Phyllis Wiener, a native New Yorker, is the woman who introduced
the Love Quotes brand to fashion cognoscenti around the world.
She has a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Teachers College, and taught school children for many years, first in Spanish Harlem
and later in Paris. It was in Paris, where her passion for beauty and keen sense of
aesthetics were honed.
Once she returned to the United States, Phyllis put her undergraduate degree
in merchandising to work as a consultant to contemporary retailers
nationwide. Phyllis scoured markets, factories and backrooms for fabulous,
undiscovered items that would set those stores and their customers apart
from and ahead of the pack.
In 2003, on one of those scouting expeditions, Phyllis discovered a
factory that produced unique fabrics that could be made into luxurious
scarves, wraps, and sarongs at affordable prices and in a gorgeous range
of colors. At first, Phyllis only sold to her consulting clientele, and the
scarves sold so well that the Love Quotes brand was born and Phyllis’s
dream of founding a fashion company with a charitable mission was
Never veering from the path of simple elegance, the collection
continually evolves with new colors, fabrics and styles. Today, Love
Quotes scarves – the perfect accessory – are a favorite among
Hollywood’s A list, can be seen in major magazines and are sold in over
1500 specialty stores worldwide.
10% of net profits going to
international children’s charities...so, Phyllis has turned once again to the
passion she developed during her years as a teacher, improving the
lives of children.