About Mary Jo Bruno
MJ is a west coast based designer who has been designing and producing her own label of intimate apparel and lounge-wear for twenty plus years.
A Southern Californian-native, Mary Jo Bruno has spent the past 25 years perfecting her craft as a luxury lingerie designer. Her story starts in Paris where she studied and trained at Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. As a young designer, she worked for a few legendary courturier houses located on the historic Boulevard Saint Germain. Adopting French methods and traditions, MJ is a bona fide couturier, owning and operating an atelier with a staff of 15+, and consistently producing a minimum of two seasonal collections – all requisites for the prestigious professional distinction. MJ successfully launched her own namesake label selling directly to major retailers like Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Henri Bendel. Known in the industry as a savvy designer and perfectionist, she balances a love of vintage inspirations with modern sensibilities.
Mary Jo's passion as a designer and entrepreneur has lead her down many paths. While maintaining her designer lounge-wear collection she created numerous private label projects for years under The Limited Group umbrella. Inspired by motherhood she launched her cutting edge collection of sleep-wear for boys and girls. Impressed by her state of the art printing techniques Disney contracted her designs for their theme parks and stores. Anxious to return to her true desire for luxury she now solely designs for her own label.