Cabi - Debbie Chalfant, Personal Stylist
Cabi is freedom—freedom to be your own boss, freedom to discover your true style, freedom to share Style & Ideas with close friends in an intimate personal shopping setting. We’re a company founded by women, for women, and we’re revolutionizing the way women shop and work...one cabi Stylist at a time.
Cabi was created as a way for women to live the life they’ve always wanted. Through changing the way women shop and work, many lives have been transformed over the last 14 years.
The year was 2001, and the world of retail had women leaving the mall deflated by the anxiety and inefficiency of endless, isolated browsing. Clothing designer Carol Anderson began wondering if there was a way to better serve women by giving them the focus, help, and guidance they desired. She had a devoted following of women across the country, and thought if she could just circumvent the store process, by providing full, unedited collections directly to the women she designed for, shopping would forever be changed.
At the same time, management consultant Kimberly Inskeep had the realization that there was a growing need to help women fulfill their desires for a more flexible career amidst the growing demands of life. As Carol and Kimberly talked about how women needed both a better way to shop and a better way to work, an idea surfaced. Could these two needs be met by one solution? They asked ten like-minded friends to brainstorm with them and, although they didn’t know it at the time, they were quietly transforming the retail industry through what became The cabi Fashion Experience.