MY STORY

Hello my name is Nora and I am a fashion designer, stylist, fashion blogger, teacher, wife, mother, and E-commerce retailer! I have created this women’s fashion style blog and e-commerce store because of my love of fashion which still lives in me as strongly as it did in my 20’s.  I want to share my personal style and inspirations for putting outfits together for a woman of any age to look chic and fabulous.  I often get asked about my look and where I bought this or that, so this is a great way for me to share what I call “My Eye For Fashion” with you. Jacket Society features contemporary women’s jackets and blazers that are mostly designed and made in small lots by me here in Los Angeles California. Alongside the jackets, I also offer hand-picked accessories, scarves, shawls, capes, tops and blouses that compliment and add to the overall look and style of my jackets and blazers. I love the process of style and design and how you can get inspired by the most unexpected things in life which help you in the whole process of putting a collection or outfit together to convey a story or mood. What you wear on daily basis says a lot about yourself, so it is important to know who you are and how you want to represent yourself.  I hope that I can help inspire you here to find your own self-expression through fashion

Thank You for your support – It means a lot to me.

Best Wishes

Nora Minassian

Fashion Designer Nora Minassian owner of Jacket Society
Womens Classic Boucle Jacket Blazer made from Italian Fabric and Trim Made In USA

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

I earned my Bachelor Of Arts degree in fashion design and merchandising at The Otis College of Arts & Design in Los Angeles. I loved my time there and won the Silver Thimble Award at graduation. I have over 25 years of experience in the fashion and apparel industry. I worked as a fashion designer and worked my way up to design director before starting Jacket Society. Throughout those years I traveled to the fashion capitals of the world to keep up with the latest fabric, trim, style, colors and manufacturing trends. As a graduate & alumni, I have also had the privilege of teaching fashion design and merchandising at the Los Angeles Otis College of Art and Design.

PASSION

So you might ask why Jacket Society?  Well mainly because I am especially passionate about classic and unique women’s jackets and blazers.  From putting an outfit together to designing a collection, everything somehow starts and ends with a jacket for me.  I feel as if jackets complete a look and make you look polished, refined and confident.

ABOUT MY BUSINESS

When I started Jacket Society it was just a style and fashion blog, I loved the interaction and feedback I received from my readers about my advice about styling and how women can create new looks simply and easily was very fulfilling. So when I added the online apparel store to the fashion and style blog, I wanted to have the same relationships with my customers. Having always worked in the wholesale end of the fashion industry for over 20 years, I really wanted to sell directly to my customers and build relationships, listen to them and help fulfill their needs

Nora Minassian Fashion Designer and owner of Jacket Society
Nora Minassian Jacket society about us my story

WHAT MY CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING..

"Your very personal touch and genuine appreciation for each customer makes shopping with Jacket Society a wonderful experience.
I received my wrap today – that was surprisingly fast! I’m so pleased with it; thanks so much.."

— KELLY MURRAY
Colorado

"You have wonderful customer service. Seems like a small town boutique where the owner knows and truly cares about her customers.."

— JENNY LARSON
New Jersey

"I just received a jacket and I am so happy because it FIT! Now I have a place to go for well made, quality jackets (and at a reasonable price point!). Thank goodness, finally a place I can get jackets that fit my frame. Thanks Nora. I’ll be back!!"

— ERICA HART
Florida

• Thank you for the incredible personalized customer service and the sweet handwritten note. I so wish I was closer and could meet you in person. I follow your blog and am always loving your outfits. I will be purchasing more items (jackets, scarves and jewelry) in the future!

• Thank you so much! I love the items I ordered! I received them today and wore the sweater for a dinner party we had at our home this evening. Got lots of compliments! I will definitely by shopping with you more! So glad I found you!   Stacy - Michigan 

•Thanks for putting beautiful jackets with great style and affordable pieces out there for us. Sincerely Judy 

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