History

  • kay me founded 2011.03

    On the day of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Junko Kemi decides to change direction – from consulting company to founding the kay me clothing line for modern women’s needs. The company is founded by Junko with support from her sister Reiko, neither of which had any experience in the retail or fashion businesses at the time

  • First shop opens 2011.07

    kay me opens its first ‘salon’ in Ginza, Tokyo

  • kay me launches its ecommerce store2011.09

    Customers in all parts of Japan can now access kay me’s special range of stretchy, washable and super soft jersey dresses

  • First fashion show at Mandarin Oriental Hotel2011.11

    kay me hosts its first ever fashion show event at the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Tokyo

  • Shichakubin service launches2012.01

    A new Try&Buy style service launches (‘Shichakubin’), giving customers in Japan the chance to try any clothing item without down payment – a first of its kind

  • kay me Ginza store moves to Ginza 42012.06

    kay me moves to a more prestigious location in the heart of Ginza, Tokyo

  • Second shop opens at Shinjuku Odakyu2013.02

    kay me expands into the world of department stores – collaborating with Odakyu at Shinjuku train station

  • kay me’s Ginza store doubles in size and moves to the high street2014.02

    “A rolling stone never gathers moss” – kay me doubles the size of its flagship store in Ginza, Tokyo

  • kay me campus starts2014.05

    Following the mantra of ‘supporting ambitious people’, kay me opens a campus program to support customers in presenting and doing business in English

  • kay me starts Europe marketing2014.06

    kay me’s first steps into overseas markets

  • kay me Ginza once again doubles in size – offering more choice and more comfort

  • kay me international Ltd. founded2015.06

    kay me establishes its presence in London – one of the fashion capitals of the world. Nick Faulkner becomes Director

  • Second fashion show2015.07

    kay me holds its second fashion show in Ginza, Tokyo – appealing to a wider global audience

  • ‘Pop up shop’ in London2015.08

    kay me launches its first overseas shop as a pop up in London – resulting in hugely positive sentiment from customers outside of Japan

  • kay me’s expansion continues with shops located in Umeda and Osaka and Nihonbashi shops open2015.09

    kay me opens both Umeda shop and Nihonbashi shop at the same time

  • The British Chamber of Commerce Japan awards kay me with ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ for its innovative concept and approach

  • DBJ Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in Japan2016.06

    kay me wins the Development Bank of Japan’s Award for ‘Best Global Potential’

  • kay me live on the BBC2016.10

    The BBC features kay me as an innovative new brand aimed at disrupting the professional women’s clothing sector
    https://kaymemedia.com/2016/10/10/kay-me-in-the-media-oct-2016/

  • kay me offers global door-to-door shipping on all clothing items, meaning that customers worldwide can join the kay me family

  • kay me Lounge opens

    kay me opens its first Lounge concept – opening up a new range of experiences centered around the kay me vision

  • kay me is now available in 7 locations across Japan and with delivery to the world

  • kay me launches a simple online service allowing customers to customize their dress to their exact specifications without leaving home

  • Offering up the same concepts as kay me clothing – light, comfortable, gorgeous but functional, kay me launches a range of bags for busy professionals and travelers

  • Global ecommerce relaunch2018.10

    kay me launches a new look site, giving customers from every corner of the world a chance to be part of the kay me family

  • … the journey continues
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