Founded in 1982 by fashion designer Mi Jong Lee, Emmelle Boutique is a purveyor of beautifully designed luxury womenswear and accessories. In addition to our own Emmelle and Mi Jong Lee collections, we also carry select lines from both established and emerging designers, who share a similar independent spirit and thoughtful aesthetic. The result is an experience that embraces both the classic and the cutting-edge, with looks that are timeless yet distinctive.


Working closely with our Garment District atelier, we can provide made-to-measure and bespoke services. Our experienced team of stylists can assist you with custom sizing, colors and fabrics, as well as alterations and fittings. For special occasion couture garments, our head designer is also available for private consultation, by appointment only. 


EMMELLE is a womenswear collection defined by a timeless aesthetic with an artistic perspective, focusing on unique, premium-quality fabrications sourced from Europe and Japan. The silhouettes are clean yet distinctive, reflecting the individuality and strength of the EMMELLE woman.

MI JONG LEE is a designer women’s ready-to-wear collection designed and produced under the creative direction of the brand’s namesake Korean-American designer, Mi Jong Lee. The collection’s pillars include classic foundations with a distinct influence from the world of fine arts, a refined embrace of color, original custom print design, and high ethics and sustainability standards.



Mi Jong Lee, born in Seoul, South Korea, grew up following her father’s diplomatic career and lived in diverse places such as Spain, Mexico, and Costa Rica. As a result, Lee's work is deeply influenced by art, architecture, and culture.

Lee followed her creative inclinations and studied at Parsons School of Design. In 1982 she opened a EMMELLE BOUTIQUE and began building a dedicated customer base with her distinct style of understated elegance.


1044 Madison Avenue
b/t 79th and 80th Streets
New York, NY 10075
(212) 570-6559