coop & spree is a brick & mortar retail concept featuring contemporary women's and children’s apparel and accessories. The multi-brand retailer, which carries over 60 different designers from the around the globe, first opened its doors in August 2014 on Elizabeth Street in downtown Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood. From inception until 2018, coop & spree primarily focused on women’s apparel and accessories but, in August 2018, coop & spree launched coop kidz, an in-store apparel and accessory boutique for babies and toddlers. To complement our merchandise assortment, we provide premium services and luxury amenities vis-a-vis our same day NYC delivery, nationwide shipping, private shopping events, and in-home personal styling appointments and consultations (free of charge). Clients can also utilize our smartphone charging station and enjoy snapping photos in our permanent photobooth.
coop & spree has been featured in publications such as Women's Wear Daily(WWD), The New York Times, US Weekly, New York Magazine, In Style Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Racked NY, StyleBistro, The Fashion Spot, DAEP, Fashion Times, and more. Additionally, coop & spree has been featured on the following TV stations: ABC News, Fox 5 News, TLC, & The Style Network.
coop & spree is the brainchild of founder and CEO Brooke S. Richman, who graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Brooke then worked at Citigroup as a Credit Sector Specialist, covering high grade & high yield retail companies before leaving Citi to work as a buyer in the retail department for Theory & Helmut Lang. Knowing she wanted to open her own retail venture, Brooke wrote her business plan at Columbia Business School, where she obtained her MBA in 2013 and graduated with Dean's List Honors. coop & spree is named after Brooke's childhood golden retrievers, Cooper & Sprewell (named after former Knicks Player Latrell Sprewell).
Brooke's passions and hobbies include the NBA, the NHL, American History, Politics, Concerts, Running, and spending time with her pups (Melo and Bronny) and her 2.5 year old niece.