The brand pays homage to its French roots with its name La Porte, meaning door. The line re-conceptualizes swimwear as fluid ready-to-wear collections, creating each silhouette as a point of connection amongst people, places, and cultural movements. The label redefines swimwear as a livable luxury with versatile design and the highest quality fabrics, made of Italian fabrics from the most sustainable mill in Europe.
La Porte is committed to delivering products that make women feel their most confident, best self. Proudly made in New York City, a portion of every sale is donated to a non-profit dedicated to opening doors and empowering women.
Born in Cape Cod, owner and designer Jo Davenport Calica lived every summer dreaming about her next bathing suit, vacationing in the BVI's and growing up on Bass River, she could always be found at the beach or sketching in the sand. She credits her parents for her deep love of the water. Jo started LA PORTE to create a more empathetic experience with swimwear and to help women feel their best no matter their age, shape, or size. Today, she lives in Chicago with her husband Adam, dog Wally, and travels any chance she gets to be in a swimsuit.