A new season and a whole new collection of clothing from a new label to grace the racks at L&B: Cooper & Ella.
Cooper & Ella stemmed from co-owner Kara's desire to find the perfect ‘date blouse.’ As simple a task as it may sound, but after spending nearly two decades working within the fashion industry, not luck.
Together with Kara's business partner, Susan, a seasoned production expert with over 25 years’ experience, the Cooper & Ella brand was born. Named after Kara's two children (son, Cooper and daughter, Ella), they launched in Spring of 2013 with a focused capsule collection of women’s blouses; each style representing all she had been in search of for all those years - memorable, flattering pieces, truly special and versatile in design, yet affordable in price.
Today, the ever-growing collection is available at over 250 specialty stores worldwide. They create for the woman who, like themselves, are doing it all and want to look good while doing it. From desk to dinner, day to night, lacrosse field to ballet recital; Cooper & Ella is for today’s modern woman.
With the launch of Cooper & Ella, Susan and Kara realized that with this came a real responsibility to make a difference. They promised themselves that they'd be a company that not only offers a great product, but would make a difference while doing so. In establishing many wonderful partners and brand friendships in India, they learned of the amazing work being done by the HOPE Foundation School in Bangalore. Kara & Susan found themselves in awe of the dedicated children and their passionate teachers, and realized that in providing a meal (a meal that may be the only one had all day) we at Cooper & Ella could help to provide so much more than that: a future.
In 2014, Cooper & Ella proudly launched Empower, an initiative in partnership with the Hope Foundation School devoted to the empowerment of children, from cradle to career. With each and every Cooper & Ella item purchased, they will provide one hot nutritious meal to a child in need.
This is just the beginning for Cooper & Ella and Empower and we couldn’t be more excited. And we here at L&B could be more excited to share in that endeavor! Come in and see all the fantastic new styles for yourself!