Some may say that September is a month of switching gears. This is certainly true for us. Instead of dreaming of sunny days at the beach, we have apple-picking, fall-scented candles, football and Frye boots on the brain.
I mean, how could we not be excited for this transitional month, especially when we have so much exciting stuff planned for Bliss - it involves “fall makeovers” for both our stores (think cashmere sweaters, plush corduroys and wool scarves!), a NYC buying trip, and our first-ever trunkshow with Citizens of Humanity! We’re thrilled (and you should be too), particularly since there will be free giveaways, denim raffles, mountain-high piles of jeans, and our COH sales rep will be in town.
Meet Deena, our super helpful & knowledgeable sales rep from COH. Trust us, she knows her denim! That said, keep reading to find out more about her career at COH, details on her (denim) wardrobe, and other secrets - all pertaining to denim:
First of all, thanks for taking the time to do this Q&A blog with us. For our readers who aren’t as familiar with Citizens of Humanity as we are, can you tell them a little about the company?
Here’s a little history about the brand & our founder, Jerome Dahan. It’s pretty interesting stuff:
Parisian-born Jerome Dahan founded Citizens of Humanity in 2003, but his passion and experience in denim started long before then. In 1981, he discovered his talent for design & took a job with Guess Jeans - a job that would forever change his life. At Guess, he felt like something was missing & made it his goal to one day recreate the market for the next generation of jean wearers; he had a plan for the future of denim.
In 1999, Dahan conceived the idea that became 7 for All Mankind - a brand that would change the industry like only a few brands ever have. Dahan introduced new fits, new denim fabrics, new washes and new finishing techniques (which included Dahan’s signature vintage center crease line that made both a flare and boot leg look slim & sophisticated).
After leaving 7 for All Mankind in 2002, Dahan took the opportunity to fully bring his vision to life with a new brand - Citizens of Humanity! Dahan set his company up for success by bringing in a skilled team & joining forces with his long-time mentor Adriano Goldschmeid (in 2007). Today, he takes great pride in being a brand that is not only about craftsmanship & quality, but also about people and creating a culture that focuses on creativity & inspiration. Made in the U.S., COH jeans have truly changed the denim world with their cutting-edge details, supreme comfort and perfect fit.
“We are all Citizens of Humanity.” - Jerome Dahan
How long have you worked for COH?
I have worked for COH for the past 9 months; however, I had been the showroom fit model for over 2 years and an avid promoter of the brand before that. I still have my first pair of Citizens I bought back in 2007!