Our Story

Emily Lacey was founded in 1999 after my mom purchased the most darling smocked dresses in Paris. We fell in love with the classic style and amazing craftsmanship and became close friends with the owner of the store.  In order to make extra money while pursuing my MBA at Georgetown University, I imported some dresses.  Starting with small booths on the Junior League circuit with the help of my mom Eva, Emily Lacey became a full fledged family affair and grew into a thriving retail, wholesale and private label business.  

When our friend retired and closed her boutique, we took over the manufacturing which is done in a beautiful home in Madagascar.  We are now working with two generations of the most talented designers, seamstresses and embroiderers.  There is even have a lemur who pays a visit on occasion!

I have now come full circle and live in Europe.  A close friend who lives in the USA is taking over operations.  We will continue to work together to provide the most exquisite and timeless clothing for your precious children.

Welcome to our shop and join us as we continue
to expand our offering of the finest in children's apparel.


- Kristan Lacey  & Carolane Fere