About Us


LAYLA began as a retail store in Brooklyn, New York, in November 2001.  Two years later we began designing our own women's collection.  We have worked hard — and logged thousands of travel miles — over the course of the past 15 years to establish working relationships with craftspeople all over India.  As a result, our designs have accumulated an authenticity that, we feel, sets us apart from other Indian-influenced clothing.

The collection features 100 percent cotton hand block prints and embroidery, designed by us and made in India.  We see our collection as classic modern designs interpreted through traditional Indian techniques.  In the production of all of our pieces, we emphasize quality construction, in both fit and in the precise manner in which each item is hand sewn, thereby ensuring ease of care and the long life of our merchandise.
Please take a look around our website and come visit us if you're in the neighborhood!