On Long Island in the 1980s,
Fran had an idea. A very stylish idea.
She didn’t have fashion industry experience at the time— but she did have passion, confidence, and innate talent. So Fran started her very own girls’ clothing line, and shortly after that, Pippa & Julie was born. Fran named the company after two inspiring girls: the optimistic main character of a Robert Browning poem, and her own daughter. Specializing in beautiful, dressed-up knits, Fran had success selling her carefully crafted styles to boutiques across the country.
In 2007, the brand was revived
with new energy, and Fran’s daughter, Julia, joined the business. Over the years, Julia worked her way up to Creative Director, and now Julia and Fran work side by side at Pippa & Julie’s Manhattan headquarters, dreaming up new ways for little ones to express themselves through fashion.
Every one of our pieces is designed here in New York City and influenced by our hometown, from the iconic sophistication of Park Avenue to the boho chic vibes of Greenwich Village. Vintage inspiration plays a big role in our designs, too. So many of our silhouettes, fabrics, and details are influenced by fashion’s past, reimagined in ways that make every piece truly modern.
After all, Pippa & Julie has a big sense of style
—plus a big sense of adventure. We think having both is the key to clothing that’s really unique. Our clothes are for kids of every shape and size, who want to express themselves boldly. Kids who are curious about the world around them, and who can’t wait to explore it. Clothes for kids to have fun in, with carefully considered details to admire. In fact, most of our clothing is easily washable at home, so you can always encourage your little ones to get out there and play, even in our fanciest dresses.
At Pippa & Julie, we create fashion for all little ones who want to feel beautiful—no matter their gender identity. Our styles are made for for little girls, little boys, gender nonconforming children and transgender children alike. All children deserve to be themselves, and we aim to create clothing to help them do just that.