An idea became an obsession
THE STORY OF SUNNAMUSK
Sunnamusk started from humble beginnings. The vision was drawn up with a capital of just six hundred pounds. But that didn't stop the brothers from fighting tooth and nail to make their vision a success. Going from a small start-up on the market stalls of East London to a multi-million-pound organisation in less than 10 years is no easy feat.
SUNNAMUSK IS FOUNDED
In March of 2009, on the back of the 2008 credit crunch. The brothers gathered their savings of six hundred pounds and invested in their very first Sunnamusk collection of fragrances. The brothers took shifts, in groups of two or three, to begin selling perfumes from car boots and makeshift stalls, at whatever opportunity that came their way.
Their first day of trading, on a cold and rainy day in Whitechapel, totalled twenty-eight pounds.
TRADING ON THE STREETS OF LONDON
Up until 2010, Sunnamusk traded around the brother's existing commitments. However, later that year the brothers started trading in Whitechapel market, setting up temporary stalls every morning at 8am. After numerous occasions of being told they weren't allowed to set up shop on the pavements, Sunnamusk finally had a place to call home.
On their first day of trading in Whitechapel, they generated a total of two hundred pounds, which was beyond their expectations.
Due to a ferocious winter later that year, filled with heavy snow and rainfall, Sunnamusk relocated to Ilford Shopping Centre and continued trading there.
SUNNAMUSK OPENS IN WESTFIELD
After months of continuous meetings and non-stop negotiations, Sunnamusk's biggest breakthrough came in 2011, when they landed tenancy in Westfield Stratford City. This memorable event was celebrated by the Kazi family. Their first trade in Westfield Stratford City was on 11th November 2011 and it ushered the start of a new era for Sunnamusk.
THE EXPANSION OF SUNNAMUSK
Sunnamusk continues to be a powerhouse in the fragrance industry with 8 stores in the UK and plans to expand internationally.
Sunnamusk also unveiled their new website in late 2020.