A veteran trend forecaster for some of fashion’s most recognizable names: Prada, Gucci, Miu Miu…An avid adventurer who has trekked through the Amazon and traveled the Silk Road of Asia…Desiree Kohan uniquely inhabits two worlds, with one foot planted in the realm of high fashion and the other on a trail blazed through the heart of the natural world.
In 2005, after years spent living and working in Europe, Desiree returned to her hometown of Los Angeles with the dream of combining the best of international fashion and a retail experience rooted in unparalleled customer service. She set out to fill a deficit she saw in the Los Angeles landscape with a store that offered renowned, high-end designers alongside independent brands with unique points of view.
After drawing upon the close personal relationships she had made with designers while living abroad as well as her flair for discovering and nurturing nascent talent, Desiree founded her eponymous boutique in Miracle Mile. Her vision was clear: to merge the singular aesthetic she had honed through travels all over the globe with an unflagging commitment to quality.
With a dual foundation in timeless fashion that transcends seasonality and personalized attention to detail, Des Kohan’s Los Angeles-based boutique and e-commerce platform have received praise for fifteen years. Comprehensive styling, complimentary alterations, collaborative closet edits, same-day messengering, and concierge services are central to Des Kohan’s philosophy of experiential retail.
Desiree has been an animal activist and a fierce supporter of environmental charities since she was in her teens. She is a proud member of The Humane Society’s Humane Generation and also supports The Jane Goodall Institute, Sea Shepard, and The Los Angeles Woman’s Center.