11 Oct 2013

Our Inspirational Trip To Amsterdam

So the time has come for us buyers to start looking forward a full year to AW’14. This time the 3 of us chose Amsterdam for one of our many inspirational shopping trips. It’s a beautiful place brimming with art and culture, not to mention the endless streets of boutiques. Shopping is never dull in Amsterdam and if you do get tired, there are cafes galore to catch your breath and watch the world go by. If you’re very lucky you might even spot one of the Space Invaders’ street art – here’s the one we found! x

3 Oct 2013

A Day To Remember

Well, I’ve been on photoshoots in previous lives at other companies, but nothing like this one! Joe Brown’s first foray into model photography! We’ve had mixed reactions to the notion of model images in the past, so it was really important that we got it right. The essential ingredients – down to earth people, originality, honesty and lots of fun!
It rained all the way across to Scarborough (I wanted to write ‘sunny Scarborough’ there, but it generally isn’t is it!) – but the clouds lifted just as the make-up was finished and the lovely hair primped! (I’m talking about the men here, as they had far more of it than the women!).

We took over the top floor of Scarborough’s finest Golden Grid Cafe – with its famous whiff of fish and chips greeting our nostrils throughout the day – and then headed off outside to meet the locals and make a start.

First stop was the slot machine arcades – well that lasted for all of about 23 seconds as we were briskly chucked out - no time to stop and make a wish with the Zoltar man and we’ve no idea who passed the post first on the donkey derby…

So we headed off to one of the good old rock shops on the promenade – and met a really nice, helpful lady (thanks so much Amanda Long – you were brilliant!). Queue plenty of merriment with sugar dummies, candy floss and sticks of rock...well, until they were completely distracted by a hoard of passing dogs which led to a totally impromptu canine shoot!

On to the fish and chip shop – and by now trailed by a whole host of friendly locals, desperate to learn more about Joe Browns and why we were causing havoc in their home town. To say models aren’t supposed to eat much (and certainly not glorious calorific grub!), they didn’t do a bad job of emptying the polystyrene cartons – and what was left was thrown at each other, then finished off by the seagulls – we grabbed some great photos as they dive-bombed the team down by the beach!

Then we were off to the sea – yes, the very wet stuff that the boys couldn’t resist getting themselves (and everyone else including the cameraman) soaked in. Without a pair of spare underpants between them (only realised at quite a late moment), a pretty daring feat.

Sharing two towels between four people, we squelched back to base to get ready for the final shots in a great local pub. Various peanut fights, multiple shots and a lot of laughs later, everyone was dressed in onesies for the last shot – queue some very funny pictures with the locals, peering through the pub windows wondering what on earth was going on. It’s normally just quiz night on a Thursday and isn’t Joe Brown an old singer?!

All in a day’s work at Joe Browns!!

29 Aug 2013

An Intern's Diary:Part 2

 Diary:Part 2
The Second half of my internship has been another eventful two weeks. I got in on Monday after no luck finding my car keys. I was initially in a good mood however I should have known nothing good ever comes out of Monday.  Fast forward to me at the garage being given a very large bill for a new set of keys. So after crying in the car for most of the afternoon, I realise my internship can only get better.

My big project was to track Joe browns use of Facebook, which as a student I was a natural at.  I enjoyed the opportunity to present my findings to the Marketing Director. This is one of the advantages of working in a smaller organisation,  at other internships you would rarely get the opportunity to make a presentation. So this for me is one of the key highlights and apparently I did a pretty good jobJ

More fun at Joe Browns is always round the corner. Last Thursday was free doughnuts day, so as mothers say get a healthy breakfast. By 11 o’clock last Thursday I had eaten a McDonalds, two cokes and three doughnuts!!

So  all in all coming to the end of my work experience, it has been hugely enjoyable being a Joe Browns intern. The work has been extremely useful and the friendly atmosphere has been great. Tonight for my last night I can’t wait to go on the company night on a barge cruise, complete with DJ and Karaoke! What a way to top off a brilliant 4 weeks with a shandy.... or two .HAHA!

28 Aug 2013

Win a £250 Joe Browns Voucher!

Click here to enter http://bit.ly/winjbcomp

Simply pick which styles you think will be the bestseller's this month, then keep your fingers and toes crossed for a win! 

Watch our Fashion show

19 Aug 2013

The Inspiration Behind Our New Autumn Range

A/W13 inspiration

This season we've travelled from Menston, West Yorkshire all the way to Moscow, Russia and come back with loads of inspiration for our new season ranges. We have also mixed it up a bit, bringing you quintessential English style with a modern Joe Browns twist! Read more about our inspirations and discover the stories behind them...

A Winter’s Tale

 Our Winter’s Tale theme is inspired by Soviet history, using loads of traditional textile techniques, ornate detailing, stunning Jacquards and remarkable tapestry designs.

From Russia with love coat: £69.95

Wuthering Heights

Our own fairytale fantasy theme, imagine the moors and floaty fabrics with delicate finishes. A Joe Browns twist on a classic story.

Wistful waistcoat dress: £44.95

 Lust For Life

This is all about freedom and living life to the full. Go outdoors, do something different, step right up to the edge of your comfort zone and feel exhilarated! This range is all about adventure, music and travel but most of all it's about having fun!

Dancing Darlings T-shirt: £16.95


Think the quintessential English gent. This collection is where the English countryside meets Joe Browns style to create an altogether eclectic look.

Stunning Check Blazer: £84.95

Which collection will you be rocking this season?

16 Aug 2013

A Week in the Life of an Intern at Joe Browns

Name: Charlie Partington
Occupation: Student

Being an intern at Joe browns is a very interesting experience. Having been an intern in a big company in the past, going to work every day in a suit and tie, it's a nice change to work for a company with such a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

 Week 1

As I get the taxi in the morning and travel down a little road on the outskirts of Leeds to a warehouse, I originally think where am I! But I never judge a book by its cover. The outskirts of Leeds, is home to the modern and relaxed offices of Joe Browns.

As I am no good at making tea, I have been put to actual use learning about all the various departments. It’s of course not all fun and games for a student. Getting up in the morning before lunch is a massive shock, I have even started having this meal called 'breakfast'. Although being a student it consists of a McDonald's and a large can of Red Bull. Breakfast of kings!

 Highlight of Week 1

The highlight of my first week was definitely seeing the new season fashion show, it was a real treat. This was a chance for staff and some of our most loyal customers to get up close and personal with the new range. Seeing all the models in the new season clothes was amazing and atmosphere in the office was fantastic. The clothes (and the models) looked great. I really enjoyed it!

                                                          (A/W 13 Collection)

Another highlight of week 1 was getting to go and see the new catalogue being printed. The printers was huge and it was really interesting to hear about the print process of such a unique catalogue. Certainly not run of mill!

 Low Point of Week 1

I also got to go home early last Friday. In all the excitement of that, I misplaced my car keys. Cue a crazy Friday night sat in a station car park... at least it’s not raining (Oh wait!)

(My car on the way to the garage)

All in all my first two weeks working for such a fun a casual business have been great, no need for false formalities or ivory towers exist here. Let’s hope all my hard work and efforts land me some of the new season products I have got my eyes on!

19 Jul 2013

The Pub Where Joe Browns Was Born

Guess what! The pub that sparked the idea for Joe Browns has just been voted the 3rd best beach pub in the world! It definitely inspired us: http://bit.ly/11WuULf

15 Jul 2013

Searching For The Remarkable in Paris

Our lovely buyer Leigh spent the weekend in Paris in search of unique styles to add to our range next season. It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it ;)

17 Jun 2013

When the Remarkable Happens...

When we got a tweet from a lovely customer telling us that she had bought our
antelope dress for her upcoming trip to New York we asked her to send us a picture of her wearing it...well she did, and look what happened!

12 Jun 2013

Joe Browns - Men's Unique Printed Shirt Video

Tony from the Joe Browns team shows us his summer holiday look.

All the products featured in the video are available to buy now at

Unique Printed Shirt
Product code: SH505

Bootcut Jean
Product code: TR326

Sharpen Up Brogue
Product code: FW147

6 Jun 2013

Joe Browns - Men's Havana Print T-Shirt Video

Will from the Joe Browns team shows us his laid back summer style.

All the products featured in the video are available to buy now at

Havana Print T-Shirt
Product code: TS707

Combat Short
Product code: MS092

Canvas Espadrille
Product code: FW153

The Argentinian Belt
Product code: AD201

4 Jun 2013

Joe Browns - Men's Ballyhoo Shirt Video

Ian from the Joe Browns team loves our printed shirts. See how he wears it.

All the products featured in the video are available to buy now at

Ballyhoo Shirt
Product code: SH510

Rock Star Blazer
Product code: JA140

Sharpen Up Brogue
Product code: FW147
Straight Fit Jean
Product code: TR329

31 May 2013

Joe Browns - Women's Days Gone By Dress Video

Ellie from the Joe Browns team shows us her favourite summer look and how she styles it.

All the products featured in the video are available to buy now at

Days Gone By Dress
Product code: LD410

New Native Leather Belt
Product code: AD211

Funky Wedge
Product code: LF303