities around the United States. Nicole Miller signature, collection and studio apparel and accessories are also available on www.nicolemiller.com, at 1.200 fine specialty stores worldwide and Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales.
Nicole Miller is a fashion designer with a modern, ageless aesthetic. Her silhouettes are artfully draped to achieve a unique body consciousness. Her signature is feminine, sexy and refined.
Miller draws inspiration from a wide range of influences including cinema, contemporary art, mid 20th century architecture and exotic cultures. She is known for elements of whimsy and surprise.
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