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The Goldilocks Fashion Star of ’23

Wescoat Pound has made something nice that also makes the person wearing it look exponentially better.
Wescoat Pound has made something nice that also makes the person wearing it look exponentially better. Courtesy of TWP
Lauren Sherman
October 30, 2023

A lot of the conversations I have with designers and retailers and investors and industry weirdos are about who is failing. Occasionally, in between the Ugh, how are they still in business? quips is a success story, one that makes people equally excited and jealous. TWP, named for the initials of founder-designer Trish Wescoat Pound, falls into the latter bucket. Launched last year, it’s a made-in-New York label, reasonably priced, and a best-seller at many American retailers that will sell $15 million worth of clothes in 2023, on track to double to $30 million by 2024. 

So: tiny in the grand scheme of things, but huge for a two-year-old label. “I can’t remember seeing anything like this in my 24 years in business,” Beth Buccini, owner of Kirna Zabête, told me. (Kirna Zabête first opened in 1999 in SoHo, but now has locations on Madison Avenue, Palm Beach, East Hampton, Bryn Mawr—we love an affluent suburb on the Main Line—and soon, Nashville.) While Buccini sells a mix of pure designer and more accessible brands, I mostly associate the store with Old Céline and generally, the more expensive side of fashion.