“It all started with the desire to make a perfect pair of jeans that is figure flattering and life changing. In 2004, I set up shop in a small apartment on top of my dad’s jeans store in Montreal and started crafting them myself. In 2006, my brother Sam and I joined forces, and Lola Jeans was born”
Founded in Montreal in 2006 by denim aficionado David Abissidan, Lola Jeans’ DNA is rooted in David’s passion for creating timeless pieces. LJ rapidly evolved from an exclusively denim brand to a contemporary lifestyle brand when Ericka Cicchillitti took over as Creative Director in 2018. Since then, Ericka and the design team have focused their efforts on seamlessly integrating bi-annual ready-to-wear collections which reflect the true sensibility of the brand: Chic. Sophisticated. Classic.
We enjoy being a part of your personal style and are thankful for your loyal following. Reflecting and thinking forward, we are proud of our story and grateful for the opportunity to share it with you.
Love, David Abissidan
David Abissidan was born on September 1st, 1978 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
David starts working part time at his Dad's jeans store, Prestige Jeans. He is taught the trade but most importantly, he is taught the ethics of business and the strong values which will serve him well in his career.
After a tumultuous journey in high school, David drops out of school and starts working full time at his Dad's jeans store, Prestige Jeans.
David finds passion in fashion and decides to pursue his studies in fashion marketing at LaSalle College, he graduates with honors.
Fresh out of fashion school and with barely any manufacturing know-how, David sets up shop in a small apartment on top of his dad’s store and starts crafting women’s jeans. He didn’t know exactly what his creations would look like, but he had a good idea of what he hoped to create, a perfect pair of jeans for women of all shapes and sizes.
David’s brother Sam joins forces and Lola Jeans is born. The same year they teamed up, they open a 4000-square foot office and warehouse in the heart of Montreal’s fashion district.
As a reaction to what wasn’t being offered, the bros set up to create Lola’s Signature Pull On Jean. The design behind the Pull On Jean is intended to encourage the acceptance and celebration of a woman’s body, as it is. This fit became the core of who we are today, setting the standards by which our customers have come to expect from us.
Lola Jeans moves in an 8000-square foot office and warehouse in the heart of Montreal’s fashion district. With grand aspirations, Lola Jeans expands to the USA that same year..
Lola Jeans is now available in Canada and the USA through a wide network of updated missy contemporary boutiques and online stores.
Lola Jeans launches an online store.
Lola Jeans moves their office and warehouse in a state-of-the-art facility. This new environment blends elegance and comfort while reflecting the brand's DNA. With grand aspirations, Lola Jeans expands to Australia and New Zealand.
Lola Jeans revamps their online store. The new platform includes the latest ecommerce features and offers complimentary hem service and free shipping and return.
Lola Jeans is greatly impaced by Covid-19, and to stay afloat, we make incredibly hard decisions. Decisions we never thought we would have to consider, let alone take. We choose to look at the current situation as an opportunity to press reset and reinvent ourselves. Reassessing and reorganizing during this challenging period will prepare us for when business bounces back. Hopefully, we can all take this opportunity to evolve and come out of this wiser and more human than we went into it.