Stanwells began life in 1996, the year in which our flagship store opened its doors in the idyllic Hampshire town of Lymington.
Aesthetically, it’s not hard to get inspired when you can enjoy the New Forest, Solent Way and views of the Isle of Wight right on your doorstep. Step through our own doors and the scenery is no less picturesque, as you’ll be greeted by a rich sensory overload of prints, colours and fine fabrics from a fantastic variation of recognised and independent designers.
Since our conception in ‘96, Stanwells has grown into one of the South of England’s most successful boutiques, even introducing a second store in the Dorset town of Westbourne near Bournemouth and earning individual awards from the likes of Vogue and The Telegraph.
Such has been our growth, in 2010 we were invited onto the selection panel for emerging new designers by The British Fashion Council. Also, as part of a collaboration with the illustrious Elle magazine, we aid in giving talented new designers the opportunity to be stocked in our stores alongside some of the UK’s other top independent retailers. In tandem with our expert buying team, this partnership ensures that we’re constantly introducing fresh-faced, emerging brands into our fashion profile.
At Stanwells you’re able to browse these exciting new designers alongside contemporary brands at your own leisure. Here you can enjoy a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere in our stylish surroundings, where you’ll find our friendly, knowledgeable staff on-hand at a moments notice.