Young & Able

Mar 30 2014

Young & Able is a New York-based company which focuses on fashion from a variety of emerging designers. As they put it, Young & Able aims to “tell the story behind how and why a product is made and create a community where both designers and consumers can interact at every level”. Pretty interesting.

Young & Able has an array of items on their site, including clothing for both men and women, bags, accessories, personal care products, home decor, and gifts. They also feature spotlights on specific designers, which include articles and even videos. One of their spotlights is currently on Alder New York, which is a label that was started in 2011 by two (very fashionable!) college students, Nina Zilka and David J. Krause.
Nina and David of Alder New York
I love the fact that Young & Able shares not only fashion and a place to shop – but also stories behind the designers. It’s really interesting to read how and why a company was started and exactly who you’re purchasing things from. It makes the shopping experience much more personal – which is a great thing.
Check out some other designer-spotlights here.
I was beyond excited when the Creative Director and Founder of Young & Able, Rosa Ng, sent me an invite to their “Emerging Designer Spring Gathering” event, which is this week at The Carlton Hotel. I can’t wait to meet some designers in person, shop their lines, and take a ton of photos of the event (expect a post about it soon)!
I will definitely share more about this company after the event on Thursday, but in the meantime, feel free to check out their website and find them on Instagram: @youngxable.