There are so many great local business in the Philly area and I love to feature them occasionally here on the blog. The Papery of Philadelphia is an invitation design studio and gift boutique located in the Midtown Village section of Center City. The Papery's owner, Carolyn Brandhorst was kind enough to sit down with me earlier this fall to chat about her business and the services her store offers to its customers. Now on to the interview!
Shen Dove: What inspired you to start your business?
Carolyn: The Papery is actually a family business, my uncles started The Papery a long time ago in Greenwich, Connecticut. Before deciding to take over the business, I worked with my Dad in advertising and I worked in retail before that. I always loved the shop and decided I needed a change from working in advertising. My retail experience paired with the print and design experience I developed while working in the advertising field, made the business a natural fit for me. It became a creative outlet for me to combine the two major areas of my professional experience.