We started Brass in September 2014 with a small run of 5 dress styles. We were at a point in our lives where we could no longer stomach fast-fashion. Our careers had progressed to a point where we needed to look more professional, more put-together. And, we were becoming increasingly aware of the toll that disposable fashion takes on our planet and people’s lives. We couldn’t afford the $300-400 designer labels you see at Neiman-Marcus, nor did we want to spend that type of money on clothes. We knew we couldn’t be the only women who felt frustrated by the fashion and apparel industry. So, we set out to create a new option. That’s when Brass was born.
Brass is all about making chic easy. Women today are on-the-go. We have an insane number of responsibilities and tasks that we have to take care of every single day. The last thing we want to do is waste time shopping and wondering what to wear. At the same time, we want to look chic and sophisticated. Let’s be honest, ladies. Life hasn’t gotten easier for us in the 21st century. Job, friends, kids, family, staying healthy, looking good. The list f*ing goes on…
At Brass, we want to make one area of our lives easier: getting dressed.
We think long and hard (so you don’t have to) about the foundational pieces every woman needs in her closet. Then, we design the best version of these pieces with attention to fit, fabric, and feminine design. We invite our customers to participate in the process by taking surveys. We encourage women to build a apsule wardrobe, so that you can save time, money, and energy.
We do our best to provide valuable resources via email and on this blog. If you want help starting a capsule wardrobe, you’ll find it here. If you need some inspiration on how to cultivate your personal style, you’ll find that here. If you want to know how to pack light for an upcoming trip, you’ll find it here. If you want to learn more about what it means to be a concious consumer, you’ll find that here. And every once and a while, we’ll share some behind-the-scenes info about what it’s like to run a business. We hope this helps our fellow girlbosses.
This blog is a place to share our collective values: style, substance, and community. We want nothing more than for you to participate, ask questions, and comment. The last thing we want is for this to be another #basicblog.
Hi there, Wow! I love your site and your products. Do you have any plan to start shipping to Canada?
Please let me know,
Hey Jessica – thanks for your interest! We were shipping to Canada and just changed up our fulfillment process. We aim to back online with international shipping in a month or so. If you sign -up for the newsletter you will be notified when this gets back up and running!
Hi! So, I’m new to the Boston area and found a link to your website via Facebook. I LOVE your clothes and plan on placing an order soon. As a full-time professional in the working world, I’m always looking for staple work pieces that can be transitioned outside of work. Your sheath dress looks like it will fit that bill perfectly, among many of your other products. I wondered, have you guys considered doing a pop up storefront somewhere in the city, like say in the financial district of Boston (i.e. where I work)? 🙂 I would much rather go out shopping at a local store that has a boutique feel to it over any of the mega retailers.
Hey Rebekah! It’s so nice to be in touch 🙂 Welcome to Boston! We offer in-person shopping appointments at our office in South Boston. You can get more information about it here: https://bostonstylestudio.splashthat.com/ Looking forward to meeting you soon!
Waiting for shipping to Canada!!
Hi Evelyn! It’s coming soon! Are you signed up for our emails? If so, you’ll be notified as soon as we start shipping to Canada.
Hi, I am a recent graduate from Lasell College in Newton, and am interested in local Boston fashion startups. What made you want to stay based in the Boston area? Do you plan on expanding in the future? Are you hiring?
Hey there Ashleigh. Thanks for the note! We’re originally from this area, and love how innovative and welcoming Boston is to startups. We plan to keep – and grow – our business here. We’re a team of 5 now. We’re not hiring at the moment, but we’ll be sure to let our community know when jobs open up!
Hi, do you ship internationally beyond North America? (i.e., Australia)?