about us


coop convos is a podcast about all things retail, business, sports and lifestyle hosted Brooke S. Richman, the owner and CEO of the NYC based omni-channel retailer, coop & spree. coop convos has already recorded with a number of guests, but will officially launch its first episode on February 1st, 2023 once the editing progress is complete. It also has secured over 40 guests who are CEOs, designers and content creators in the fashion, beauty, fitness, sports and wellness spaces.Episode schedules and featured guests will be posted on this site, on coop & spree instagram stories, and on the official coop convos instagram, which will provide the most in depth information about each giest, an opportunity for followers to submit questions in advance.  Episodes will air weekly, and occasionally, 2x per week, and will be 30-40 minutes in length. In terms of format, Richman converses with her guests about their specific professional career paths and journeys as well as their own life stories. Listeners will gain valuable career advice,  will learn both tangible business practices and insights, and tools to implement into their own lives. They’ll also get to know the guests on a more personal level, and learn about their lives outside of their professional careers.  

coop & spree is an Omni-channel retail concept featuring contemporary women's and children’s apparel, accessories, wellness products and more. The multi-brand retailer, which carries over 70 different designers from the around the globe, first opened its doors in August 2014 in downtown Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood. From inception until 2018, coop & spree primarily focused on women’s apparel and accessories but, in August 2018, coop & spree launched coop kidz, an in-store apparel and accessory boutique for babies and toddlers. To complement our merchandise assortment, we provide premium services and luxury amenities vis-a-vis our same day NYC delivery, nationwide shipping, private shopping events, and in-home personal styling appointments and consultations (free of charge). Clients can also utilize our smartphone charging station and enjoy snapping photos in our permanent photobooth. You can shop via  coopandspreevip.com or visit us in person via appointment at 11 East 1st in NYC.

coop & spree has been featured in publications such as Women's Wear Daily(WWD), The New York Times, US Weekly, New York Magazine, In Style Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Racked NY, StyleBistro, The Fashion Spot, DAEP, Fashion Times, and more. Additionally, coop & spree has been featured on the following TV stations: ABC News, Fox 5 News, TLC, & The Style Network. 

coop & spree is the brainchild of founder and CEO Brooke S. Richman, who graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Brooke then worked at Citigroup as a Credit Sector Specialist, covering high grade & high yield retail companies before leaving Citi to work as a buyer in the retail department for Theory & Helmut Lang. Knowing she wanted to open her own retail venture, Brooke wrote her business plan at Columbia Business School, where she obtained her MBA in 2013 and graduated with Dean's List Honors. coop & spree is named after Brooke's childhood golden retrievers, Cooper & Sprewell (named after former Knicks Player Latrell Sprewell). She also serves as the host of the coop convos podcast.
Brooke's passions and hobbies include the NBA, the NHL, American History, Politics, Concerts, Running, and spending time with her pups (Melo and Bronny) and her two nieces.