Shops enchant, enthrall, entice. Every shop tells an individual story, carefully curated to reflect each shopkeeper's unique character and vision. For everyone who loves the pleasures of shopping and browsing, THE SHOPKEEPERS is a celebration of shops that evoke wonder and delight, and in an age of e-commerce an opportunity for shopkeepers around the world to share their stories.


The rainbow of colored and sparkling wellington boots at the marvelous Biba in Knightsbridge, London is still indelibly etched in my memory many decades later. Biba was my first encounter with the wonders of an incredibly merchandised emporium, the endless possibilities of curated objects displayed for the customer with optimum visual impact. I am fortunate to have a wonderful design career in which retail and travel are key components. From working in shops as an art student in Dublin, to being part of the team that created the babyGap brand and stores, to orchestrating every aspect of the Orla Kiely Flagship shop in NYC. I started The Shopkeepers to honor this vibrant tradition by sharing inspiring shops, the unique stories of their creators, their locations, and a selection of their products. I hope you are as inspired as I am.