Celebrating cabi’s 20th Anniversary + cabi Summer Outfit Ideas

Empty Nest Blessed by Suzy Mighell
woman posing by pool wearing cabi button fly shorts and essential top with baseline scarf

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Did you know that cabi is one of the world’s largest woman’s fashion brands? Did you know that cabi’s 20th anniversary is this year? This brand owns no stores and instead, built the brand based on personal styling services and personal relationships with clients. Yep! Relationships are at the heart of every cabi in-home Fashion Experience, Front Row show, and one-on-one styling session. Now that’s unique!

Take 5 Topper | Tux Ruffle Top | High-Low Crop

cabi’s Birth

Cabi was born in 2002. It was started by Carol Anderson, who was a designer frustrated by the barriers of selling through boutiques. She was joined by her friend Kimberly Inskeep, a young mom and businesswoman frustrated by trying to balance a fast-track career with being a wife and mother.

Busy Tank (Wear it 3 ways! See below!) | Golf Cart Skort

Busy Tank

Initially called Carol Anderson by Invitation, cabi started with a group of ten saleswomen, now known collectively as the company’s cofounders. The women wanted to provide a unique and special clothing line that would help them enjoy shopping again! They also wanted to provide flexible ways for women to work without sacrificing their family life for a career. Could a business model like this work? If you brought designer fashion into your girlfriend’s living room and added a Stylist offering personalized style and ideas, would it bring back the fun of shopping while offering a fulfilling and flexible career option for stylists? Yes!

Departure Tee | Button Fly Shorts

Celebrating 20 Years of cabi

Fast forward 20 years and cabi Stylists have provided nearly 1.5 million shows across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K! (Oh, and did I mention that they expanded outside of the U.S.?) Interested in learning more about being a cabi Stylist? Click HERE.

The Heart of cabi Foundation

As I shared in my THE PRO-WOMAN HEART OF CABI + SPRING STYLES TO SWOON OVER post, what I really love about the brand is the heart behind it. For the past 17 years, they’ve made a difference in the lives of women (worldwide) through their Heart of cabi Foundation. During that time, they partnered with cabi customers to give $63 million in clothing and monetary donations to empower women in poverty in 62 countries! The foundation lives out cabi’s creed, “to affect lives through relationships” by encouraging and empowering women in need. Here’s how they do it:

  • Restoration – By helping women recover from vulnerable circumstances.
  • Vocation – By offering small business loans in developing countries.
  • Education – By supporting schools in Rwanda.
heart of cabi foundation go to blouse

Go-To Blouse (All proceeds from the sale of this blouse go to the Heart of cabi Foundation.)

Each season, the cabi Design Team selects a special item from each Collection as the Heart of cabi item. Proceeds from the sale of these pieces are donated to The Heart of cabi Foundation to fund domestic restoration efforts. Cabi gives away free clothing to communities hit by natural disasters and partners with local nonprofit organizations to serve women going through vulnerable life circumstances. This year’s Heart of cabi item is the Go-To Blouse.

cabi Gets Social

Back in 2009, cabi joined the world of social media. Today, you can follow @cabiclothing on most of the major social networks. In fact, the #cabiclothing hashtag has been used over 274K times on Instagram as Stylists and clients alike share style tips, mix-and-match options, and their overall love for cabi. 

woman posing by pool wearing cabi button fly shorts and essential top with baseline scarf

Essential Top | Button Fly Shorts | Baseline Scarf

cabi Gets Appy!

In 2018, the cabi Tap App was launched. It provides daily outfit ideas, a virtual closet full of the cabi pieces you own, and mix-and-match recommendations. With the app, you can browse the digital Look Book, send your order directly to your Stylist, and track it as it heads your way.

cabi Goes Virtual

When the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, cabi came up with cabi Front Row — a way they could continue to serve women when shows could no longer be home-based. Stylists quickly pivoted and served their clients virtually, offering much-needed connection during this time.

To check out the full 2022 Spring & Summer Collection, click HERE. For additional outfit styling ideas, click HERE. To learn more about cabi’s 20th anniversary, you can visit THIS website.

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