Founder and creative director at Brora since 1993, Victoria Stapleton is the original cashmere queen. Through an immense love of scenic country colours, and a passion for rich Scottish textiles, Victoria created a luxury British brand dedicated to U.K manufacturing, unrivaled quality cashmere and classic clothing for the entire family.
I didn’t realise I would feel quite so emotional about our 20th anniversary; even now, as four weeks have passed, I’m truly moved by all that the business has accomplished. Looking back to that Friday 1st March, as I arrived at the Symons street flagship store to be welcomed by lovely 20th birthday windows, balloons, flowers, prosecco and delightful party cakes; it felt like the day we first opened again!
There were lots of lovely customers flicking through the rails of our bright new collection, chatting, happy, all ages. Mothers with toddlers, husbands with wives, customers with tales of their first ever Brora purchase, old and young eager to find a gem to buy with the contribution of their £20 for 20 years vouchers. I met a customer from Melbourne, a lady from Brussels and another from Argentina!
I’d like to say a very special thank you to all of the birthday bloggers who took part in celebrating this momentous occasion. The time they’ve put in, as well as the wonderful thought behind each and every post is amazing, and the relationships made are truly valued!
It has been such a great 20 years and I in turn would like to further thank all our wonderful suppliers and my brilliant Brora gang who make it all happen! I’ve received emails and calls from work colleagues congratulating me on this moment, from manufacturers I’ve worked with for as many years and other people in similar businesses, all wishing Brora well. And most importantly, thank you to you the customers! I appreciate you joining us in celebrating twenty wonderful years of Brora…here’s to another twenty!