Our Story

Simi and Chaya in Brooklyn

We offer a high-fashion approach to easy dressing, while simultaneously catering to the sartorial needs of women across NYC and beyond. A true wardrobe staple is a piece that can be dressed up or down on any occasion, that’s the philosophy at the core of The Frock.

“Our work is an expression of who we are, what we love, and what inspires us. If you’ve been searching for a welcoming, down-to-earth style destination, welcome home. We look forward to exploring with you!” — XO, Chaya and Simi

MEET YOUR CREATORS

Sisters Chaya and Simi are the design duo behind The Frock NYC. Born and raised in Australia, they share a unique fashion sense influenced by the easy-going surf culture of the beaches of Sydney, and their upbringing in an orthodox Jewish home. Above all, they were motivated to explore their love affair with style, and experience the fashion world up-close.

As soon as Chaya and Simi arrived in New York, they began scouring boutiques and second-hands stores for clothes that fit the modesty standards of their faith, and their own high-fashion tastes. The sisters built a reputation for striking this delicate balance with an approach that’s both distinctive and seemingly effortless.

Women from the Jewish community and beyond caught wind of their fashion acumen and encouraged the duo to share their unique taste with the world. In September 2010, the pair rented out a space to open their first pop-up shop, The Frock NYC. They quickly built a loyal following of women looking to shop in a vibrant, social atmosphere.

Influenced by their life experiences as mothers, entrepreneurs, and fashion lovers, Chaya and Simi combine a relaxed, easy-to wear vibe with a high-end aesthetic. Their designs are infused with personality, imbued with their shared spirituality, and inspired by the beautiful clothing they see on the streets of NYC everyday.

Today, Chaya and Simi continue their journey to empower customers with unique modest designs and the connection they have created within the growing community of women they have built. Chaya and Simi are as passionate as ever about putting an unexpected, fashionable spin on modest dressing.