About Our Founders
Nicky Deam and Cora Thomas
Nicky and Cora met in high school in Connecticut but it wasn’t until college in New York that they became close friends. After attending NYU and Parsons School of Design respectively, they pursued careers in fashion. Cora honed her design skills working for brands like J. Crew and Madewell, while Nicky hustled in PR working for brands like Stella McCartney and Isabel Marant.
After nearly a decade and one too many cold New York winters, they both relocated to Venice, California. It was there, enjoying farmer’s markets and bike rides to the beach, that they conceived Barrineau. Designed to keep you calm, cool and collected as you navigate your busy life, the brand is equal parts driven Manhattanite and carefree Californian.