What Our Customers Are Saying...

Great! City Hearts clothes are always 5 stars. Happy me and I got this for my friend and she was happy too! Looks very stylish, modern and functional. Thanks!                                         C...IN, 04-21-12

Gorgeous Perfect!                                A...MI, 04-18-12

Love It I just love this set. It fits well and feels great on. I have gotten many compliments, as I wear this everywhere with boots or any kind of shoe... Thank you City Hearts. B...CA, 04-16-12

Great Outfit Fits great, warm and cozy. P...MD, 04-12-12

Very Comfortable Wore this all winter and always felt pretty ...                    T...TN, 04-11-12

Beautiful Pants Set This is really rich looking in red. The scarf really gives it a current in style look.... L...CA, 04-08-12

Love Both Jackets Ordered the ivory and raspberry colors and they are both beautiful ... Very well made.                         W...IL, 04-07-12

NICE Very soft and great fit. Went back to buy more and out of my size.             B...CA, 04-04-12

I Wish There Were More Stars I love this set. What a great value and fit. City Hearts you win!                 H...MN, 04-04-12

Love It! Just the thing I was looking for, comfortable and looks great. May order another color if it is still available. B...CT, 03-26-12

Love It Wore it for the first time and it was the perfect weight material for spring in TN...I got it in two colors. E...TN, 03-25-12

Comfortable Two-Piece Lounging Set Beautiful color, so comfortable and easy to wear anywhere, reasonable price. Love City Hearts!! Q...CA, 03-22-12

My Go To Comfy Outfit When I told my friends that these were my sweats they were amazed...great look. V...CA, 03-22-12

Very Pleased I am very happy I purchased this great outfit.                      M...FL, 03-02-12

I Love, Love, Love This Set! It is so comfortable, lightweight and soft. I ordered the pink and love it so much I am ordering the blue-just have to have another set. Perfect for running errands and hanging out around the house. A...TX, 03-02-12

Wow Factor This jacket is gorgeous. I like the lightweight fabric but the styling is also right on. Very classy. I am sure I will get a lot of wear and compliments on this one! S...FL, 02-23-12

Fits Perfect!! This set fits perfect and is so comfortable! ... Thank you so much. G...FL, 02-22-12

This is Beautiful!!! This outfit is just the ticket. The crochet front is gorgeous, and the fit and length is perfect. The leggings are soft and the top drapes perfect, not tight fitting.  Overall-I would rate this set a BIG 10-if I could.     D...WA, 02-19-12

Perfect Little Jacket I bought the yellow first and went back for the blue. This is the perfect jacket for those of us who are always cold. Nice pop of color as well. I want more. L...CA, 02-19-12

Love It! I ordered two of these sets and was very pleased with both the gray and ivory. The fit is good and they are perfect for loungewear.                     C...WA, 02-19-12

Great Little Top I am glad that I got three colors, they are worth it. Very comfortable and not overly heavy. A great spring jacket or a warm top to wear under a coat in colder weather. Bright colors and great matching hat, very cute! A good top for any age. K...OR, 02-18-12

Great Style and Fit Love the fit and price, City Hearts has done it again. I bought it in gray. Very neutral and sophisticated. B...CA, 02-10-12

Quality!!! Ordered one and came back for two more. The word"jog" misrepresents this outfit! The look and quality are superb! This would cost three or four times as much in a department store. I own a lot of City Hearts and love them...I know I can always count on City Hearts!                  J...PA, 01-01-12   

 

 

 

 

 

City Hearts

A Barbara Graffeo Company

 

 

BARBARA GRAFFEO (PRESIDENT and CEO)

Women should feel good in their clothes. Modern lifestyles demand it. 

This personnal design philosophy is the key to designer, Barbara Graffeo's success.  As a multi-faceted businesswoman, Barbara, is the President, Chief Financial Officer and creative force behind The Style Index, a missy sportswear company she founded in New York City thirteen years ago. Barbara saw a void in the women's retail market for casually-elegant, boutique-quality clothing that was affordable, comfortable, and easy to maintain.  Never one to pass up a challenge, she designed and brought to the marketplace, a line of ready-to-wear clothing that was chic-but never too trendy. Today, her designs are successfully marketed internationally under the Barbara Graffeo Collection and the City Hearts labels.

It was inevitable that Barbara became a designer-after all it's in her DNA.  Her father and grandmother were deeply involved in the fashion industry- she found herself drawn to it.  Barbara was convinced that hands-on experience was the best teacher. Sunrise Fashions, a well-known and respected coat manufacturer, hired the promising young designer. In time, her responsibilities grew to encompass all aspects of the business, from buying to merchandising collections. Adding to an already hectic work schedule, Barbara studied fashion sketching at New York's prestigious Parsons School of Design and indulged her passion for dance by continuing adult ballet classes.

Despite her success at Sunrise fashions, Barbara left the security of her current position to become a sportswear designer with Regina Porter.  During her eight years with Regina Porter, she became aware of the void in the ready-to-wear market, for casually-elegant, affordable lifestyle clothing. 

Seeking yet another challenge, Barbara pursued her life long dream of owning a fashion design company and in 1998 founded The Style Index. Her goal was to design "by real women for real women" casually- elegant   lifestyle clothing that was affordable, comfortable, and stylish. The inspiration for her collections was and continues to be the diversity of the city and the wonderful women that live there.

Her savvy acumen has paid off. Today, Barbara’s lifestyle collections are sold both at home and abroad. In the US they can be found at select better specialty stores, as well as being marketed to millions of viewers via multimedia shopping channel HSN. The Style Index collections reach millions of international shoppers through Canada’s shopping channel, TSC, and in the United Kingdom's through QVC UK. 

2010, was an exciting year for businesswomen, Barbara Graffeo. Under her direction, The Style Index became an official State of New York Women’s Business Enterprise.  As a member of the Euro-American Women’s Council, Barbara was chosen by a group of her peers to receive the Goddess Artemis Award, for her exceptional role in providing a mentoring pathway for the advancement of the next generation of women business leaders. In July 2010, she traveled to Athens GreeceBarbara Graffeo 2010 Goddess Artemis Award Recepient for the awards ceremony.  Barbara described the event as “both an honor and a privilege to have been recognized by my peers, but to receive the Goddess Artemis Award in a country considered to be the birthplace of democracy- made it all the more awe- inspiring.” 

As a designer, mentor, and dynamic businesswoman, Barbara has proven herself many times over and fulfilled a dream of owning a successful international fashion design company, yet she confidently continues to seek new challenges. 

 

 

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Contact us at THE STYLE INDEX, 250 W 39th Street, Suite 704, New York, New York 10018.

Tel: 212-730-4709   Fax: 212-730-8026   Email: bgintern704@aol.com