The Klein Group is a full service childrenswear rep company representing fashion forward baby to tween clothing and accessories collections. We work closely with independent retail brick and mortar stores as well as online retailers. We have a close working relationship with the majors and actively sell to many of them with our brands. In business since 1984 we have a full staff dedicated for your buying and selling needs.
We are a multi-line, full service wholesale showroom based out of Dallas and Atlanta. We are your one stop shopping experience, carrying the most fashion forward collections in baby, kids, girls and boys, and tween apparel and accessories, for specialty stores and department stores throughout the USA.
We find the best quality and fashion in all our clothing. Close eye on the fabrics along with appeal.
We believe accessories finish it all off. We strive to find trending accessories that we all can enjoy.
Our fearless leader has been in the wholesale and retail apparel business for more than 40 years. First as an owner and buyer in her chain of specialty retail kids stores throughout Texas and now on the wholesale rep side. After closing her stores in 1974 an industry vet, Irwin Chaiken, put the bug in her ear to open her own showroom. As she says “All I knew was I wanted my customers to feel like they were a guest in my home when they entered my showroom” She knew specialty stores were the backbone of the retail industry and then Irwin taught her the ropes in the department store arena. With that southern hospitality in tow, she launched into The Klein Group and now years later is proud of the business she has created.
Married to our fearless leader, Marilyn for over 50 years, this money guy has stood the test of time, both in supporting Marilyn in all her ventures, which there are many of, and in supporting the staff and keeping them on task and budget. The longevity of both their love and business collaboration has and is continuing to stand the test of time. As Denny plans his retirement he will move even more into supporting The Klein Group.
When a friend asked Patricia if she would be interested in working a market in October of 1995, Patricia was hooked. Her background in social work lends itself to the great compassion Patricia shows with the stores she works with and the brands she is in charge of. Always willing to lend a hand when needed, you will find Patricia in both Atlanta and Dallas as a strong presence for The Klein Group. Marilyn’s first and oldest employee, Patricia is the essence of southern charm. Her focus these days are on selected brands and in working with specialty stores and department stores when needed.
Elizabeth, a mom of three and a former Neiman Marcus Kids buyer, was looking for a part time job when we scooped her right up. Now years later as a permanent part of The Klein Group, Elizabeth’s specialty is our department stores. She travels all over the country working closely with Marilyn, our brands and department stores and managing the day to day needs of both. During markets you will also see her pitching in and helping out wherever necessary.
This mom of 2 has been in fashion since she was a child. She is our Accessory Queen and this is where we love her. After 7 years in the kids’ wholesale business, Robin’s flair to always get involved has proved a strong quality when dealing with customers and manufacturers alike. She is passionate about everything she touches and prides herself in helping everyone in her path. You will find Robin in both Dallas and Atlanta and anywhere else she is needed when an accessory brand calls.
Owner of CMSM Kids Fashion, Christine comes to us as a consultant, with over 22 years in the kids fashion business. After managing top brands as in house sales manager, she have successfully forayed into the consulting side of the business. Christine is in charge of our day to day back end operations as well as our social media and selling platforms. Realizing a new direction for her business was necessary, she approached Marilyn to let her handle The Klein Group social media. Once orders started coming in from the continuous posting, it was easy for her to slide into the reporting part of the business as this is what she handles other clients. The new platform on social media has been an exciting avenue to learn and we love seeing how great all the brands and stores are at creating their destiny. She says “partnering with The Klein Group has allowed me to expand and explore new avenues. Always an industry leader its exciting working with a company who is not afraid to take chances and lead the way in the kids business.”
Emily is back with The Klein Group again after interning with us while she was in college. She was born and raised in Dallas and went off to Oklahoma State where earned her degree in Apparel Merchandising. She says “I started my love for kids wear while interning for The Klein Group in 2009.” After a summer internship with Nordstrom in 2012, she went to work full time for the department store where she was a sales associate and manager. She is now back and is super excited to work for us and further her career. We are glad to have you back Emily!
Maureen is a true industry vet! She has been in the business more years than we have been around and The Klein Group is so fortunate to have her on our team. You will find her in Atlanta welcoming and greeting our stores. She organizes us for all our appointments and really is the essence of how Marilyn saw her showrooms. Originally from England, she has added a charm and warmth to Atlanta.
Ashawnte’, with southern ties from Mississippi and Louisiana, always knew that she would have a career in the fashion industry. A designer at heart, she started many businesses including consignment stores within her hometown and even college campus, as well as her own clothing line. Coming from a family full of entrepreneurs, helped mold the work ethic and determination she exemplifies today! After taking a trip with Louisiana Tech University, where she planned on majoring in Fashion Design and Merchandising, to Dallas to visit the Trade Center, and knew working at The World Trade Center would be the right fit! Being truly inspired from the visit, she decided that it would be better, for now, to get a more hands on approach that college classes just didn’t provide. January market she reached out to us to become a temp worker for markets. After seeing her work ethic, it was a no brainer that she belonged at The Klein Group!