Janet Dickinson is the owner of Lady Designer Wear and has been in the fashion industry for over 30 years. Starting at the Co-op Department Store in the fashion section at aged 23, Janet worked her way up to buyer and supervisor aged just 25. With a small gap to work in the travel industry, fashion & travel are Janet’s great passion in life.
Janet has been in the industry for years, doing everything from selling, merchandising and buying – even doing some in-house modelling for huge designer label, Joseph Ribkoff, for a few years.
Lady Designer Wear is the perfect place to shop. With a relaxed atmosphere in-store, expert advice over the phone and the entire range available online, our collections can be appreciated wherever you are.
Most customers who come to Lady are age 30+, with ladies in their 50′s being the most regular due to the High Street being too young or too old. Joseph Ribkoff is one of the top selling ranges in store, along with Frank Lyman who used to be the design director of Ribkoff. These two companies are for ladies who want style and elegance but still want to look fashionable at any age. Lady Designer Wear stocks sizes 8 to 22 and offers a full alteration service.
Janet prides herself in personal service and helping customers look their best, whatever size or shape they are. As the shop stocks outfits, shoes and hats; it truly is a one stop shop. After being in the business since 1996, Janet still enjoys opening her shop every day and dressing ladies from all over the North West and beyond. New stock arrives every week so there is always something new to look at. With top designers in store, and French stock from Paris at affordable prices, a visit instore or online is a real treat.
Janet would like to thank customers old and new and looks forward continued success in the exciting world of fashion.