This week we welcome retail icon, Iris Fuller, as a guest this week. After 20 glorious years of business, Iris Fuller’s glorious store, Fillamento, closed permanently in 2001. Fillamento opened in April 1981 and led the Fillmore District neighborhood renaissance in the San Francisco area as a successful commercial district. Take a listen as Iris talks the early days of Fillamento, taking on samples & consignment and how that evolved into curating the brand & how far-reaching her mentoring influenced so many people, including previous podcast guest, Michael Schultz from Cursive NY. We even have a cameo from Nathan of Nathan & Co., halfway through the interview. So many nuggets of retail history in this interview!

This episode sponsored by Nathan & Co., a lifestyle boutique filled with little treasures, innovative products, and the perfect gift. With two locations in Oakland, CA, each boutique is chic and eye-catching, but never cliché or stuffy.