Lucy Spector, who built Britex Fabrics into SF destination, dies at 93Throughout her life, Lucy Spector played many roles — a mother to three, a boss to dozens and a female business owner in a time there weren’t many.“She could buy fabric from top designers in Milan one week, and come back to be a grandmother hosting family get-togethers the next,” said her granddaughter Sydney Angel.Ms. Spector, co-founder of San Francisco’s renowned Britex Fabrics, died July 1 at the age of 93.With its bold red sign hanging from the roof of its four-story building, Britex has been a fixture of the city since 1964.Geary Street and Union Square have changed over the years — what were once independent businesses in Britex’s neighborhood are now high-end fashion stores like Chanel, Lacoste and Jimmy Choo.The store’s reputation was well-known and attracted a cast of famous visitors, including Cher, Oprah Winfrey, Donna Summer and Shirley MacLaine.“She had an incredible work ethic,” said Spector’s daughter and the current owner of Britex, Sharman Spector.[...] Britex was more than $1 million in debt, and Ms. Spector was raising three young daughters and caring for her aging mother.Even though she stepped away from the fabric business, she never lost her eye for aesthetics, her granddaughter said.
NYS Entity Status
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AUGUST 05, 2013
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DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2013 - KOTTONMILL FABRIC & FASHION INC.
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