Lindsey Berns is a timeless, one-of-a-kind collection for women & children evoking a unique simplicity of style. Easy shapes, beautiful fabrics, artful touches, and a refined sense of style define the brand. Through her designs, Lindsey honors the artful traditions of hand-making, quilting, patchwork, embroidery and appliqué. Lindsey Berns is proudly made in America and sustainably produced with a high level of craftsmanship, and an inherent cherished quality. Collections are always in limited edition ensuring every purchase is a special one.
Since she was a little girl, Lindsey has honed her skills in art and design, as well as intricate sewing techniques that were first taught to her by her Grandmother, a former fashion illustrator and designer. Lindsey received her undergraduate degree in Art History from Northwestern University and a MBA from The NYU Stern School of Business. Her formal education was supplemented as a fashion assistant at New York Magazine, studying French Impressionism in Arles, France, and at internships at Sotheby's and Ralph Lauren.
In 2000 Lindsey launched her first collection consisting of womenswear and handbags. These designs were sold to Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel and Fred Segal, and featured in Women’s Wear Daily, Teen Vogue, Lucky and People Magazine. Her collection also drew the attention of Patricia Field, renown "Sex & The City" & "Emily in Paris" stylist, who awarded Lindsey with the Marshall Field Distinction in Design Award.
Lindsey’s first foray into the children's market was in 2009 after her niece was born. "I was searching for clothing that spoke to my sense of style, something I would wear - just miniaturized! So I sought out to create a look that was beautifully made, comfy to wear & oozing with style." Drawing inspiration from the clothing of her childhood -- artisan patchwork jackets handmade from vintage quilts, well worn blue jean jumpers, and delicately embroidered French linen pinafores - Lindsey launched her namesake collection in 2011.
Perhaps best known today for her Vintage Quilt Jackets, Lindsey launched the unique design in early 2019 before the market had seen anything like it...ultimately landing her in the September Issue of Vogue Magazine.
"My vision is to create a look that is neither in nor out of style -- just classic and timeless. It is my greatest hope that my designs will be enjoyed today and then carefully put away, to be passed down to the next generation."