Designer label dress agency comes to town

Designer label dress agency comes to town

A new designer dress agency boutique will be opening at 48 The Pantiles at the end of March.

La Maison is a dress agency where you will be able to buy and sell high-end designer clothes and accessories at affordable prices – including dresses for every occasion, handbags, shoes, hats and jewellery.

The store will be La Maison’s sixth to open – there are already three very successful stores in Rye selling ladies, men’s and children’s designer clothes with other shops in Hythe and in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Owner Susannah Swann is coming back to the town where she spent much of her childhood, growing up at the family farm in Southborough.

She said: “We are very excited about opening our sixth store, particularly in The Pantiles, which is so busy and buzzy and has so many great restaurants and bars.

“We actually looked at opening in Chelsea, but in the end we decided on Tunbridge Wells because the town is so vibrant and has a certain style of shops.”

La Maison will focus on selling pre-loved items from all kinds of designers, though Susannah says favourites with her regular customers include clothes by Ralph Lauren, Boden and Karen Millen, as well as Mulberry handbags.

There is also a heavy focus on fur, which is very popular, as well as cashmere, leather and suede.

The new shop will also include a small selection of men’s clothing and antiques.

Susannah said: “All ladies love hunting for a bargain and something different and it enables them to change and update their wardrobe regularly at a fraction of the price for designer items.”

The agency will be open Tuesdays to Sundays (closed Mondays) from April and are looking to recruit dedicated local part-time staff. If this would be of interest please email your details to Susannah at

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