s.e. hagarman brings glamour to the stationery industry…with her swanky yet simplistic signature style. Hagarman is a self taught artist with a true passion for design. From a very early age she has been fascinated with fashion, architecture, monochromatic color palettes, and bold classic patterns. She gives her designs a vintage yet modern edge and always tries to think outside the box when designing her new releases each year. Her designs are all hand-illustrated for their stationery, cards, and growing gift line. Hagarman has always been an artist, an inherited talent from her Grandmother, who did pen and ink drawing and loved vintage jewelry, hats and glamour.
With the encouragement of her very supportive husband, Patrick, s.e. hagarman started in 2009 and has grown quite rapidly. Their designs are known around the world for being hand embellished with crystals, delicate paper flower appliqués, beautifully embossed paper, and a light dusting of glitter, which the talented staff at s.e. hagarman meticulously adorns to their cards and growing gift line.
They are in over 2,000 retailers: fine stationery stores, high-end gift boutiques, department stores, small gift shops and online retailers nationally and internationally. A few well known companies that they sell to include: Wegmans, Neiman Marcus Online, Papyrus - NIQUEA D., Wynn Las Vegas, The Biltmore Estates, The Ritz Carltons, The Hotel Hershey, Bashas, Harvey Nichols, GLOBUS, William Ashley, Clintons, ITOYA, Art Print Japan, The Montage Motels and Harrods.
s.e. hagarman clearly has a distinct fashion forward quality brand that sets their designs apart in the stationery industry, which they will continue doing. They are now in their second building since starting in 2009. In April of 2016, s.e. hagarman and Patrick bought and renovated a church, turning it into a charming and chic boutique on a quaint tree lined street, showcasing their swanky yet simplistic stationery line, along with the most unique selection of gifts. They also offer posh jewelry, haute handbags, and other stylish gifts. As customers browse the boutique they are also able to get a glimpse of the talented staff in their spacious studio, who work right on the premises, hand embellishing and fulfilling orders to their loyal customers.
Throughout their business journey, Hagarman attributes her success to staying true to herself. "I took my self taught knowledge and talent and turned it into a business." Her mantra for both business and life that she shares with others, "if anyone has a true passion, dream big, think positively , follow your heart, and don't let anything stop you."
What's next in store for s.e. hagarman…"My future is creating a lifestyle brand by expanding s.e. hagarman into wallpaper, textiles, framed artwork, baby apparel, shoes, pocketbooks and jewelry."