Posted on November 18 2015
No. 6, named for their street address in SoHo was founded by designers Morgan Yakus and Karin Bereson in 2005. We're huge fans of their classic handmade clogs, in-house fabric prints, and US production and know you will be too. Read on for our interview with No. 6 co-founder Karin Bereson and what makes No. 6 Store tick.
1) Why do you work with the specific boutiques/retailers you do?
"We're always excited to work with like-minded brands and retailers. People who are excited about the product, have a history of supporting smaller designers and independent makers, and have a unique point of view."
2) What does your creative process look like?
"It's always collaborative. We are usually inspired by film, literature and art. We are also inspired by our very own No.6 girls. Often times one of us will have an amazing piece we all fall in love with and that informs a certain feel or silhouette."
3) How did No. 6 Store get started?
"As a long time stylist I have been dressing people for years. I've always been way more inspired by the reality of the way women dress in real life rather than on the pages of a magazine. The way we mix new pieces into our existing wardrobes to constantly update and reinvent ourselves. I've always used vintage as a stylist and I wanted to have a space where women could find new, as well as old, pieces that were beautiful and interesting."
4) What was the biggest inspiration behind your spring collection?
"We are always thinking about our customer and what she wants to wear. SS16 definitely feels more cheery, ’60s- and ’70s nostalgia mixed with our classic easy pieces that transition nicely into spring and summer."
5) What is the most important thing you've learned so far?
"The plan is never the plan. You have to be prepared for everything to change, and be able to roll with the punches."