The Nickel & Suede Story

About Us

Nickel & Suede is a Kansas City-based fashion and accessory brand started in 2014 by Kilee Nickels, Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Kilee's eye for trends and her classic, unexpected style has inspired Nickel & Suede's mission to offer just the right thing™ for every look.

Kilee Nickels, Founder & CEO of Nickel & Suede

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Kilee is the founder, CEO and creative director at Nickel & Suede. Her unique personal style is cultivated from varying color palettes, contrast and unexpected choices. Her ability to translate what's trending and make it her own is at the core of her creative strategy.

As a mom of five and longtime influencer, Kilee is passionate about inspiring others in self-care and optimism.


We have just the right thing to complete your wardrobe, occasion-based look and everyday style.

Inspired by Kilee's personal aesthetic, we design and curate high quality fashion jewelry and accessories. Whether you're looking for a timeless piece or a trending statement, Kilee's mission is designing just the right thing every time.

Our Community

With support of our loyal customers and determined team, Nickel & Suede has become a global brand. We have two brick-and-mortar stores in Missouri, and we bring our products to a vast online market and we wholesale to retailers nation-wide.