Creating smart shopping and sustainable fashion in these environmentally conscious times.
We buy and sell high-end fashion items from London and around the globe. The shop is a platform for fashion lovers locally and all over to buy and sell their unworn luxury designer /couture items. Customers can buy these luxury items at a fraction of their original retail. Consignment items are sold at a fair market value on a 50/50 basis.
The shop is owned by Rachel Steeples.
Whilst gaining a BA Honours degree in fashion at University she interned at Jimmy Choo, Bruce Oldfield and Peclers fashion predictions agency in Paris. She also completed a semester in footwear design and making at “Cordwainer's College of London” where “Jimmy Choo” himself and the likes of “Patrick Cox” and “Emma hope” also trained. Working alongside Jimmy Choo and Bruce Oldfield at their couture workshops in their blossoming days of global fame, Rachel developed an eye for detail/quality and a growing appreciation of luxury textiles, couture and designer items.
Rachel opened the Oakham based fashion boutique in March 2017, Following a progressive move from her first boutique in Lincolnshire.
Rachel handpicks and curates the stock herself. As well as selling consignment, Rachel sources beautiful items in new and nearly new condition. We never sell anything we would not be proud to wear ourselves. It is important that we only take cared for items in great condition and ready for the rails, to keep standards high and inspire and encourage this way of shopping. Many items come in with tags on and customers often comment that they didn’t realise the shop was preloved items.
Why the name 'Cowgirl in Couture'?
From a young age Rachel had a passion for clothes, dressing up and adapting / styling unique outfits but equally had a love of horses and the outdoors, as this had played a big part in her childhood, growing up on a small farm. Later in life she took A dream trip working on a wild horse ranch/sanctuary called “Return to Freedom” in California, where they rescued wild horses from the round-ups ..... together this Inspiration culminated in her brand name “Cowgirl in Couture”
Which labels does Cowgirl in Couture stock?
We stock some of the worlds most well known and desirable designers, labels regularly stocked at CowgirlinCouture boutique include: Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Aquascutum, Mulberry, Tod’s, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marni, Emilio Pucci, Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Diane Von Furstenberg, Armani, Miu Miu, Joseph, Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin, Amanda Wakely, Fendi, Oscar de la Renta, Maxmara, Paul Smith, Chloe, Celine, Givenchy, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Moncler, Stella McCartney, Dolce and Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Anne Fontaine, Missoni, Vivienne Westwood and Tiffany, Ferragamo.
Certain jewelery, classic pieces of clothing /accessories are vintage labels therefore completely unique, and in some cases also collectible.
We hold often many items in the stock room too so it’s always worth asking if you are looking for something in particular.
Shopping for a special occasion?
Special occasion items for cruise, weddings, evening events can also be found amongst our great range of designer pieces. Assistance styling and putting individual items together to create a personal look is also available, by appointment.
Rachel's business is created from the heart and her passion is evident in the boutique. As with many independents we pride ourself on our unique shopping experience, with a personal touch and after care that internet shopping alone cannot offer. Please feel free to come and visit us in Oakham, Rutland. We are surrounded by designer and artisan independents which are also well worth a visit. Whatever your lifestyle there will be something at Cowgirl in Couture that you will treasure for years and wear over and over and if you don’t, sell it on!