Renate Beaumont opened Vanilla in 2000. Having been born and brought up in Austria where she studied graphic design, she moved to Oxford in her early 20’s and made it her home. Her background in design has had a direct influence on the development of her personal style and bold use of colour.
It was a desire to do something for herself that led to the creation of Vanilla, which started life as a small boutique in North Oxford. Over the years Vanilla has become the destination shop it is today, with an expansion of the premises in 2006 and the inclusion of lifestyle brands.
Renate has created a stylish boutique which reflects her passion for colour, her love of travelling and her innate sense of style in both fashion and interiors.