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JOHNNY WAS

JOHNNY WAS

Inspiration is wherever you find it.

The year was 1987, and for the creators of Johnny Was, it came in the form of a classic reggae song released a decade earlier. Living by the beach in Southern California, while the Bob Marley tune with the eponymous line, “Johnny was a good man…” was on heavy rotation, a clothing line was born.

Just like the universal and timeless appeal of a great song, Johnny Was is about clothes that cross cultures and defy trends. With a bohemian spirit and a true sense of authenticity, we take our inspiration from anything that is beautiful, genuine and just that little bit special; a timeless piece of art, or the luxurious hand-stitching on a vintage dress, to the simplicity of a vibrant bougainvillea. It’s the gorgeous details in life that make it beautiful and that’s what we try to create with Johnny Was; the most exquisite embroidery, luxurious fabrics, a juxtaposition between vintage and modern, and always effortless silhouettes.

Johnny Was creates clothes and accessories that embrace a California lifestyle but speak to a global vision, that feel luxurious, yet ready to be packed into a suitcase for a last minute trip. It is about going through life with an ease that’s both alluring and inspiring.

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JOHNNY WAS QUITO VELVET KIMONO

The Johnny Was Quito Velvet Kimono brings a luxurious bohemian twist to the traditional kimono. The velvet material features a floral design that can be thrown over a simple top.

$338.00

JOHNNY WAS SANTORINI BLOUSE

This beautiful blouse features long sleeves, flattering mid-length, v-neck with self-tie and tassels, and floral and geometric embroidery throughout. Pair with blue jeans and a tan felt hat for a complete look.

$248.00

JOHNNY WAS KIKUMI BLOUSE

This round neck, long sleeve top features beautiful embroidery on a crinkled georgette material. Pair with denim, cognac corduroys or a brown suede high waisted skirt for a complete look.

$235.00

JOHNNY WAS MERIELLE BLOUSE

This beautiful Johnny Was blouse features floral embroidery throughout, a flowing fit, and 3/4 sleeves. Pair with light wash jeans and espadrilles for a complete look. 

$220.00

JOHNNY WAS MELIA BLOUSE

This gorgeous blouse features a relaxed fit and is made from 100% rayon material. With beautiful embroidery, in rich colors, this top with brighten up any outfit.

$258.00

JOHNNY WAS BRIAR YOKE TUNIC DRESS

This feminine a-line dress is made from soft cotton and features a flattering v-neck and beautiful embroidery. Take it into the fall by layering with a denim jacket.

$178.00

JOHNNY WAS 3/4 SLEEVE TRAPEZE TEE

This 3/4 sleeve embroidered tee is cut from soft cotton and features a raw hem, and asymmetrical cut.

$149.00 $59.60

JOHNNY WAS CALIDA TUNIC DRESS

A best selling silhouette, this dress is made from a a super soft, high quality cotton. It features beautiful embroidery throughout, in rich peach and cream colors. Add this dress to your closet and you will have your new favorite throw on.

$178.00