Fashion designer, New York native, Ashtanga yoga enthusiast, wife, and mother Stacey Bendet founded alice + olivia in 2002 with a quest to create the perfect pair of pants. She has since ushered the brand into the international retail spotlight with almost 25 free-standing stores throughout the globe, an ecommerce site at and presence in 800 of the finest department and specialty stores throughout the world. alice + olivia has earned a substantial presence on social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Stacey has expanded alice + olivia into a full lifestyle brand to include evening wear, career, footwear and accessories, in addition to the a+o signature collection — all clear expressions of her love of vintage and all things feminine. Seeking to provide today’s style maven with options for everyday and every occasion, Stacey cultivates her collections with the perfect mix of ornamented fabrics, whimsical prints and ultra-flattering fits.