Eponymous founder Maryam Nassir Zadeh and her husband and business partner Uday Kak, who is also a photographer, made a contested divorce filing in a local Brooklyn court late last week. Documents in the case are sealed, but a contested filing generally means there is either a dispute over child custody, assets or both.
The boutique carries a number of luxury designers, from the established to the new, like Marni, Rochas, Isabel Marant, Jacquemus, Lemaire, Jesse Kamm and Dumitrascu, and offers an array of apparel, accessories and jewelry. Its web site gets about 400,000 hits per day, according to Amazon’s Alexa web traffic tracker, and the brand’s main Instagram account has 132,000 followers.
Zadeh and Kak, who married in 2001 and both attended Parsons, could not be reached for comment on the split or what effect it will have on their business.