MODISTE
[ moh-deest; French maw-deest ]
A female maker of or dealer in women's fashionable attire.

About

MODISTE is a thoughtfully curated collection of our favorite pieces from leading and independent makers. We wish to honor the designers making a difference in our industry — those who are fearlessly defying the odds and actively paving the way for change. If we can bring light to those who stand out from the crowd, and in turn, introduce them to fashionable women, we’ve done our job. Welcome to MODISTE, where we celebrate icons in the making.

The Beginning

Founded by former fashion editor Jami-lyn Fehr, MODISTE is Music City’s newest multi-brand boutique that combines the warmth of Nashville with high fashion brilliance. “Creatives are flocking to Nashville, but it’s not just to visit; they’re planting roots,” says the founder and creative director. Having moved here herself years ago, Jami-lyn discovered that while Nashville has an abundance of fashionable women, they’re lacking the places to shop in order to discover labels that truly resonate with them. While it’s wonderful to live in one of America’s “it” cities, these creatives and fashion-forward women tend to do their shopping in other locations, such as Miami, New York, Atlanta, and even LA. Jami-lyn’s desire for an upscale shopping experience prompted the creation of MODISTE, which launched online in November 2020 with a brick and mortar flagship showroom opening in January 2021.

Mission

Considered Curation

At MODISTE, we take exceptional care in selecting the brands we offer. Some you may recognize, while others you may not, but we can assure you that we’re proud to provide every single one of our labels. For some, we’re the sole retailer in Nashville carrying them; for others, we’re the sole retailer in all of North America – we think that is pretty special! We’re working hard to introduce unique brands to Music City’s shopping scene and cannot wait for you to see what we have in-store and online!

Limited Quantities

For each piece we offer in-house and online, we purchase only 1-2 per size, per color. For accessories, we purchase anywhere from 3-5, so if you see something you like, we’d suggest you add it to your cart, as pieces will likely move quickly. We strategically do this to reduce excess, making it a priority to limit our environmental impact.

Exceptional Quality

While our prices tend to be on the higher end, we’d like to remind our clientele that the brands we offer manufacture their pieces in an ethical manner (and this is across the board!). Not only that, but their pieces are also made of the highest quality materials and fabrics. When you make a purchase you’ll love in the long-term – as opposed to buying into ever-so-tempting fast fashion – you’re helping to reduce fashion’s large footprint. It is for this reason that MODISTE is committed to supporting smaller labels and female-led companies that design and manufacture with great care and love.