Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Joan Burstein - founder of fashion forward boutique browns.......... interview

Any fashion obsessed shopper is sure to know and adore London based - Browns boutique! With various stores such as Browns, Browns Bride, Labels for Less and Browns Focus........ Browns attracts a wide range of shoppers.

Joan Burstein the founder of Browns Boutique kindly gave me the opportunity to interview her, Enjoy!

When and why did you decide to launch Brown boutique?

We launched in 1970. My son Simon, who is now the CEO of Browns, had a Saturday job working in a shop that is now Browns and when he heard it was for sale he suggested to us we buy it and launch our own boutique.

How many designers collections did Browns stock when it was first launched in comparison to today?

Very few: it wasn’t the same then at all. We stocked people like Daniel Hechter, Emanuel Khan and Cacherel. Then Missoni and Sonia Rykiel

Did you have any favourite designers collections amongst the fall 09 London/Paris/Milan/ New York fashion week shows?

Lanvin, Dries van Noten and Marni

What timeless garment/accesory should every woman invest in?

A nice piece of jewellery. Fashion comes and goes but good jewellery is timeless.

Which up and coming designer do you see lots of potential in to become a world renowned name in fashion?

We think Mark Fast and Mary Katrantzou, who we currently stock in Browns Focus, are very talented and will go far

What are your favourite trends for fall 09?

Over-the-knee boots, wide-shouldered jackets and skinny leggings. Not retro though, all very modern.

1 comment:

  1. lucky lucky you!

    ps: welcome to the blogging world :)