Cels Enterprises, Inc., is the company that owns and operates Chinese Laundry. It is a privately held women’s footwear company that was founded in 1971 by Robert and Carol Goldman. Today, it is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Cels Enterprises, Inc. has been supplying retailers, boutiques and specialty stores with merchandise since it’s beginnings. In 1981, the Chinese Laundry brand was born. New ideas and research led to the development of seven different branded divisions within the Chinese Laundry family.
From stylish daytime looks to evening collections, Chinese Laundry consistently provides a mix of styles and trends that are ideal for any fashionista. This is why we love this brand so much!
The seven brands described as according to the Chinese Laundry website:
CHINESE LAUNDRY With groundbreaking styles season after season, Chinese Laundry lives at the forefront of fashion footwear for young women. Chinese Laundry is the perfect expression of its signature combination of outstanding quality and value with a unique and inspired point of view. From stylish daytime looks in innovative fabrics and leathers to evening collections in eye-catching metallics and satins, Chinese Laundry consistently provides a mix of styles and trends that are ideal for today’s fashion landscape.
KRISTIN CAVALLARI BY CHINESE LAUNDRY is understated elegance defined by high end designs, exquisite details and value. Kristin Cavallari has created a collection that combines the glamour and style of today’s celebrity while nodding at the current economic climate. Styles range from classic ballet flats with modern studs to peek-a-boo mesh platformed heels that work the red carpet as well as designer jeans.
CL BY LAUNDRY is a recent addition to the Chinese Laundry family, debuting in 2003. This is a value-based brand, priced for the discriminating customer who’s looking for the newest and hottest trends. Available in specialty stores nationwide.
DIRTY LAUNDRY is Cels’ young, urban and street smart line for the one who is going places. She takes her journey seriously and thinks it’s hilarious. She is the girl who takes the trends and makes them her own – after all, she’s the one blazing the trail. Dirty Laundry gets better for the wear. These shoes take on the personality of the owner of the feet that wear them. By the way, Dirty Laundry is not so dirty that mom wouldn’t mind a pair for herself.
CL WASH is Cels’ “sporty couture” collection for young women. The active, urban sophisticate races from her class or office to a show. Exciting metallics, royal patents and satins are among the fabrics that provide WASH’s aggressive style statement. Designed for hipsters on the go, these are shoes meant for an active life – filled with independent style.
LITTLE LAUNDRY is Chinese Laundry’s first line for young girls, launched in 2004, with the same combination of fashion and value that underscores the company’s success. Available at better independent retailers around the country.
CREATIVE INTERNATIONAL, formed in 1971, is Chinese Laundry’s first cost division, focusing on private label business and the special needs of the volume retailer.
We do not carry each segment offered from this Chinese Laundry family, but we do carefully select a great range of styles that we think fit in with our clientele.
In addition to the remarkable styles Chinese Laundry has to offer as a company, it is only a positive gain that popular reality TV-star and fashionista Kristin Cavallari has her very own shoe-line within the brand. Cavallari admits that while growing up she was never really into fashion. And it was not until a few years ago that her passion and talent began to flourish. In May of 2012, Kristin released a shoe design for ShoeDazzle which received extra spotlight and opened a big opportunity to start working on her own shoe-line. As of 2012, the shoe-line Kristen Cavallari by Chinese Laundry hit the market. Currently she is a brand ambassador and designer.
Our collection of Chinese Laundry footwear includes pumps, wedges, boots and flats. We love various earth tones, neutrals and blacks because it makes it very easy to match with everyday ensembles! Check out what we have below.
And there’s more where that came from! Check our entire collection to see flats, wedges and more heels!