James began his design career in 1979 after attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. During his first season, his label appeared at Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue, some of the most exclusive stores in the country. In the years since that first collection, James Hogan clothing has been carried by the top retailers & fine boutiques throughout the United States and has appeared in Women’s Wear Daily, W, Vogue, and Town & Country as well as other leading fashion publications.
James’ clothing combines impeccable craftsmanship with the beauty of the world’s finest fabrics. French lace, Italian silks and cashmere, Swiss cottons, and wools from the finest Italian and English mills. There’s not only something about the way his clothing looks but also about the way it feels when it’s worn.
James opened his first retail store in 1984 in his native Massachusetts. “I loved working directly with clients in the stores I visited over the years, doing personal appearances and trunk shows, and decided to open my own.” In 2004 James opened a second retail store in the design district in historic Savannah, Georgia.
In addition to his own couture designs, the James Hogan retail stores offer the best of American and European designers.