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Good Read: "The World of Joan Burstein" #fashion #retail #luxury #London (via @Luxecorp

Good Read: "The World of Joan Burstein" #fashion #retail #luxury #London (via @Luxecorp

Browns founder Joan Burstein talks to Ellie Pithers about scarves and bags, setting up shop and how there has to be a feelgood factor in everything she wears. BY Ellie Pithers | 26 January 2013 Joan Burstein at home in north London Photo: Maria Spann Joan Burstein, 86, is the owner of the Browns boutique in South Molton Street, London, a business she founded with her late husband, Sidney, in 1970. An influential fashion buyer, she is credited with making the British reputations of brands including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani and Comme des Garçons. She lives alone in north London. Related articles 'Browns: 40 Years of Fashion' Why Mrs B of Browns simply rocks The World Of: Carmen Busquets Routine I wake up at 9am, when my housekeeper, Juliet, comes in to wake me. I'm not an early-morning person; I bang my head against the pillow as many times as I can to wake...

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