TRUNK SHOWS:
Jesus Piero
14th December
Jenny Packham
17-18th January 2015
Claire Pettibone
24-25th January 2015

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who are we?

The White Closet celebrates women with independent style and creativity and is proud to showcase a collection that is a step away from the ordinary and a nod to vintage.

Since opening its doors in 2009, the boutique’s unique appeal has struck a chord with many of its visitors – pulling in brides from around the UK, Europe and as far as Australasia.

This twice award-nominated boutique showcases some of the industry’s most sought-after designers who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries.

The White Closet offers its brides the very best in bridal from its stunning and carefully considered collection right through to its experienced and talented team – click above to read more about its team.

Stepping foot inside the boutique, you’ll be greeted by beautiful gowns swinging from Victorian pulley maids in a space that has been successfully blended with vintage Parisian style and charm – a visit to The White Closet should be on every bride’s dress search radar.

Please note: Due to demand for appointments at The White Closet, it’s advised to book well ahead for all appointments, particularly Saturdays.

Nikki Graeme

Owner/Director

As founder of The White Closet, Nikki’s inspiration for creating a bridal boutique was borne out of her struggle to find her own wedding dress.

The former journalist set out to create a vintage-inspired bridal boutique that offered the fashion conscious bride some of the industries most talked about and talented designers.

Her ethos was simple: to create a magical and memorable ‘White Closet’ experience for every bride who walks through the door.

Running a business with a baby and a talkative toddler, Nikki is a busy-bee and wouldn’t have it any other way.

Likes: A good wedding, jetting off to sunny locations and spending time with her husband and family.

nikki@thewhitecloset.co.uk

eve broadhurst

Creative Director/Co-owner

With an Embroidery Degree and Masters in Design, Eve has worked with textiles since she was little. With her artistic flair, ‘Evie’ charm and love for the fashion, design and textile industry, Eve offers creative and honest styling advice to our brides.

As well as being a talented bridal stylist, Eve is a print designer and published illustrator. Developing merchandise ranges for well-known national brands she is now working on The White Closet collection.

Eve’s role at The White Closet involves heading up our creative campaigns, visual merchandising and managing our social network media and blogs.

Likes: Carrot cake, Claire Pettibone, the Anthropologie shop in London and her lovely boyf.

http://evebroadhurst.blogspot.com

eve@thewhitecloset.co.uk

rich graeme

Owner/Director

Adopted northerner, husband, father and rarely seen entering through the doors of The White Closet’s HQ, Rich is the puppet master of the company.

With more than 10 years experience in the advertising industry, Rich is responsible for the commercial and financial aspects of the business, as well as making sure The White Closet ladies stay in line!

Likes: His Utd season ticket, his guitar, his wife and children.

rich@thewhitecloset.co.uk

sarah morris

Bridal Stylist

Sarah is a freelance Trend Forecaster, Designer and Stylist. She joins The White Closet team as a part‐time Stylist to complement her freelance work.

With a First Class Honours Degree in Fashion Marketing, Sarah has made her stamp in the fashion industry. “My background is design and trend related ‐ I have a lot of experience of pattern cutting and tailoring,” says Sarah. “During my experience at Nike Inc family, I designed mens and womenswear sportswear collections. I have continued to generate trend reports and seasonal directives for new clients and collaborated with other agencies since establishing Sarah Morris Creative in 2011.”

Take a look at Sarah’s beautiful website – we’re thrilled to have her as part of The White Closet family! – www.sarahmorriscreative.com.

Likes: Printing with my amazing letterpress machine, walking Eddie my hilarious little French bulldog and eating a good Sunday roast!

lucy cowan

Bridal Stylist and Fitting Assistant

Lucy is a final year student at Manchester School of Art studying BA Fashion.

She’s also a freelance stylist and makeup artist with three years’ training at Benefit and Chanel. With her boundless enthusiasm, friendly and thoughtful approach to her role, Lucy is a valuable addition to the team.

Lucy says: “I have a flair and passion for making an outfit complete by accessorising and styling ‐ taking vintage‐inspired pieces to create a contemporary look.”

Likes: Cooking, beading, singing (Lucy’s got an ace voice!), ‘glamping’ and walking my little dog Harry with my lovely
boyfriend, Sam!

Abbie Lord

Studio Manager and Stylist

Our lovely Abbie, a freelance seamstress & graduate in costume and textiles, heads up our Fittings Studio. Abbie has a great understanding of dress construction, style and fit and with her calm, friendly and professional manner she reassures & styles brides at their private dress fittings.

“I appreciate the high quality and care required to make someone’s day extra special and this attention to detail motivates me to go the extra mile,” says Abbie.

Abbie’s likes: doodling, yoga, sewing, sampling cakes & cocktails and dreams of owning her own puppy with her lovely boyfriend Richard.

abbie@thewhitecloset.co.uk

suzanne mellor

Seamstress

Suzanne is The White Closet’s senior seamstress and a fabulous bridal designer in her own right, she has been working at top bridal houses and boutiques as a seamstress for more than 20 years.

Suzanne is a first-class seamstress and we’re thrilled to have such a talented lady as part of The White Closet family.

Jenny Packham  Prices from £1800

Synonymous with eminently glamorous design, luxurious quality and resolute craftsmanship, Jenny Packham has become the design house of choice when it comes to partywear, evening dressing and, of course, bridal gowns.

Red carpets the world over are graced with her sumptuous designs worn by the most iconic, talented and influential women of recent generations, from Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Diane Kruger and Dita von Teese to Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and The Duchess of Cambridge.

Visit the Jenny Packham website

Claire Pettibone  Prices from £1520

CLAIRE Pettibone’s heavenly gowns have been setting the bridal scene abuzz. Citing 1920s Paris and Victorian lace among her inspirations, this Los Angeles designer’s intricately detailed dresses are quickly becoming a firm favourite among the more creative bride.

“A wedding gown has to be the most beautiful dress in a woman’s life, make her look and feel amazing and capture her essence,” says Pettibone. Her seamless blend of vintage and contemporary, teamed with subtle hints of champagne hues and antique lace create the most elegant gowns. “When I create a dress, it’s all about the fabric and the woman and how these elements are combined to enhance each other,” adds Pettibone.

To view the whole collection, please make an appointment at The White Closet on 0161 445 5678 or email info@thewhitecloset.co.uk

Visit the Claire Pettibone website

VWDC by Charlie Brear  Prices from £1400

VWDC by Charlie Brear, designed and produced in the UK, is the selected design house for the international, style- aware bride.

The collection is inspired by Brear’s love of the most revolutionary decades of style from the 1900s to the 1970s. With vintage silhouettes made in luxurious fabrics from sandwashed silk to delicately beaded and appliquéd lace, brides can create uniquely styled looks with a collection of under and overskirts, tailored jackets, sleeves, belts and silk sashes.

VWDC by Charlie Brear collection starts from £1400, excluding additions and alterations.

To view the whole collection, please make an appointment at The White Closet on 0161 445 5678 or email info@thewhitecloset.co.uk

Visit the Vintage Wedding Dress Company website

Lusan Mandongus  Prices from £1600

LUSAN Mandongus’ design reflects a glamorous approach that defines the feminine and romantic spirit of a modern bride.

Incorporating luxurious and delicate fabrics such as silk, duchesse satin, taffeta, silk chiffon, French lace and tulle of the highest quality. Each piece of the bridal gown is a labour of love from the designers that is flawlessly finished with meticulous workmanship.

To view the whole collection, please make an appointment at The White Closet on 0161 445 5678 or email info@thewhitecloset.co.uk

Visit the Lusan Mandongus website

Annasul Y  Prices from £1400

SOPHISTICATION and style combined for a distinctive feature that exhibits a play on textures and layering effects, Annasul Y collection is hopelessly romantic.

As the sister label to Lusan Mandongus, signature fabrics of the finest French lace, chiffon and tulle are used to create this truly exquisite collection.

To view the whole collection, please make an appointment at The White Closet on 0161 445 5678 or email info@thewhitecloset.co.uk

Visit the Annasul Y website

Charlotte Balbier  Prices from £1000

CHARLOTTE Balbier has carved out a niche for herself in the bridal industry, specialising in designing and creating unique gowns for the more fashion-conscious brides who aren’t afraid to show their feminine side.

Charlotte uses a clever mix of fabulous and unusual lace, silks, satins, organza and intricate beading throughout her collections to achieve a vintage-inspired look to her dresses. From simpler, classic designs of strapless silk A-line dresses with embroidered beading, to the more elaborate one-shoulder organza tiered dress, or big silk skirts in gorgeous shades of ivory and pale pink, there is something for everyone in Charlotte’s breathtaking collection.

To view the whole collection, please make an appointment at The White Closet on 0161 445 5678 or email info@thewhitecloset.co.uk

Visit the Charlotte Balbier website

OUR BRIDES

ENJOY A SHOWCASE OF THE LATEST “WHITE CLOSET BRIDES”

We will be constantly adding lots of our lovely brides as we go so please check our Twitter page or blog for more updates.

Photograph of Nikki & Rich by Caroline White.

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204 BURTON RD, WEST DIDSBURY
MANCHESTER, M20 2LW

STRICTLY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please get in touch
with us by email, phone or filling out the form (right),
to book an appointment and to check availability.

Please note our Saturday appointments tend to
be booked up weeks in advance, so we
strongly recommend booking ahead
to avoid disappointment.

Contact Details

info@thewhitecloset.co.uk
(0161) 445 5678

Opening Times

MONDAY : CLOSED
TUESDAY : 1:30 - 8:30 PM
WEDNESDAY : 11:00 - 5:30 PM
THURSDAY : 1:30 - 8:30 PM
FRIDAY : 10:00 - 5:30PM
SATURDAY : 10:00 - 6:00PM
SUNDAY : CLOSED

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