In 2002, Jean Polsky and her husband Chike Chukwulozie opened Estella, an eclectic, designer baby clothes and high-end children’s clothing boutique in New York’s Village. The concept behind Estella was to bring the amazing, artisan-inspired kids’ clothing they saw scattered across Europe to New York. In 2002, luxury children’s fashion in NYC was synonymous with big box retail, big price tags, and somber, conservative frocks. They see things differently. They know that children have personalities, and they believe that their clothing and handmade toys should too. Their vision was built on high quality kids’ and baby clothes that were designed by mothers and craftsman rather than corporations. These creations were full of gorgeous colors, textures, and spirit. Kids loved wearing these clothes and parents loved owning them.