April Cornell

Artist and designer April Cornell was born in Montreal to parents from Nova Scotia. One of four children, April was raised and educated in Canada, and studied Fine Arts at Dawson College. It was there that she met her husband and business partner, Chris Cornell. The Cornells' first shop, La Cache, was an upstairs boutique that opened in Montreal in 1975. Their first retail space in the United States, April Cornell, opened on Columbus Avenue in Manhattan in 1981. After traveling the world for over twenty-five years in pursuit of beauty, art, and product, their company has blossomed into a thriving wholesale and retail business, with over 100 stores throughout North America. With offices in India, Hong Kong, Vermont, and Montreal, April and Chris, along with their three sons, currently reside in Burlington, Vermont.