Founded in 1981, and acquired in 2012 by Tom James Company, the world's largest manufacturer and retailer of custom men's clothing, and Royal Spirit Limited, of Hong Kong formed a partnership to take the company forward as Carlisle Etcetera LLC. In May 2015, Royal Spirit Group acquired Tom James’ interest in the company and now owns 100% of Carlisle Etcetera. Based in New York City, Carlisle produces couture dresses, suits, separates, and accessories with a sense of classic style that is modern yet appropriate for any professional or social occasion.
The beautiful, singular designs are a testament to Carlisle's ongoing commitment to expert, European fabric suppliers and crafts people. Since the first privately held trunk show in 1982, Carlisle has become a go-to brand for accomplished women across the nation. Carlisle is available on a seasonal basis through our knowledgeable consultant network, as well as our year-round, by-appointment showrooms in Manhattan, NY, Greenwich, CT, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, San Francisco, CA, and Chicago, IL.
Carlisle's rich history in philanthropy began in 1988 when they made the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® their primary charity. On an annual basis, the Carlisle design team creates a unique silk scarf to benefit the Komen for the Cure and has raised more than $1.8 million for their efforts to help save lives and bring an end to breast cancer.