It’s never too late to reinvent your look; and that’s just what Classy Collections of Wimborne has done. After nearly 30 years in business, the award-winning, independent womenswear boutique has relaunched.
In the heart of Wimborne Minster – and now renamed CC of Wimborne – the shop has enjoyed a complete makeover inside and out. It has rebranded, revamped and has a whole new offering of sought-after designer labels that women of all ages are loving.
Collections include Canadian designer Joseph Ribkoff, Marble, Just White, Toni and Rabe Moden. Whether you’re looking for trendy jeans or classic cut trousers, fashionable coats and winter wrap-overs, jumpers, shirts, a party look or relaxed loungewear – inspiration can now be found under one stylish roof.
Marble jumpers to Sloggi bras
Joseph Ribkoff is a Canadian designer known for fabulous fit and individuality. Dress it up one day for a wedding, wear it to a lunch another day. Even better, most items are crease-free. No ironing and so easy to pack!
Marble and Rabe Moden offer smart/casual jumpers, trousers, gilets, dresses and tops while Just White brings a quirky mix of stylish shirts perfect for jazzing up your look.
Orientique is an Australian eco-conscious label offering colourful organic cotton dresses and cover-ups perfect for beach to bar. Some are reversible – so you get two dresses for the price of one! With the long, hot summer this year, this cool and easy-to-wear collection sold out, but is being restocked with the latest new colours and styles for spring/summer 2023. Excitingly, CC of Wimborne are expanding the holiday collection nexty year by introducing leading swimwear brand Triumph with a stunning choice of swimsuits and co-ordinated cover-ups.
A range of flattering bras and pants from leading designers Sloggi and Triumph means you can easily shape up your underwear too.
Still moving forwards
Owner Nicola Sheppard launched the business in 1993 and still works in the shop nearly every day. She says: ‘Fashion is in my blood – I’m passionate about this business and I love helping a woman find what’s right for her. You just can’t get that one-to-one service when you shop online.’
Nicola and her team offer a personal shopping experience, and pride themselves on being friendly, honest and unpressurised.
‘We don’t do age-appropriate dressing here. We do age-less, helping every customer to find their individual style. Your clothes should reflect your personality and lifestyle.’ explains Nicola.
She adds: ‘We plan to celebrate 30 years in business with lots of special events for customers – it’s a true milestone in retail. When I opened the boutique, there were seven other independent clothes shops in the town – three in this street! I’m the only one still here and I’m still moving forward with new ideas to grow the business! That’s something to celebrate!’
CC of Wimborne is at
11 East Street, Wimborne BH21 1DS.
Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.