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Hackesche Höfe Hof 4, Rosenthalerstr. 40/41, 10178 Berlin
Every Mädchen needs a GretchenThe Gretchen Store is located in the charming Hackeschen Höfen. Even from the outside it is inviting for the customers due to large windows and warm interior. This warm impression stayes even after entering the store. Warm light, high quality furniture and pleasant music make the customers feel comfortable. On the walls you will find pictures of the designer Anne-Christin Schmitt, the face of our brand. The Gretchen bags are placed throughout the room that the customer is always surrounded and inspired by our bags. In combination with an excellent service the Gretchen Store stands not only for quality but also for luxury and exquisite lifestyle.
German designer Anne-Christin was born in 1981 into a family manufacture of fine leather goods , founded by her great-grandfather Otto Kessler in 1923. Encouraged to be part of the family business from an early age, Anne-Christin accompanied her father on business trips to tanneries around the world and took part in countless tradeshows since her childhood days. She designed and produced her first pair of leather gloves at the age of 16. Given the commercial success of this very first design, Anne-Christin has since headed the companies design department, allowing her to develop her profound product knowledge and refined sense for leather goods. Her first-hand experience and in-depth understanding of the characteristics of fine leathers, the craftsmanship and living tradition of the making of leather accessories reflect in every Gretchen handbag.
After discovering her passion for design during her school education, Anne-Christin went on to study International Business in London and Madrid. Parallel to her university studies she was working for Otto Kessler in international sales, holding responsibility for accounts such as the British Ministry of Defence, department stores Marks & Spencer London, El Corte Ingles Madrid, or Galeries Lafayette Paris.Ensuring quality requirements of her customers were always met, Anne-Christin was not only involved in sales and production coordination at the front-end, but also in quality control in production. Her undergoing of all aspects of the family business, from the sourcing of raw materials, via the designing and production of the products, all the way to the selling of the products to customers laid Anne- Christines’ unique base for starting her own business venture.
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Hackesche Höfe Hof 4, Rosenthalerstr. 40/41, 10178 Berlin (Mitte)
+49 30 2021 5165
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Agnes Ketzer | 2015-05-26 20:54:12
habe eine wunderbare Gretchen erstanden - Top Beratung und Service - die nächste Gretchen kommt bestimmt!
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