I'm Les, owner of Jhené and Grey (pronounced, Juh-nay) - a minority-owned, woman-owned, family business. I'm a Filipina-American 30-something with a corporate background in women’s fashion tradeshow sales and wholesale account management. Although I am the main face of the business, I have loads of support from my husband, Ant, and daughter, Kaia who both spend plenty of time with me in the shop when they aren't at work/school!
Jhené and Grey started in 2019 as a children’s e-commerce website carrying trendy children’s clothing and accessories that weren't easy to come by in stores. The vision was largely inspired by my daughter, Kaia Jhené, who was a toddler at the time. I loved shopping for her and dressing her in ways that expressed her vibrant personality, but was tired of being limited to the same repeat-styles that were available at popular U.S. children’s retailers.
In early 2020 at the start of the pandemic, we introduced women’s loungewear to the assortment in sizes S-L. With so many people now working from home, it made sense to offer fashion-forward loungewear options to replace traditional "business casual" office attire. As interest in our womenswear grew, so did the demand for women’s styles and eventually, additional sizing.
In order to better serve our growing adult customer base, we made the difficult decision to stop selling childrenswear and shift our focus towards curating our women’s selection. We now carry a wide range of women’s styles and sizes from S-3X.
In June 2021 we opened our storefront at 86 High St., Mount Holly, NJ. A dream that felt so distant became reality almost overnight and we couldn’t feel more “at home.” Being township residents ourselves, we have loved getting to know our neighbors over the last few months!
Our vibe is still very much “cute and comfy” - mostly everything found at Jhené and Grey is really versatile and hand-selected for everyday wear. Much like our start in childrenswear, we are still very much trend-driven and serve what we like to call: "elevated comfort." We style it up, dress it down and wear it everyday!
We thank you for taking the time to get to know our story and welcome you to visit us in-store and online!
(Photos: Pine and Joy Photos)