Retailers have paid tribute to Sidney Burstein, the co-founder of iconic designer store Browns, who died last week aged 93.

Burstein founded Browns with his wife on South Molton Street in London in 1970. There are now five interconnecting stores and it has a bridal store in Mayfair.

Designers including Manolo Blahnik and Paul Smith were among many in the fashion industry to pay tribute to Burstein.

Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green, who once discussed buying Browns, said Burstein was “a one-off. He was very into the detail of retail and how the shops looked and worked”.