Joining Sid and Ann Mashburn are their daughters, from left: Harriett, 13; Louisa, 17; Daisy, 15; Pauline, 8; and Elizabeth, 19. In the photo, above right: cotton swatches for the Sid Mashburn shirt.
Ann and Sid Mashburn are so cool. Both have successful clothing companies housed in amazing boutiques in Atlanta. Sid’s store features a ping pong table, bottled Cokes for thirsty customers and a fabulous larger-than-life equine painting behind the counter (oh, how I want that for my living room). Ultra cool.
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Two Sid Mashburn employees sporting the brand at the Atlanta store.
Meanwhile, Ann’s boutique is light and airy, more feminine, yet shares that “Southern chic” aesthetic for which the Mashburns are known: Tailored cuts and classic lines, yet with a modern twist.
Ann Mashburn, Atlanta
The Ann Mashburn showroom, Atlanta
Did you know that Sid Mashburn designed the J. Crew barn jacket? The barn jacket was a staple of my college wardrobe. And to think that good ‘ol Sid designed it. That piece of clothing went on to bring J. Crew $10 million in revenue each year. Holy cow. That is beyond cool.
Then there’s his lovely wife Ann, who opened her own shop two doors down from Sid this past summer. Love, LOVE her gingham shirts. Like Sid, she also carries other designers, in addition to the Mashburn in-house brand.
The Mashburns are proud parents of five – yes, five – daughters. We’ll see if more Mashburns join the family business in years to come. For more details on the Mashburn family, view this article from Taigon’s archives.
Images take from Garden & Gun and “Fetch,” by Taigon