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CARRIE HAMMER is a clothing line for professional women with an emphasis on style, functionality, and customization. Read more

New York, NY Fashion
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This project was successfully funded on November 20, 2012.

CARRIE HAMMER is a clothing line for professional women with an emphasis on style, functionality, and customization.

New York, NY Fashion
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CARRIE HAMMER History

Carrie Hammer started her career as an advertising sales executive and often heard that she should "dress for the job she wanted not the job she had." This was tough advice to follow as she found a limited selection of fashionable professional women's clothing, with a contemporary fit, at a reasonable price point. Hammer found that her friends and colleagues experienced the same frustration so she decided to create a line to cater to these women. 

For the past year CARRIE HAMMER has been creating stylish, bespoke dresses for professional women. There has been an overwhelming response to the styles and the amazing fit that bespoke tailoring offers. Our customers have loved the style and aesthetic and have been begging us for separates that they can grab on the go and dress down for after work and on the weekends. The bespoke pieces have garnered lots of excitement and media attention from some big media outlets and have bean featured and mentioned in the likes of Fox Business News, Wall Street Journal, Manhattan Magazine, etc. 

We Need Your Help

Help us launch our first non-custom, ready to wear collection of separates  We have the first 5 pieces made but we want to offer an even wider selection and complete the collection with 10 more pieces! You can help us do that by pre-ordering the first 5 pieces or checking out some of our other awesome rewards and gifts options for both men and women!!

We are so excited because the new collection is already starting to get great attention from big blog and media names like: CNBC, ISPYDIY, Style & Pepper, to name a few -- and sneak peaks are available here and on the site but they can ONLY be ordered on Kickstarter.

Custom Pieces:

The Fab Five First Pieces: 

We heard you loud and clear and produced 5 amazing and stylish separates! In order. Model is size 0 -- I am size 6: 

Rewarding Rewards

$50 Reward - CARRIE HAMMER Statement Necklace

- Choice of 3 necklaces -- Great holiday gift idea!

$25 Reward - CARRIE HAMMER Bangles

- Silver or Gold-- Great holiday gift idea!

THANK YOU!

Thank you so much for your support and we can't wait to launch the new ready to wear chapter with you! We so appreciate you being a part of helping us create our first non-custom line and it means the world to us! 

Video Credit: Josh Senior, Senior Post

Risks and challenges

Michael Kors wasn't kidding when he said "Fashion isn't for sissies." Fashion is a very difficult industry with many barriers to entry which may be part of the reason why professional women's wear has been neglected for so long. There are many difficulties in sourcing, manufacturing, shipping, duties, customs, and many other steps of the process. These are arenas that we have successfully navigated over the past year and we are ready to use our knowledge to launch a ready to wear line understanding of the risks involved.

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FAQ

  • Absolutely! There will be a survey sent to you and you can decide which one you'd like or which one you'd like to send as a gift!

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  • CARRIE HAMMER offers sizes 0-20 and also can do custom sizing for an extra fee.

    Your size and color preference will be collected at the end of the pre-order campaign after we've hit our goal. You will only be charged once we've hit our goal.

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  • Most of the colors available are shown. The button down top is available in black and white and your color preference will be collected at the end of the pre-order campaign.

    If you have a special color request please message us and we will consider it :)

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    14 backers

    Handwritten thank you note, measuring tape, and swatches of the customizable collection.

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    31 backers

    Beautiful silver or gold CARRIE HAMMER bangle (shipping included) for supporting the right to feel like a woman in the workplace! Fantastic gift idea! We will ship before Christmas domestically! Specify your choice in your order.

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    19 backers

    Gorgeous statement CARRIE HAMMER bib necklace with the option of 3 different styles! Wonderful and fun necklaces that are great for work and play. Again a fantastic gift idea! We will ship before Christmas domestically! Specify your choice in your order.

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    6 backers

    MEN'S reward/gift-- a pair of CARRIE HAMMER classic silver cuff links! Delivered before Christmas! Also a great gift!

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    1 backer

    ***UPDATE*** Pre-Order the the button down princess sleeve shirt for a $20 discount! A very unique silhouette that packs punch into any work outfit.

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    ***UPDATE*** Pre-Order Polka Dot Sheer Top at $40 discount! A stylish, comfortable, and versatile item!

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    1 backer

    ***UPDATE*** Pre-Order the Peplum Top at a $55 discount! Fantastic for work with a pencil skirt or for play with crop pants or skinny jeans.

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    4 backers Limited (21 left of 25)

    Fashion wardrobe and styling consulting session with Carrie Hammer. How to put together stylish outfits for work with what you already have (video call can be arranged outside of the New York metro area)

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    2 backers

    ***UPDATE*** Pre-order the Peplum Jacket at a $100 discount! Perfect for the workplace or out on the town paired with jeans or a fun dress!

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    15 backers All gone!

    *** NEW REWARD*** CUSTOM Made-To-Measure classic CARRIE HAMMER dress for HALF OFF! (Retail $295) Get fitted or send your measurements in for a dress that fits perfectly!

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    10 backers

    ***UPDATE*** Pre-Order the Pocket Newspaper skirt OR Pencil Newspaper skirt at a $100 dicount! The hottest and most anticipated item! Getting great press already on top blogs and media! (Retails for $295)

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    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    Invitation for you and a friend to attend a private wine party and style discussion at the CARRIE HAMMER studio

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    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    *** NEW REWARD*** 2 CUSTOM Made-To-Measure classic CARRIE HAMMER dresses

    1st over HALF OFF! (Retail $295)
    2nd for $100!!

    Get fitted or send your measurements in for a dress that fits perfectly!

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    0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)

    EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! Get the Newspaper skirt, button down blouse, AND the bracelet for being an UBER supporter!

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    3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)

    Have a CARRIE HAMMER collection dress named after you. Come to the studio for a private party with up to 5 friends and a private fitting for your dress named after you.

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    2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)

    Private shopping party with up to 15 of your friends at the CARRIE HAMMER studio. 2 bespoke dresses with 2 fittings (of $395 value) come with this private party.

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    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    Private shopping party with up to 15 of your friends at the CARRIE HAMMER studio with manicure station. 4 bespoke dresses with 2 fittings (of $395 value) come with this private party.

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Funding period

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