About Us


Flagpole is a New York-based luxury brand founded in 2013 by designers Megan Balch and Jaime Barker. The two met while attending high school and quickly became inseparable, sharing a love for dance and the South Florida beach culture. Balch and Barker’s search for stylish and practical garments led to the creation of Flagpole.

The Flagpole collection is meant to empower. A woman who wears Flagpole is bold and active, resonating poise, style and self-confidence.

Inspired by iconic American style, Flagpole’s beyond-the-beach aesthetic bridges the gap between swim, athletic, and ready to wear. The collection features strong architectural lines, bold color palettes, and cutouts strategically placed to inspire confidence and sophistication.

Using the highest quality fabrics, Balch and Barker work hands-on with artisan tailors in the heart of New York City's fashion district to perfect the fit and function of each collection. Flagpole is created to integrate into all aspects of a woman’s wardrobe.

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To learn more about our quest to keep New York’s fashion district thriving, please read our Made in NYC process.