How did you start HAUS 131? I had my first retail job at 15, and decided then I wanted my own store. I started with small trunk shows or “HAUS” parties, then opened my first store after eight months on January 31, 2011, which also happens to be my and my father’s birth date.
How did you get into fashion? I was a tomboy until 11. After I saw Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I became obsessed with fashion.
How would you describe the style of HAUS 131? Young, contemporary, fashion forward and suitable for any budget; most items are under $100.
What are your favorite pieces right now? A flare jean – it makes your legs look long and lean – and distressed denim because you can dress it up or down.
And for fall? Colored leather. Try nude, teal, oxblood or grey.
How do you select your items? I research trends and I travel all over – New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Las Vegas – to bring my customers a unique and beautiful collection.
Do you order things especially for clients? Always.
How often do you receive new stock? Three or four times a week.
Tell us about a “HAUS 131” party? A ‘HAUS party’ is a great shopping experience at home or in the store.
Whose style do you admire? Olivia Palermo because of her twist on feminine classics and blogger Jules of ‘Sincerely Jules’ for her practical, laidback, girl on-the-go look!
HAUS 131, 5517 Magazine St., 885-2333, HAUS131.com