New York City, 1983: Our story starts here. Founder and designer, David Chu, had one clear vision: to bring the inspiration of the sea to everyday style.
Nautica was born.
Inspired by the Latin word nauticus, meaning “ship,” our name, logo, and identity tie our heritage to the sea and all of its energy and inspiration.
Headquartered in a style capital surrounded by water, New York City, we celebrate
the people and places that share that passion, and give them style that is in- spired by the sea, designed in the city.
Our collections are made of authentic nautical details, performance-driven fabrics and clean lines. In short, Nautica is a sea heritage brand that offers timeless designs at competitive prices.
We create style that lives where the city meets the sea. We are Nautica.