Gallery D Owners, Beth Newill and Emily Keast
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Gallery D first opened the doors to its beautiful space on 2nd Street in March of 2009, during Austin’s acclaimed South by Southwest music festival. Austinites and visitors to the Austin area come to Gallery D for its thoughtfully edited mix of contemporary clothing and accessory lines, all at an affordable price point. Owners Emily Keast and Beth Newill work to create a high-end shopping experience at Gallery D, while recognizing that the girls who love Gallery D also love music, dining out and traveling (just like them)! They want their customers to be able to shop at Gallery D and still be able to afford all of the other things that they love in life. Gallery D strives to provide its shoppers with an ensemble for every occasion, whether it’s a music festival or a night on the town.
With a lifelong love for fashion, art and design, Emily's greatest ambition was to someday own a boutique. After studying Fashion Merchandising at the University of Texas in Austin, she moved to New York City to pursue the industry professionally. While in the city, she worked for Vogue Magazine and Henri Bendel, gaining the expertise needed to operate a boutique of her own. Upon moving back to Texas, Emily worked for two of her favorite Austin boutiques. Soon after, she opened Gallery D - a namesake of her beloved Mulberry Street Apartment in NYC.
From an early age, Beth also dreamed of a life in fashion. After studying Retail Management at Purdue University and Fashion Merchandising Management at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, she was on her way to securing that dream. While living in the city, Beth worked as a merchant for various high-end designers, as well as retailers Ann Taylor Loft and Esprit. After years mastering the corporate side of the field, she was able to realize her ultimate goal - owning a boutique. Beth joined Gallery D as partner in June of 2011 and hasn’t looked back.
“Enjoy our online boutique, and we’d love for you to stop by our shop on 2nd Street next time you’re in the neighborhood!”
-Beth and Emily