ARGYLE Haus of Apparel is a Los Angeles, CA based fashion design house and apparel manufacturing company offering services to established designers, growth-stage companies, and national brands. We are a team of industry leading business experts, technical designers, pattern makers, and master seamstresses with over 150 years of combined experience in the fashion, apparel, and manufacturing industries.
We are the leading clothing manufacturers based in Los Angeles. We deliver high performance value bringing your fashion from concept to consumers. Our fashion industry experts work to bring your product to consumers in the most ethical and sustainable manner possible.
At ARGYLE Haus of Apparel, our vision is to be the American engine that powers your global fashion and apparel brand.
Houman Salem is an entrepreneur and fashion business consultant. As the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ARGYLE Haus, Mr. Salem overseeing the strategic management of each of the company’s divisions. Since its founding in 2010, ARGYLE Company has launched several successful business-to-business divisions that operate within all areas of the fashion and apparel value chain.
Prior to founding ARGYLE Haus, Mr. Salem had founded and served as the CEO of Chelsea Manor Intimates, a retail store destination for entry-level luxury lingerie and intimate apparel. Chelsea Manor Intimates operated within a popular Westfield™ mall property in Southern California, and also operated online through Chelsea-Manor.com.
From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Salem served as a senior executive at the Rubies Costume Company in New York (the World’s largest designer and manufacturer of Halloween costumes with annual revenues over US$400 million). Mr. Salem was enlisted by Rubie’s Costume Company to develop a brand that would capitalize on the fast growing segment for woman’s adult Halloween costumes. In 2008, he conceptualized, founded, and served as the president of Delicious Costumes™, where he was directly responsible for the strategic management and daily operations of the company, including full P&L responsibilities. Under Mr. Salem’s leadership, Delicious Costumes™ operated as a stand-alone subsidiary of Rubies Costume Company. Mr. Salem managed and was directly responsible for product development, cost engineering, overseas manufacturing, global sales and marketing, and logistics. In this position, Mr. Salem reported directly to the President and Executive Vice President of Rubie’s Costume Company.
MBA – Pepperdine University
BA – California State Northridge
LA Business Journal & CFA
CA Apparel Manufacturer of the Year 2017
Salem transitioned his career into the fashion industry in 2004, where he accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer of Forplay, Inc., a Hollywood California-based designer and manufacturer of woman’s lifestyle fashion and intimate apparel. Mr. Salem was responsible for the overall strategic management and financial performance of the company. He managed a Domestic and International sales force helping to gain presence at over 3,000 retail stores worldwide while growing top-line revenues by over 200%. Mr. Salem successfully positioned the company for long-term growth by developing and launching new product lines including a swimwear collection, club wear collection, and a Prêt-a-porter intimates collection.
Mr. Salem’s aggressive marketing tactics lead to celebrity tie-in with Paris Hilton, Brittany Spears, and Carmen Elektra. In addition, he created a joint venture with the Universal Music Group where he entered into a multi-year agreement to brand Forplay fashion with music. In this position, Mr. Salem reported directly to the founding owners of the company.
Prior to entering the fashion industry, Mr. Salem worked in management consulting working with a variety of technology, consumer products, and entertainment companies from 2001 to 2004.
Mr. Salem began his career in the music industry in 1994, where he held positions with EM-Capitol Records, Sony Music Group, and the Universal Music Group.
Based in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, ARGYLE Haus is proud to be an economic force for the local economy and is a strong proponent of American Made products.