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 Comme des Garcons. Her talent for spotting future fashion super stars, "is nothing more than a hunch, "it just happens", she says. "People say, 'How can you tell' It's a gut instinct."
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. "We buy only pieces we like, we edit tremendously. It's all about quality and individuality. It's all a concept." says Joan Burstein.
Shop by product, gender, brand, price range or browse through the latest items. Browns even has a bridal shop, sorted by designer alphabetically (not all items can be ordered online, who will buy her wedding gown online?) so you can get inspired for The Big Day. They provide lots of information about designers and every item on this website features a picture of a model wearing the item, even jewellery items.
Shipping costs at Browns vary from free (depends on location and total purchased amount) to $40, depending on the delivery location.
You can return or exchange your purchase. Browns offers free returns worldwide with the use of their DHL account. You have to get in touch with Browns within 48 hours of receiving your order to get a Return Authorisation Reference number. They don’t accept returns or exchanges on earrings.
Made to Orders are non-returnable and are non-exchangeable.
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