Founded in 1870 in Paris, J. Mendel is one of the rare luxury brands to remain family-owned. J. Mendel is a fifth-generation luxury brand established on the principles of high quality, style, and craftsmanship. Applying his unique skills and designs, Gilles Mendel evolved the company from a luxury fur atelier to a fully-fledged fashion house with the launch of ready-to-wear in 2002. His penchant for maintaining the highest standards while manipulating luxe fabrics in unexpected ways attracts ultra-stylish women who appreciate exquisitely produced pieces. Collections now run the spectrum from luscious chiffon dresses and sleek canvas trenches to tweed suiting and red-carpet gowns.