After graduating from San Diego State University, with a B.S. in Psychology in 2002, Nicky moved home to Los Angeles, CA and began work at C.W. Designs. A well known and prestigious girls dress line, Nicky learned all of the basics from the manufacturing end: fabric, trim, pattern making, design and sales.
From there, Nicky accepted a sales position in a children’s apparel showroom, Bill Kahn, working with lines such as Monkeywear, Charlie Rocket, and Zutano. It was there that Nicky honed her sales skills in a showroom setting: showing lines, merchandising, writing orders, and helping steer the design teams of each brand in a direction that would create trends in kids fashion.
In 2006, Nicky was offered a position with Showroom 903 as the Children’s Sales Rep for Joe’s Jeans, C&C California, and Da-Nang. It was a unique opportunity to head the West Coast sales for prominent contemporary brands. Due to the tremendous growth in the children’s division, and the need for additional space for the children’s brands, Mini 903, a free standing children’s showroom, was opened in the Winter of 2006. With the children’s showroom in place, she had the opportunity to expand the business, exceeding sales goals and becoming one of the prominent fixtures in the kids apparel business. Additional brands eventually came on board including Penguin, Petite Joie, and many more.
After several years with Mini 903, Nicky decided it was time to open her own showroom, Nicky Rose Kids. Over the years, Nicky’s experience and invaluable knowledge helped her create her own philosophy and style of doing business she wanted to introduce to Children’s Apparel Sales. She envisioned creating a showroom with her own unique style of customer service and sales she wanted to deliver to her brands and clients.
Nicky Rose Kids opened its doors in July 2009. Nicky has become the go-to for brands that want a modern approach to sales. She is extremely versed in contemporary women’s and men’s brands that have a children’s division, and has represented such distinguished brands as 7 For All Mankind, Juicy Couture, Vince, Kate Spade and many more.
Nicky Rose Kids continues to lead the way in marketing and social media approaches in sales. Nicky and her team utilize a new approach of technology to work with clients all around the world.