Rachel Comey (b.1972) is an American fashion designer and creator of the eponymous New York based label. The brand, which started as menswear, grew out of the downtown arts scene of New York in the early 2000s. Her collections became known for artful custom textiles, graceful modern silhouettes, and covetable footwear. Her work is said to be designed for real women, like herself, with strong opinions, big aspirations, and a view to the world that is at once radical and romantic.
The women's collection quickly took off and developed its own grassroots following as well as notable customers Michelle Williams, Maggie Gyllenhall, Cindy Sherman, and Parker Posey. In 2012, Comey launched an e-commerce shop and in June 2014 opened her flagship brick and mortar store in Soho, New York. In the Summer of 2016, Comey made moves West, and opened the doors to her 2nd brick and mortar store in Los Angeles, California.
Comey is a member of the CFDA, and splits her time between NYC and her home in Upstate New York with her partner and their two children.