Founded in 2006, NIC+ZOE is an American fashion brand, proudly rooted in Boston, which has quickly become a leader in the women’s apparel market. The close-knit company reflects the spirit and wanderlust of its founder and designer, Dorian Lightbown, who saw an overly structured uniformity of dress stifling active, busy women. Seeing the need for easy alternatives to take women from day to night and from work to weekend, she thoughtfully designed against the grain. With the encouragement of her children, Nicholas and Zoë, Dorian leveraged her knitwear expertise to design wardrobe solutions for real women. Dorian named the company after her two favorite people, NIC+ZOE, as a reminder of the support they offered her during a pivotal time in her career. Today, the brand offers that same encouragement and support to women as they navigate life’s artful turns. Inspired by real moments and experiences, the brand designs elevated essentials and novel statement makers tailored to dynamic and layered women.