In 2008, Founder and Creative Director, Trish Wescoat Pound started Haute Hippie, the essence of a global nomad's mindset and lifestyle. Believing that the Haute Hippie woman is eclectic, chic, and well traveled, her goal was to create a lifestyle and a line of clothing that was not only innovative and sophisticated but also practical, versatile, and sensible. The company launched with five employees and operated out of Wescoat Pound's apartment in Manhattan. Five years later, Haute Hippie has grown to over 65 employees and moved it's design studio and corporate offices into Manhattan's garment district. Haute Hippie's retail presence is expanding rapidly. Currently, the brand has opened four boutiques: SoHo, Madison Avenue, East Hampton in New York and West Hollywood, Los Angeles. Additionally, the collections are sold in over 350 stores in the United States. Haute Hippie is in over 50 countries globally and featured in department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Harvey Nichols. Beyonce, Adriana Lima and Blake Lively are just a few of the top style icons that have worn Haute Hippie. Although Haute Hippie has expanded, high standards and attention to detail still hold true in every garment. Wescoat Pound is committed to maintaining a non-corporate enviroment that is collaborative, inspiring, and creative.