Tucked away in Pound Street Newbury, just off Bartholomew Street is one of Newbury best kept secrets classically stylish ladies’ boutique opened in 1985, The Clothes Shop.
Many of their original customers, their children and grandchildren remain loyal and even when they move out of the area will travel back to Newbury to check on the new seasons stock and for the help and personal service the shop provides.
Ann and Debra, who own the shop, because of their expertise, instantly know what will suit an individual’s shape and colouring and can recommend styles and colours customers might not have tried before. But look fabulous when on. They know all their suppliers personally and trust the quality of their garments and only buy clothes that are properly made from good quality fabrics.
Although small, this shop can be likened to “An Aladdin’s Cave”. People are often amazed at the wide range of clothes available. Anything from a pair of well-fitting jeans to a special occasion outfit for a wedding or races etc.
They are also renowned for their extensive range of fabulous hats with approx. 900 always in stock in a myriad of styles and colours.
Over the years they realized ladies wanted an alternative to the “High Street Multiples”. This growing need for individuality without the large price tag has meant continual sourcing of exciting and reliable labels.
Ann and Debra put down their success in retraining the loyalty of their customers and the ability to attract new ones.