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.

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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, China, and the United States.

Lean Closet

Cuyana is partnering with thredUP to expand our Lean Closet program. Complimentary Cuyana x thredUP shipping labels will be included with every domestic online order from cuyana.com, and available in stores. Use your label to pare down your closet to fewer, better pieces and help benefit women through H.E.A.R.T.

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Our Co-Founders

Karla Gallardo, Co-Founder and CEO of Cuyana

Karla started Cuyana alongside co-founder Shilpa Shah with the vision of creating a global design house that inspires intentional buying through pieces that are crafted with integrity. Founded on the philosophy of fewer, better, Cuyana encourages customers to purchase fewer but better quality pieces that they will love and treasure for years to come.

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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 multifaceted spirit of modern women through creating a culture of empowerment.

Our Philosophy