Browns has always been a London favourite for me, and that’s not just because Miss B was the first to bring Ralph Lauren to British soil. Browns is a London heaven for fashion. You are guaranteed to fall in love with at least a dozen designer pieces the moment you walk in the front door. However, each year it’s Autumn Winter where I find myself forking over the most cash for desirable items.
This season, the Autumn Winter preview was particularly special for me. I was given a tour of the forthcoming stock by the new Buying Director at Browns, Ruth Runberg. Ruth and I both grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. So after reminiscing for about fifteen minutes we dove right in to Ruth’s first season buying for Browns. To say that the selection was impressive would be an understatement of the greatest magnitude. The list of new designers is too long to list but I’ll just give you the highlights: Joseph Altuzurra, Preston Knight, Rochas, Rodarte, Brooke Roberts, Cacharel and of course Club Monaco. I found myself making mental notes at every new rail and trying to design future features as fast as my mind would work.
I don’t want to spoil too much of the surprise for what you can expect to see in store come August/September time, so I’ll just give you a very brief preview of some of the highlights on the day. This is, again, just a taster…so stay tuned for much more to come. Truly, this is one store you will want to keep an eye on when it comes to stocking your closet at the end of Summer.