august morgan

How It Started

August Morgan masters the coupling of irreverence with elegance. Founded by Kate Hersch, the brand is known for classic yet fun styles that allow you to go about your day in confidence. What started with Kate’s obsession with vintage needlepoint pillows has evolved into a budding enterprise of cocktail napkins, women’s apparel and more. 

Over ten years ago, August Morgan actually began as a pillow company. Kate “rescued” vintage needlepoint and crewel works and repurposed them into one-of-a-kind pillows sold at fine boutiques including Barneys NY. Kate saw an opportunity to take the mantra of these beloved pillows and create embroidered cocktail napkins at a more approachable price point. The collection has grown to include over sixty designs and has been featured in Vogue and Town & Country.

Women's Apparel

Effortless & Polished

Today, the company also designs women’s apparel. August Morgan’s easy, throw on dresses leave you looking effortlessly polished and are the daily go-tos for women across the country. In everything August Morgan creates, they keep in mind the customer that loves to mix glamor with humor and enjoys a good drink. Cheers!

Kate Hersch

Meet The Founder

Influenced by NYC and her Texas roots, Kate Hersch is a purveyor of embroidered linens, vintage pillows and any touch of glamor. Kate’s personality is fun loving yet she plays by the rules. She believes in dogs on the sofa and is happiest when people look and act their best when not trying. For design inspiration she looks to auctions (she used to work at Sotheby’s New York) and traveling in England.  Kate lives in Austin and is a mom to two fun children and married to a fantastic man.