“Good or bad, I know who I am and I own it.”
“I run with a fabulous circle of people.”
Jill Zarin, (Born November 30, 1963; Woodmere, New York), is married to Bobby Zarin, owner of Zarin Fabric Warehouse and Home Furnishings, a home furnishing and fabric store on the Lower East Side, which has been featured on the show. Jill does marketing for the store. She has a daughter Allyson from a previous marriage. The Zarins currently live on the Upper East Side of New York. Their summer home in The Hamptons, featured on the show, was sold in 2009.
Zarin attended Simmons College, began her career as Assistant Buyer at Filene’s, and went on to become the National Sales Manager/Vice President of Great American Knitting Mills Jockey division.
In 2010, Zarin published the advice book Secrets of a Jewish Mother, co-authored by her sister Lisa Wexler and mother Gloria Kamen. A paperback edition was released in 2011, with an added chapter on bullying. She also appeared on an episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in the same year. The “Jill Zarin Home” bedding line was released in late 2010.
Bravo announced in September 2011 that Zarin would not be returning for season 5.
Zarin has launched her own shapewear and hosiery line, Skweez Couture, available at major department stores and has appeared on HSN. “Jill Zarin Jewelry” launched exclusively at Lord & Taylor in Fall 2012. Jill is a featured speaker at Fortune 500 companies as well as universities including Brown.
Jill was a regular weekly guest on ABC’s Good Afternoon America during the Summer of 2012.