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About Us

Hampton Ivy began in August of 2014, but the idea behind it has been developing in my mind far before then. Over the years my style has changed from one thing to the next. As I've matured, I've drawn inspiration from various well known style icons from the past and the present. Ralph Lauren, Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, and everyone's favorite today, Kate Middleton. These styles were first introduced to me through my grandparents and my mother, whose appreciation for traditional preppy clothing has always been evident in our home. 

After my years of finding inspiration and figuring out what style best fits me, I realized something very important. Clothing is much more than what we throw on, and walk out the door with. It's not worn to impress others or to fit in. What we wear represents who we are. When you feel good on the inside, you want to radiate that positivity outwards, and share that with the people around you. The clothing you wear has just as much personality and feeling as you do, and it's begging to be expressed.

Hampton Ivy was created, by myself and the support of my family, to represent a positive preppy and classic lifestyle. My time now, as a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, has given me an incredible opportunity to develop this brand and company. When I originally wrote this bio in 2014, Hampton Ivy was just this blog. Now we are a brand, and I owe so much to all of you for supporting us on this journey, and I cannot wait to see what more the future holds!

Thank you for reading! xo

- Melanie Sperin

"Good style is traditional." - Melanie Sperin