Rodarte was founded in Los Angeles, California in 2005 by Kate and Laura Mulleavy.
Kate and Laura received their liberal arts degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in 2001. Kate studied art history with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Kate and Laura were raised in Northern California.
Following their graduation from Berkeley, both Kate and Laura returned to Los Angeles where they launched their brand Rodarte. The name “Rodarte” is of Spanish origin, taken from Kate and Laura’s mother’s maiden name.
Rodarte is stocked globally by the world’s premiere retailers including Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Harvey Nichols, Colette, Ikram, Nordstrom, Jeffrey, Dover Street Market, Opening Ceremony, Net a Porter and Joyce.