Fashion Designer McDonough Threads on the Square
A third generation retailer, Tracey Gruber was born and raised in a fashion family where she learned the art from her grandparents and her father in his internationally acclaimed women's boutique in Quebec. It was here that she began honing her purchasing and merchandising skills in the back of his shop. While her father worked, Gruber sat in the back adding price tags to the designer items. “I wasn’t allowed on the floor then since I was so young but I’d feel the fabric, examine the design and the lines.” He taught her how to sew and she’d watch him work all day and all night designing patterns and creating suits and other fine items for the wealthy ladies in Montreal. She made acquaintances with designers from around the globe who nurtured her along. Today, she is an international purveyor of clothing and accessories with a boutique that incorporates the most recent fashion trends.