SAMARIA LEAH denim marries the past and present with every one-of-a-kind piece. We’re globally-sourced, hand-picked & handcrafted vintage—intricately distressed & embellished in Los Angeles.
Even from a young age I was resisting my mom’s attempts to dress me—I just had to do it myself, I insisted on it. I would change my clothes anywhere from 3 to 5 times a day.
When pulling outfits together or assembling various looks stopped satisfying my creative urge, I turned to reconstructing my whole closet—cutting tops, shortening skirts even distressing old pairs of pants.
I grew up between Los Angeles and New York, two fashion-conscious cities, which meant endless inspiration at my fingertips. I later attended the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) where I earned two degrees in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising. During this time in my life I fell in love with vintage clothing.
After college, I started to travel more—discovering local boutiques and other hidden gems in every city. My ever-growing collection of vintage T-shirts evolved into Levi’s as well. And that’s when I began to repurpose them. It became a passion and an obsession.
For years I’ve been cutting, distressing and altering my own jeans to fit my body better and, in turn, reflect my creativity. Friends and strangers alike started noticing, asking me where I got them and that’s when I decided to launch SAMARIA LEAH. To fill the void.