A renowned Montreal fashion designer Kim Mendelson knew from an early age that she had a flair for fashion. She attended LaSalle College, a well-known fashion design school in Montreal, Quebec. After graduating in 1982, Kim worked in the fashion industry for six years before founding Kim & Co. in 1988. Her clothes are proudly designed and produced in Canada.
In the beginning, Kim had a thriving boutique business before she began airing her line of clothing on shopping channels worldwide. Developing three new collections each month, one for each of the networks. She began with The Shopping Channel in Toronto, Ontario in 1995. Two years later, in 1997, she went to QVC UK in London, England and then QVC DE in Dusseldorf, Germany in 2001.
Kim & Co. has evolved into an internationally recognized brand where “women designing for women” is the driving force behind the company.
Understanding that the modern-day woman needs a dynamic wardrobe to keep up with her lifestyle, Kim includes non-seasonal pieces that carry you throughout the year and that you’ll find yourself wearing time and time again. Travel-friendly (no creases), durable and easy to care for, the Kim & Co. garment offers you all that you will need to build your own personal and distinctive style.
Her love for what she does and her excitement when she receives phone calls, letters, and e-mails from “You”, the customer, is what makes everything worthwhile.
Where do her ideas come from? Some are from her travels, different flavors and cuisines from around the world, home decors, her favorite movies and theatres which have helped to inspire her and her team in developing the stunning and flattering pieces you see today.
Her goal has been to make each and every one of us feel good about ourselves as women, with the thought that every woman deserves to own a designer brand garment at an affordable price and be comfortable wearing it, whether it be casual or dressy. Over the years Kim has shown us how to accessorize and style each item, making it our special personalized creation.
In her professional and personal life, Kim feels that a meaningful motto to live by has been and still is “Let The Beauty Of You Shine Through”.