About

In the summer of 2010 we made a decision to take the first step of a life long dream. For as far back as we can remember, we’ve had a passion for clothes.

We moved to Brooklyn in 1986. It was easier for us because of our young age. Our parents had to adapt to a new language and culture that was very different than our birthplace of Jerusalem.

Our father started a children’s wear company out of an Oldsmobile station wagon. The living room of our humble three bedroom apartment on Ocean Parkway was the company warehouse. He worked tirelessly to provide a living for our family - a very different job than his days as a pro soccer player back in Israel. Sports, mainly basketball and tennis, were a big part of our upbringing. Knicks vs. Bulls, Connors vs. Sampras. It was a time for us to hang around the TV with our family and friends. Looking back, it was the American Dream.

When we graduated high school, it was a given that we’d go into the family business instead of college. We learned from the ground up: unloading trailers in the extreme NY weather, making deliveries with the company van to some of the roughest neighborhoods, and eventually managing sales. We were in our late teens and early 20s, and when we weren't working we spent most of our time in Manhattan, collecting clothes, going to rock shows and doing graffiti.

After working and learning from our father for 10 years, honesty and integrity were embedded into us. But it was our mother who taught us taste. She always encouraged us to seek out unique things - items that spoke to us. Amethyst crystals, graphic printed bedding, Chinese tea sets, ancient books about mysticism-- all elements that inspire the OVADIA brand today -- and of course clothing. From her, we learned that details matter.

We didn’t go to fashion school. We didn't intern at a fashion house. We'd never designed clothes. The odds were against us but because of our love for product, the will and passion to succeed was strong. The clothes couldn’t just be anything. They needed to be thoughtful and carry a spirit. They needed to give you that warm feeling inside like when holding a hot cup of tea, while capturing all of the energy of New York, our home.

As the baton is passed to our generation, we carry through the values and beliefs of past and build on that with our own perspective. It’s our mission at OVADIA to elevate the spirit and bring people together through clothes.

Size Chart

Tops XS S M L XL XXL
Shoulder 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21
Chest 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 43-46 47-50
Sleeve Length 32-33 33-34 34-35 35-36 36-37 37-38
Bottoms XS/28 S/30 M/32 L/34 XL/36 XXL/38
Waist 26-28 29-31 32-34 35-36 36-37 37-38
Inseam 30-32 30-32 30-32 32-33 32-33 32-33
Tops Shoulder Chest Sleeve Length
XS 15-16 32-34 32-33
S 16-17 35-37 33-34
M 17-18 38-40 34-35
L 18-19 41-43 35-36
XL 19-20 43-46 36-37
XXL 20-21 47-50 37-38
Bottoms Waist Inseam
XS/28 26-28 30-32
S/30 29-31 30-32
M/32 32-34 30-32
L/34 35-36 32-33
XL/36 36-37 32-33
XXL/38 37-38 32-33

Garment specifications may vary per design. For questions, please contact us.

Measurements are in inches.