Growing up in Baltimore, Shelly Bruder always traveled to the beach with her family in the summers. After graduating from Towson University, she moved to Worcester County and started her family. Shelly worked a few retail jobs at first, including a long stint at Flowers by Alison and several buying positions at local boutiques and national brands. When her long-time friend Dee Hill asked if she wanted to open their own store in Berlin, Shelly just had to say yes!
Bruder Hill opened its doors in 2002. In 2007, Shelly and Dee peacefully parted ways and Shelly took on the business full-time. Larnet St. Amant joined the team in 2014, bringing Bruder Hill to the next level in trends and customer service. Now celebrating 15 years in downtown Berlin, Shelly has notoriously loved on her customers over the years! Bruder Hill is a place where three generations of women can shop, have a good time, and walk out feeling beautiful.
Shelly and her husband have two wonderful children, Alex and Christian, who grew up in the boutique. They are active members of the Berlin community, and the end of the day give all their success to the glory of God.
The Bruder family is very excited to announce their second store, Bruder Home, is now open on Main Street in downtown Berlin! Beautiful and unique home décor and gifts are waiting, so come visit the Land Of Aahs...
When Shelly had a family emergency in 2015, Larnet was there to help in any way she could. The dynamic duo have been friends for over 30 years, working in many of the same businesses (though never at the same time, until now!). When Larnet joined the Bruder team, the two focused on rejuvenating the store with new styles and a more personal customer experience. It’s Larnet’s hope that their clients have fun, try something new and walk out feeling great. Her sisterhood with Shelly is just the icing on the cake!