About Us

What do you get when you star-cross an exotic Eastern entrepreneur with a Midwestern chanteuse living in Haight-Ashbury in 1978? We got a love child, and named it BILA.

Soon after, we moved our infant clothing company to the sunnier, breezier lifestyle of Southern California where BILA took like a fish to water. You can see it in the parade of unique prints. You can feel it in the natural fit of our designs and the soothing textures of our fabrics. BILA wears like an endless summer.

There is another reason for our success, too. The company is directly involved in every stitch of its business. We're hands on, full time. We design both our lines FORBIDDEN and BILA on site at our newly built four-building facility near L.A.'s Fashion District. We travel to India to personally select our fabrics from weavers we've known for over 30 years. We work one-on-one with the mills, factories and printmakers to ensure the quality, look and originality that has made BILA a leading trend and style label that continually delivers a fresh, bankable product to its buyers.

If you're a first-time browser to our website, welcome. If you're a longtime customer, we're glad you stopped by to look at our latest merchandise. We think you'll like what you see, and by all means, if your travels bring you to LA, give us a call. We'd be happy to show you around the new digs.