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Browns Fashion

About Browns (Fashion)

Joan Burstein created Browns with her husband Sidney in 1970. Once a small boutique housed on the ground floor at 27 South Molton Street, Browns rapidly became one of London's most important fashion destinations and grew quickly, expanding through five connecting townhouses with number 23 being exclusively for men. Joan Burstein is credited with discovering such talents as John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Commes des Garcons.

Today, Browns is just as revolutionary as it ever was. One of London's most valued fashion landmarks, it continues to offer pieces that have been individually handpicked from the world's top designers.
Browns offers a special personal service and the ultimate shopping experience for clothing and accessories for men and women under one roof.

Number of stores

1

Founded

1970

Parent Company

Farfetch

Fun Facts

  • The flagship store is on London's South Molton Street.
  • In 2006, founder Joan Burstein (known in the fashion industry as Mrs B) received a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to fashion
  • Browns is known for discovering talents such as John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane, but it also brought designers such as Calvin Klein, Armani, Ralph Lauren and Jill Sander to London.