A combination of two names Yumi, the creator's Yorkshire Terrier, and Kim the originator of the brand, Yumi Kim is a colorful and bold clothing line specifically designed for women to bring out the best version of themselves.
Here at thredUP, you can find a wide selection of Yumi Kim tops and dresses for women at up to a staggering 90% off retail price. Buy Yumi Kim's like-new clothing on thredUP, and support an all-woman run clothing line that advocates for women to be who they want to be.
Yumi Kim Brand Beginnings
Kim Phan opened her Project 159 store in New York, offering various clothing items from designer friends in 2004. She expanded and opened more boutique stores, one of which opened in 2008 and sold her exclusive Yumi Kim line on the Lower East Side. In 2011, she opened another Yumi Kim boutique store on the Upper East Side.
Kim Phan recalls her childhood as being an inspiration for her brand and style. Her mother was proud to wear traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai dresses, bold designs, and vibrant flowers. The strong women she was surrounded by allowed her to find the strength to start her own brand that reflects this upbringing.
She believes that "a woman's style is a direct expression of who she is." Kim Phan has taken her beliefs and stories to create designs that represent a love of flowers and travel. The bright aesthetic is a unique draw of Yumi Kim that brings out a love of life.
Yumi Kim Today
Yumi Kim is known as a silk brand with bold and flowery prints. The clothes bring forth a positive reaction because the colors are positive and bold. Every piece in the Yumi Kim collection is made from 100% silk, which makes for light and airy pieces that are perfect for warm days.
Yumi Kim was created to make a statement. Women who are looking for a brand that is not afraid to use bright and lively prints on all of its pieces will be sure to love Yumi Kim. Kim Phan created this brand to celebrate life as a positive endeavor. Life is a journey we should live to the fullest. Colors and bold prints bring out a positive vibe to them that neutrals and darker colors can never achieve. That is the beauty of wearing a light and colorful brand like Yumi Kim.
The Yumi Kim line is also available across the country in retail stores and shops, and has been featured in fashion magazines like Cosmopolitan and InStyle. Many celebrities have also worn Yumi Kim pieces. Today, the brand is experimenting by diversifying its collection into jewelry pieces that match Yumi Kim tops.
If similar brands like French Connection and LA Made are some of your favorite finds, then Yumi Kim matches your taste. At the moment, the line offers tops and Yumi Kim dresses but is hoping to expand into pants and jackets. At thredUP, you can find Yuri Kim blouses and dresses at an astonishing 90% off regular price.