Over the past 25 years, Brora has been enjoyed by customers of all ages, shapes and sizes. Here, we introduce some of those people and share their stories.
Charlotte, 51 is a College Lecturer and chooses Brora because it has the prettiest colours and patterns.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Meeting people from all over the world, of every kind of background, religion and nationality, all making London their home but not always by choice.
What is your earliest fashion memory?
There was the good; I remember feeling like the cat’s whiskers in bubble gum pink drainpipe jeans as a teenager in the 80s and dressing up in my mother’s stilettoes with the toes stuffed full of cotton wool. And the bad; at Glyndebourne, East Sussex aged about 14, in an orange skirt and shirt combination that was perfectly on trend for 2018 but absolutely not on trend that summer.
Do you have any particular memories involving Brora?
The crazy mad sales in Notting Hill’s 20th Century Theatre, which were like a very posh jumble sale as we all pounced and preened and purchased. Smuggest of all was the time I made it in half an hour early and those beautiful trestle tables full of perfectly folded cashmere were still unruffled.
Do you have a fashion muse and if so, who?
I don’t, but if I stopped to think then Charlie Chaplin, Vivienne Westwood, Diane Keaton, and oh to be as brave and brilliant as Beyoncé.