Geographical

September 2009

Geographical

Susan Muncey is the London-based creator and curator of ShopCurious.com, an online curiosity shop for unique clothes, jewellery, gifts and homewares, with an emphasis on their provenance and geographical significance. She graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, with a degree in geography in 1983. ‘The diversity of the subject was what attracted me,’ she says. ‘I love learning and am curious about the world, so my degree certainly satisfied my appetite for knowledge’.

During her studies, Susan developed an interest in urban and human geography, which led to her chartered surveyor training, then jobs in fund management and marketing. A love of fashion then led to the opening of her own boutique and the launch of the ShopCurious website and blog to unite her two passions: fashion and geography.

From standing knee deep in the Norfolk salt marshes as a student to documenting the history of the Silk Route across Asia and its impact on fashion in her ShopCurious blog, geography has underpinned every step of Susan’s career. ‘A degree in geography can lead to so many different professions, which makes it very appealing to those who, like me, are interested in learning about the world around them,’ she says. ‘Shop Curious has allowed me to use my geography training and combine it with fashion in a worthwhile and rewarding way.’