(HARLEM – March 9, 2019) – Be sure to RSVP for Black Wall Street HARLEM on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 pm at MIST Harlem. Please visit: https://blackwallstreetharlem2019.eventbrite.com. As always, the event will feature the coveted Joe Manns Black Wall Street Awards.
Honorees include Prince Jenkins.
Who is Princess?
“Stop waiting to lose weight to buy a new wardrobe, dress the fat you got” ~ Princess Jenkins
Meet Princess Jenkins, founder, chief visionary, speaker and marketing strategist for Harlem’s Crown Jewel, The Brownstone. Jenkins has been dressing full-figured women for the important moments in their lives for over three decades. The Brownstone counts black girl magic, royalty from the stage, television, music, film and politics as personal clients: Patti Labelle, Jennifer Holiday, Lillias White, Ann-Marie Horsford, Angie Stone and Simon Meeks (wife to Congressman Gregory Meeks), to name a few.
Princess is an award-winning retailer with an extensive background in the fashion industry. “It started when I saw Diana Ross in the 1975 film Mahogany,” she said. “Her effortless style, talent and power made me want to dress woman from head to toe to be their classic self. My passion and niche is the full-figured curvy and confident woman. Stop waiting to lose weight to buy a new wardrobe, dress the fat you got,” says Princess.
The Brownstone works with women from all walks of life, women who want to polish and perfect their image, while reflecting their personal authentic style. In a world where image is everything, The Brownstone leaves nothing to chance and has built a reputation of entrepreneurial excellence. Princess states, “We are giving our clients what they want; contemporary fashion and unique styles in a warm and friendly environment.”
The boutique features a unique collection of contemporary designer clothing, one of a kind accessories, and gifts. The Brownstone offers a distinctively private shopping experience for clients, sizes 12-20, seeking quality, value and most of all customer service. From the high-level corporate business person to celebrities and everyday women, they all delight in the private exclusive shopping environment offered at The Brownstone. Known for its personal touch, this popular boutique is illuminated with chandeliers, accented with oak wood floors and hand-painted textured walls for a distinctive and memorable shopping environment.
Jenkins’ Brownstone has been featured in “O” Magazine, New York Times, New York Magazine, Daily News, Black Enterprise, Good Morning America. The Brownstone has been voted one of the 25 Most Popular Boutiques in the country; recipient of the Crain’s Small business of the Year Award; SBA Small Business Champion of the Year; 1010 Wins Radio Award; and the prestigious Brookings Institute Award for Urban Retailing. She is also featured in a permanent exhibit on entrepreneurship at the Museum of Finance on Wall Street.
Jenkins is a master juggler. The founder and president of Women in The Black, a non-profit entrepreneurial organization whose mission is to help women start, build, lead and grow their companies. Princess also uses her capacity to build strategic partnerships to produce the annual, Who’s the Boss? – business conference in Harlem which brings together hundreds of women throughout the Tri-State. Also, a sought after motivational speaker and entrepreneurial training consultant for NYCHA, Goldman Sachs and Deloitte.
When not immersed in one of her loves, fashion and beauty, she can be found teaching, How to Start a Successful Brick & Mortar Boutique at FIT (The Fashion Institute of Technology) in the CEO Department. Her personal saying is “When the worlds of fashion and beauty collide, what emerges is style.” The Brownstone represents the ultimate – style at work.