Born in London, England, Jane Mayle moved to the United States as a child. After graduating from Columbia University with a degree in Literature, Jane co-founded the store and label Phare in the spring of 1998. The next fall, Jane ventured out on her own to start Mayle. This whimsical, irreverent and romantic collection found fans among women who appreciated individualistic style and over the years, the clothing line evolved to include collections of much coveted handbags, belts and shoes sold in over 60 specialty boutiques around the world. Jane's "magpie aesthetic," a synthesis of ideas old and new, foreign and familiar, garnered critical attention as well. In 2005, Mayle was named a finalist for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award. Jane shuttered the Mayle store and brand in 2009 in order to explore opportunities in the wider world of design beyond fashion and now works as a freelance consultant. A collection of Mayle accessories can be found seasonally at Club Monaco stores nationwide. 2014 promises to be a year of new and different Mayle offerings in a variety of mediums – stay tuned!