By  on January 20, 2011

Philip Crangi doesn’t know the meaning of sibling rivalry. The jeweler has worked alongside his younger sister, Courtney, who handles the business end, since they launched the line together in 2001. A few months later, he named his costume collection (the rather egoless) Giles & Brother — Giles is Courtney’s old childhood nickname, though neither one of them can remember its exact origins.

Many of the company’s supporting cast of characters are related, as well. Their father, Philip Sr., created the metal fish sculptures decorating their year-old boutique (which, appropriately, they call “the Crangi Family Project”) in New York’s Meatpacking District. Meanwhile, Courtney’s partner, Sheri, manages the store, and her son, Ryan, works at the studio. Ryan’s girlfriend, Amanda, is on staff at the boutique. “We do everything together,” says Courtney. “This really is a family business.”

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