The Courtauld Shop

Sarah Khalaf, The Courtauld Shop

Over the past couple of years, we’ve built up an extremely good relationship with Sarah Khalaf, the buyer for the Courtauld Shop at the Courtauld Gallery in London. The Courtauld is world-renowned for its collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, and 20th Century art.

Sarah is sadly leaving the Courtauld in order to set up an online shop of her own. Before she goes, we thought it would be nice to catch up with her to talk about scarves and the kind of customers attracted to the Courtauld.

Challenges of buying for a gallery shop

“Being a buyer for a shop connected to a gallery means you have very discerning customers, and since I’ve been at the Courtauld, I’ve developed a skill in spotting new, fun and quirky products. It’s also important to be aware of all the forthcoming exhibitions at the Gallery so we ma

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