Karen started her career in the fashion world as a buyer for Maurice’s department store in Duluth, Minnesota. With her innate enthusiasm, design sensibility, and business acumen, it wasn’t long before she became a merchandise manager, and Maurice’s grew to a 700-store chain. Her life took an exciting turn when marriage brought her to the San Francisco area where she became Vice President for an apparel company. Little did she know at the time that these roles would serve as the perfect training ground, giving her the knowledge and skill sets that she would later draw upon to build her own branded empire.
With her new life, and new child, Karen took some time off but never stopped designing. She first developed pajama sets for herself, and friends soon demanded their own. In 1994, Karen Neuburger formed her namesake sleepwear brand – KN Karen Neuburger. She has always believed that the best moments in life are experienced in pajamas – whether baking cookies, wrapping presents, or cozying by the fire, pajamas have always symbolized togetherness, comfort, and warmth. With that in mind, she set out to develop a line that brought those feelings together, offering all day comfort, in all day sleepwear.
It wasn’t long after that this idea caught on! In 1997, Karen sent her pajamas to Oprah and she soon became our greatest fan. For the first airing of her new show, ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things’, she wore Karen Neuburger pajamas and applauded the cozy, comfortable, relaxed fit. Since her inaugural appearance, Oprah has continued to feature KN Karen Neuburger sleepwear, making the brand a prominent name, and giving birth to the all-day sleepwear revolution.
A woman’s life is a work in progress. So too is the KN Karen Neuburger brand. Over the years it has grown to include robes, Mommy & Me, KN Inspire Loungewear, and KN Cool. Today, the Brand is under the discerning stewardship of Delta Galil, which acquired the company from Russell-Newman, Inc. in early 2011. Delta is committed to seeing KN Karen Neuburger maintain its position as a industry leader among the women’s sleepwear category, and will continue to offer fun, colorful prints in the most luxurious fabrications, bringing comfort and happiness to all who wear them.