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The Celect Opens in Costa Mesa Press Release

Orange County Opens a New Door to International Fashion Designers


Costa Mesa, Calif., (March 2014) – The Celect, an independent men’s and women’s fashion retailer, joins the eclectic mix at The LAB this month providing an outlet for international fashion enthusiasts. Featured brands from Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, Sydney, London, New York, and Los Angeles will be sold within the Orange County region exclusively at The Celect and online at


Designer couple Carrie and Murphy Martines take their unique perspective to the Orange County community with a thoughtfully curated selection of progressive brands. The Celect is a collaborative fusion of Carrie’s expertise from her time as designer director for Volcom matched with Murphy’s unmistakable aesthetic as founder/designer of Copy.


“International travel played a big role when we designed for Volcom and Copy. We found unique designers that we fell in love with and wanted to share with our community. We always thought our home base in Orange County would be the perfect place for a curated boutique,” Murphy stated.


With a focus on up-and-coming designers as well as brands that have spent years perfecting their craft, The Celect appeals to forward-thinking individuals. From fluidly structured undergarments to drapey outwear, The Celect offers a refined take on cutting-edge designs.


This season’s women’s designers include: Anntian, BJORG, Claire Vivier, Damir Doma, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, Linda Farrow Sunglasses, Minimale Animale, Noe Undergarments, Rachel Comey, Risto, VPL, and We Are Handsome.


Men’s designers include: Bernhard Willhelm, Damir Doma, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, Katie Eary, Kris Van Asche, KTZ, Mark McNairy, Soulland, and Second Layer.