Meet the Founders
Brooke Stowers + Samantha Belfer Braham met as buyers at Saks Fifth Avenue and quickly discovered their shared entrepreneurial spirit. As the years went by working side by side, they realized they also had a similar vision and passion to bring something exciting to their local retail market.
Brooke + Sam’s mission is to create a highly curated shopping destination that caters specifically to Hobokenites. At Brooke + Bel, looking and feeling your best is their priority. One size does not fit all. They believe shopping is about connection and giving everyone a personalized experience.
Every small business has its story. Brooke + Bel’s opening date was supposed to be the day the mandatory COVID-19 shelter in place went into effect. Overcoming the hurdle of opening during a pandemic was something no one could have prepared for, but it became a meaningful part of Brooke + Bel’s story. The two women feel extremely grateful to be able to build a supportive local community around them. Brooke + Sam hope that everyone’s experience on Brookeandbel.com is just as magical as the interactions they experience with every client that walks through their door.