img_4509 Brooke Richman Brooke Richman IMG 4509Brooke Richman is the Founder and CEO of coop & spree, one of New York City’s hottest boutiques.  Brooke opened the store in August 2014 after getting her MBA at Columbia Business School.  The store is located downtown on the up and coming Elizabeth Street, and carries contemporary women’s apparel and accessories.  I love shopping at coop & spree because they carry all of my favorite brands, but I also discover new designers that I hadn’t heard of every time I go in.  Luckily for me, the store has super comfortable seating in it so my husband doesn’t mind coming with me!  Brooke started her career in finance but always had a passion for retail which led her to open her own store after clocking in time at Theory and Helmut Lang.  Don’t miss this store on your next trip to New York!  Read on below to get to know Brooke, who happens to be one of the wittiest women I know. Side note: Brooke has an epic collection of office supplies.

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