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Raising the Bar with Alli and Michael

Aug 2, 2019

Rachel Pally's Cali-cool maxi dresses have been photographed on everyone from SJP and Beyoncé to Jennifer Aniston and Katy Perry, but it was a stint at a university costume department and a chance encounter in DTLA's Chinatown that truly changed everything for her. Since founding the eponymous clothing line in 2002, Rachel's made it her mission to make flattering clothing for women of all sizes, including plus-size and maternity-wear. The native Angeleno continues to support her local economy by designing and manufacturing in her hometown. Michael and Alli caught up with Rachel to find out all about the brand's origin story, growing up with entrepreneur-parents (who founded Gymboree), and how the designer is scaling her growing retail business. Keep up with Rachel at and @rachelpally. And don't forget to follow @alliwebb for #BTS of Raising The Bar and subscribe and rate us!