We started Dobbin with a simple idea: a line of fashionable staples, tailored to fit and flatter, using the best Italian fabrics, and manufactured here in the USA. We also knew we wanted to keep prices under $200 without sacrificing quality, so we set out to sell exclusively online, where we could cut out the middle-man and pass the savings to our customers.
The two of us - Jessica Gold Newman and Catherine Doyle - met at Liz Lange Maternity in 2003, where we headed the company's marketing and fashion design, respectively. We bonded quickly over our mutual love of art and literature, vintage fashion, and the city of Paris. We've been friends ever since.
After working at Liz Lange, Jess went on to run a consulting firm for young designers and retailers, and to launch and write a fashion business and history blog. Catherine headed to a major fashion retailer, where she developed a new store concept for them.
Still, we both felt the pull to start a new line from scratch, one that was all the things we wanted out of our own clothing - and what our friends, mothers, colleagues and relatives kept telling us they wanted, too.
Dobbin Spring 2013 builds on what we've learned from our first two sold-out seasons. We've been thrilled by the positive response and the great feedback, and have dedicated ourselves to continually refining our product and customer service.
Welcome to Spring 2013!
Jess and Catherine