Burke got her start in New York’s East Village in the 1980s. She has worked as an artist, fashion designer, illustrator, and theatrical designer. Her clothing, handbags, scarves and other accessories are in abundance throughout the store.
While inventory was still being moved in during our visit, a quick glance around and talk with the owner and her husband revealed a well-run business operation that will nicely compliment other fashion spots nearby, including Bliss, Angel Hearts, Sharon C. Boutique and Savioni.
In addition to her own fashion pieces, Burke acts as a curator for seven local artists who specialize in hand-made, one-of-a-kind goods. Mary Anne Koch is a milliner who designs and creates gorgeous hats. Raymond Matthis is a metal sculptor who hand-forges beautiful clocks, birdbaths, and unique jewelry. Melissa Schulz creates wearable, hand-soldered high quality glass jewelry. Lisa Hickey designs suede and leather cuffs and necklaces, as well as calligraphy letter prints and hand-antiqued old-world mirrors. Jeremy Preston, owner of Uniquities Lighting, creates limited edition lamps, sconces, and chandeliers that you have to see to believe. Renee Bergere has created handmade organic soaps, room mists, roll-on fragrances, and candles for the collection. Denise Palmer hand-decorates christmas tree ornaments, and also restores and decorates antique painted furniture embellished with glass mosaic.
Ginnie Burke Collections can be reached on Facebook or at (215) 862-2442.