About So Elly

So Elly was founded in 2020 by Julie Stephenson and is named after Julie’s grandmother, Elinor, who had an innate sense of self, a witty sense of humor and an entrepreneurial spirit. So Elly was founded on the principle that clothing designed with quality and simplicity can span the seasons, transcend generations and become long-lasting wardrobe staples. Every So Elly piece is made with a commitment to versatility, quality of material and fine craftsmanship. Each item is designed to be mixed and matched, loved and worn for years to come.


Our Community

A community of artisans, craftsmen and small businesses are at the foundation of all that is So Elly. Our clothing is designed in Brooklyn and manufactured in a woman owned and operated sewing studio in Manhattan. Our paper goods are letter-pressed in Brooklyn and our shipping boxes are made in Colorado. We partner with local vendors whenever possible and support many of the small businesses in the garment district in Manhattan including our button and trim suppliers and fabric vendors.  Our vendor relationships are at the forefront of all that we do.


Our Commitment

So Elly is committed to responsible design, sourcing, and production. So Elly garments are made locally in NYC. The craftspeople that cut, sew, press and prepare each piece are highly skilled and bring a premium level of caliber to all of our clothing.

Our textiles are sourced from Italy, Japan and Korea with the utmost attention to quality and responsible practices. At So Elly we strive to use only naturally based fabrics: cotton, organic cotton, linen, wool, cashmere, and camel hair. Our Italian cotton is certified by the BCI, we use GOTS certified organic cotton in our knits and chinos. We invest in textiles that are traceable, well-made, versatile and offer functionality as well as comfort.

 At So Elly our shipping materials are plastic free.