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TESTIMONIALS

"Kris =  energetic, hard-working, strategic, fun, passionate, experienced, best in class.  Shall I go on?

 

For 15 years, Kris Mesner was our independent Sales Rep for the West Coast territory.  She was a strategic extension of our sales organization and represented our brand and company in her showroom, at tradeshows and on the road as well.  A lot happens in 15 years and so many things have changed:  namely the brand, the product, the team, the market, the buyers and the stores.  But Kris always remained constant, steady and ready to reinvent.  She has deep, long-standing relationships with customers and was a wonderful partner who helped us build the business for many years.  She will forever be part of the Eberjey family and I can’t recommend her enough."

Mariela Rovito / CEO and Co-Founder / Eberjey

"Kris is someone you can depend on. 

She is passionate, strategic, personable, energetic, and hard working. 

Relationships are very important to her, and she makes it a priority to build and nurture them.

She understands what it means to build a brand and a business, embracing change and opportunity along the way.

Kris is someone you want by your side, either as a brand or as a retailer."

Alicia Bilbao / VP OF GLOBAL SALES / Eberjey

"At Brand Assembly we always equate Kris and her team with an amazing energy.   Not only are they extremely pleasant to deal with, but they are always courteous and full of interesting ideas to push the market forward"

Hillary France / CEO, Co-Founder / Brand Assembly

"Kris has an exceptional ability to manage the needs of retail clients while growing and advising brands. Her metier is helping new brands enter the market and remain viable through placement in the right stores.  Kris is ethical, hard-working, and knowledgeable about market conditions. She is also warm and down to earth. "

Alla Prima / San Francisco

"Have I ever told you how grateful I am to you for helping me start my store? You were the first person that told me YES when I explained this spa boutique vision and if I hadn’t got that yes from you so confidently, I may not be where the shop is now. I feel like I surrounded myself in my work life and friend's life before all this with a lot of “you can’t” and “you shouldn’t” people and even though I had been in this industry as a manager, buyer and fitter for 15 years I still had zero confidence to do it myself. I changed my surroundings, listened to my family and reached out. You hit me back with welcoming, enthusiastic and confident energy into this endeavor and it’s crazy to think I almost talked myself out of it. Thank you for being that yes for me, I will never forget it."

Ellen Donbeck / Sliding Drawers / Bainbridge Island, WA

Kris Mesner holds her place as one of the pioneer showrooms in the world of fashion intimates. Since 2000, Kris has helped launch some of the industry’s top brands working alongside major fashion retailers. 

 

Located in Los Angeles, KM Showroom offers a space for brand exposure and wholesale/retail consulting for established brands and stores as well as for start-up companies in the luxury market.  

 

You’ll see when working with KM Showroom, a collaborative, innovative and open mindset is priority. Partnerships are valued above all else. 

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About Kris Mesner

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Once a dancer turned aerobics instructor in the ’80s, Kris found herself captivated with the fashion industry after Gilda Marx hired her to open Flexatard retail storefronts and Body Design by Gilda franchise studios throughout the United States. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Kris eventually landed in Dallas where she had her first experience as a sales representative for European lingerie brands such as Ripcosa and Lise Charmel. After spending a few years in the South, Kris moved to New York to work on 7th Avenue where she received much of her training in sales and merchandising at a vertical manufacturer specializing in plus size women's sportswear. After spending more than 9 years working with some of the largest big box retailers and department stores throughout the US, Kris moved to Europe to continue her passion for fashion. After spending a couple of years traveling Europe she found herself missing home and moved back to Los Angeles where she opened her own Contemporary Fashion showroom, focusing on Intimate Apparel, Swim and Loungewear.

 

Outside of her work, Kris is deeply invested in supporting Women in Business. She is an avid Animal Rights Advocate. She lives an environmentally conscious lifestyle and as a long-time animal advocate has volunteered with local shelters and animal rescue nonprofits for the last 15 years. Today she is an active Board Member at WUFAW- Women United for Animal Welfare a 501(c)(3) non profit that believes the best way to make an impact on animal cruelty around the world is through education and creating awareness on the value of animals in our society and the benefits they provide to our culture and environment. 

Kris is actively working to integrate her charitable endeavors into her business. Each morning Kris starts her day with mindful meditation and an intensive yoga practice. She shares her life with her spouse and their five furry rescue animals and loves to cook using the herbs and vegetables from her organic garden. 

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