QUEEN & GRACE was originally PaperQueen Fine Stationery, then simply PaperQueen, a stationery and invitation business, founded in 1995, (pre computers)! While living as an expat in Shanghai, China, the founder, Annabel St.John, serendipitously discovered a unique cashmere factory, manufacturing exceptional wraps, blankets and ponchos. Passionate about sourcing premium goods, she realized she needed to bring this high-quality cashmere to market and share it with the world. The same thing then happened in Italy in 2015, discovering exquisite Italian fashions, pivoting, evolving and morphing into a new luxe accessories business, QUEEN & GRACE.