Glint has that whole live fast, die young, bad girls do it well attitude that makes me seriously insecure about my style/wardrobe/mantra in life. Glint — with its watermelon-colored bombers, chains, and ape shit prints — has created a brand that strikes me as the place where the cool kids shop. Aside from owning a boutique, Ana Jerez and G.C., the owners and designers at Glint, have their own line Anaoana that has just as many tripped out tees with some simpler basics. To find out more about the duo behind Glint, check out the interview below!
If your store could be described through a playlist, what songs would be on it?
“Any song from Die Antwoord, La Mala Rodriguez, CocoRosie, Justice, Bloody Beetroots, Vitalic, System of a Down, Le Tigre, M.I.A., Azealia Banks, and Refused.”
How long have you been in the biz and how did your shop get its start?
“We started 11 years ago from now. The shop since 6 years ago.”
How would you describe the guys and girls who shop at Glint?
“People who are seeking something different, fresh and exclusive.”
Where is your shop located?
“In the heart of the city between Barcelona Cathedral and Las Ramblas (C/ Banys Nous 22) in Spain.”
Tell us about yourself. What did you do prior to your shop?
“Freelance designing for other brands like ZARA, H&M, Bershka, Pull&Bear… sporadically. Our brand, Anaoana, began in 2001.”
Do you have any pieces that have a cool story behind them?
“Each of them. Mostly, we get inspiration through our travelling, like to Asia, America… even on the plane better ideas comes up. We also get inspiration off the Internet and the people who are following us. They are a never ending source of inspiration. A few days ago, we were watching Gwen Stefani’s video, and came up with an idea for pants! You’ll see very soon.”
What’s your favorite item at the moment?
What is the most rewarding part of owning a shop?
“I think it is the opportunity to work with so many talented people— graphic designers, musicians, and photographers.”
All your site photos look awesome! Who takes the photos?
“We’ve worked with so many differents photographers but, lately, with Gabriel Love from London. We collaborate with lots of people. There are no boundaries with these professionals and they use different cameras that they choose. We never interfere with their shooting process.”
Have any tips of the trade for people looking to start a boutique?
“Just to love what are you doing.”
Have anything exciting planned with your shop?
“Lot of exciting plans are coming. I only can say we’re working on a new concept to our online shop, and incoming our own new collections and other international collections as well. We have in mind new collaborations. All a fantastic horizon!”