Our Story

Welcome To Fewer, Better Things

A Foundation of Fewer

Fewer, better is the philosophy behind everything we do. We create timeless collections for the modern woman through carefully selected fabrics, precise silhouettes and attention to detail.

The Embodiment of Better

Each piece is made with integrity and kindness from the highest-quality materials, and created by skilled craftsmen throughout Europe, South America and the United States.

Lean Closet

As part of our mission to empower women, the Lean Closet movement was created to give victims of abuse a fresh start in partnership with H.E.A.R.T. By selecting Lean Closet at checkout, we will send you a linen bag to fill with the things that are no longer of use to you. Mail the bag back to us with the included shipping label, and for every donation you make, you will receive a $10 credit towards your next Cuyana purchase.

Our Co-Founders

KARLA GALLARDO, Co-Founder and CEO of Cuyana.

Karla started Cuyana with the vision of creating a global design house that inspires intentional buying through pieces that are crafted with integrity. After growing up in Ecuador, Karla moved to the United States where she earned her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and her Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Brown University. She previously worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Group and at the Apple Online Store as a Business and Strategy Analyst. The name Cuyana means “to love” in Quechua, Karla’s native language, symbolizing her love of fashion, travel, and giving back.

SHILPA SHAH, Co-Founder and CXO of Cuyana.

Shilpa was drawn to Cuyana for the opportunity to create products rich in meaning, quality, and story. Beginning her career in Interaction Design, Shilpa has over 15 years of experience designing web and mobile interfaces for Fortune 500 companies including Disney, AT&T, and Sun Microsystems. In 2012, she graduated with her MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Shilpa is passionate about celebrating the the multifaceted spirit of modern women through creating a culture of empowerment.

Our philosophy...