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Molly b Stores



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who is Molly b?

Susan Trefethen opened the first Molly b store in 1987, in Berkeley, California, naming it after here daughter, Molly. Previously, Susan had been successful with another retail endeavor. While on her first buying trip to NY for Molly b, as she got into a cab, the driver asked if she had heard the news: the stock market had just crashed!

Persevering, she opened the Vine Street store in the artisan neighborhood of North Berkeley, also known as the "Gourmet Ghetto", which also houses Chez Panisse restaurant and the original Peet's Coffee.

Dedicated to supporting designers and to artistic, personal expression, Susan's keen eye led the store to specialize in irresistable, creative fashions for women, from top designers of Europe, Japan and the U.S. Fourteen years later, she opened another store on Berkeley's buzzing Fourth Street. Both are still open today.

For over twenty years, Susan has worked with artist Nina Taylor, who creates Molly b's cinematic store windows. (Many are shown on this site.) These now notorious windows-often elegant, dramatic, fanciful or whimsical-express the spirit and style of Molly b. These windows were photographed by Andy Stewart.

Fabulous fashions-with suprising unique styles, exquisite fabrics and notable details-make Molly b's collections of wearable art a true collection of the talents of many people: a collection still brought together and fostered in the lively shops, by the eye and heart of Susan.

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