The powerhouse duo behind Sugar Paper, Chelsea and Jamie, met during their college years at UCLA. When they graduated, they realized there was a market for high-quality, tasteful correspondence designed for a younger demographic. Armed with an antique letterpress, the two began making stationery for themselves and their families. Now, thirteen years later, the women manage a 35-member team and coordinate five different business models: retail, wholesale, online, manufacturing, and licensing.
Although Jamie manages finance and Chelsea is in charge of marketing, they consult with each other throughout the day and are both deeply involved in every aspect of Sugar Paper's operations. "We made a choice at some point to have each other's back," Chelsea said. "We live on the same street, our kids are best friends, our husbands went to college together, and we work together all day."
"And we still like each other!" Jamie added, grinning.
Chelsea and Jamie just opened their first store outside of LA, located in Newport Beach. The new location has all of our favorite products, complete with same day monogramming. Definitely a must-visit before summer ends.
Also, remember to put their sample sale on your calendars. The doors at their studio (2032 Stoner Ave. LA) open at 9am, August 26th, but be sure to line up early to get your picking of their pieces!