Founded in 1985 by Stuart Gelb and Oded Nachmani, Coolwear quickly established itself as a trendsetter in the junior market. A sharp instinct for fashion has helped Coolwear grow at an energetic pace.

Coolwear has become a recognized force in the volatile and competitive juniors arena. Their sleek and streetwise designs embody today’s energetic young woman. A client roster which includes Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Delia*s Catalog, and specialty stores nationwide demonstrates how Coolwear has filled a niche for up-to-the minute styling.

The combination of a keen business sense, a love for fashion and the inspiration for quality, affordable and trendy merchandise were the catalyst that created Coolwear. Working in apparel for 3 years, Oded honed his instincts for design and marketing. The match was made complete when six months later Stuart, an Ohio State graduate with an 8 year retail background, and Oded joined forces to create a company synonymous with style. Coolwear was founded in 1985 and has since stocked domestically produced knit tops, sweaters, bottoms, and dresses to merchant nationwide on a quick-turn schedule. As the business grew, the dynamic duo expanded the range of the company to include children’s wear and private label. Ever the entrepreneurs, Oded and Stuart opened the company’s flagship store Memorial Day 1997 in Westhampton Beach, New York.

Coolwear’s collection has gained recognition nationwide through consistent editorial features in magazines including, Cosmopolitan, Cosmo Girl, Glamour, Jane, Jump, Mademoiselle, Marie Claire, Self, Seventeen, Teen, Teen People, Teen Vogue, and YM.

Coolwear, a trendsetter in the juniors market, was founded in 1985. Coolwear’s designs are for today’s young woman who expresses her independence with her own individual style. She reinterprets runway and street fashion, creating a style of her own that is original and versatile, and that allows her to fit in with the scene on the street. She demands cool clothes at a moderate price.

Coolwear’s line features separates including knit tops, sweaters, and denim. The Coolwear kids division reinterprets trends for the little sister. The company opened its first retail outlet Memorial Day 1997 in Westhampton Beach, NY.


Coolwear has been a leader in providing private label service to the Junior, Missy, and Children’s apparel industry. We began our business back in 1985 with one goal in mind, to provide up-to-date styles while keeping our pricing affordable. Through our ability to translate trends to the Junior, Missy, and Children’s market; dedication to customer service and quality products, we have built a strong customer base for private label. Let us share our expertise with you.