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Keith Johnson may be an expert shopper, a buyer for the high-end specialty retailer Anthropologie and the host of the new Sundance Channel program Man Shops Globe, but he didn’t have to shop around for a boyfriend.
They became boyfriends at age twelve.
“We met in grade school,” Johnson tells AfterElton.com of his partner Glen Senk. “We moved in together when we were 18. I’m 53. It’s quite a long-term relationship.”
Man Shops Globe features Johnson, a “found objects buyer,” as he travels the world looking for interesting and unique items for Anthropologie, the clothing and home furnishing store owned by Urban Outfitters that now has 90 stores in 24 states and the District of Columbia.
It was his partner who got the Johnson the job in the first place. A former Williams-Sonoma executive, Senk took over Anthropologie in 1994 when it had only a single location, soon bringing Johnson in »
- Brent Hartinger
Sundance Channel will take viewers around the world to explore and search for the most unusual and unique artistic objects, furniture and textiles each culture has to offer this Wednesday, October 7. .Man Shops Globe. is a new, eight-part original series featuring Keith Johnson -- the buyer-at-large for the eclectic retail shop, Anthropologie -- following him from flea markets in Paris to remote villages in India and obscure art studios in Turkey in his quest for the most unique and unusual decorative objects from around the world. Johnson also mingles with the local artisans to gain an understanding chat about their inspiration behind each piece, and gain some inspiration for himself. In the premiere episode, Johnson navigates »
- April MacIntyre
2 items from 2009
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