Charlotte Simone, the gorgeous Londoner who specializes in luxe fluffy color pop accessories done in real and faux fur has arrived in NYC! What sets Charlotte’s cult collection apart is that for every piece that’s created with real fur, the style is also created in faux so that there are options for everyone. Charlotte is a businesswoman and entrepreneur to the next level. The enterprising blonde grew her business from a single scarf at 23 years old into the multimillion-dollar brand it is today using Instagram as a tool to speak directly to the client. We chatted to Charlotte about her trip to the Big Apple, and what’s next for the brand!
Welcome to NYC! What are you excited to do, see and eat while you're here? CHARLOTTE SIMONE: Thank you! I love it here, always happy to be in New York. It was my home for a long while when I was a student at NYU so they’re a great deal of nostalgia that comes with spending time in the city.
I will be spending a lot of time at the Javitz center this trip as I am doing a trade show! But in my breaks, you can certainly find me at Bar Pitti for a big bowl of pasta and DŌ for a big bowl of cookie dough!
How do you think the NYC girl differs from the London girl? C.S: I’m not sure…I’d like to think I’m a bit of both! On the move and motivated are two of the core similarities of both women. I think New York women are strong, inspired and know how to get what they want. London woman do the same, but with a bit of a coy nature.
You've grown your business so much in the last year. What drives you? C.S: Trust me, there are so many exciting things to come! I’m truly driven by the entrepreneurial spirit my father instilled in me as a child. He’s a business owner and always encouraged me to follow my dreams, been my biggest fan.
The business has grown an exciting amount in 2018 with 60% of sales in the past year being attributed directly back to social media: our growth is definitely also driven by the love our clients show for us. We want to continue to expand based off of favorites people have shown which is why I am so excited for what’s to come next season with more knits and different textures.
Your collections are feminine and fun! What inspires you? C.S: I’m inspired by what I conceive to be modern femininity. Strong females who are constantly busy and on the go they do it all and they want their look to transition from day to night and buy quality pieces that will punch any outfit up a notch.
What's been the coolest part about starting your own business? C.S: Being my own boss, being in charge of my day to day and how that shapes the Charlotte Simone brand. It’s so exciting to have a vision and fully be able to see that to fruition, but it takes a lot of work and planning. It’s been really cool to go through the ups and downs of learning how to properly man this ship and take it to the next level.
Who do you love to follow on Instagram?! C.S: Love this question because I’m so inspired by the woman who wear Charlotte Simone. Seeing how differently every woman styles the brand keeps my ideas fresh and evolving!