Lakeland Skirts - Heritage and Integrity

By Horsley Couture

Catalogue archive image
Caption: Lakeland Skirts catalogue archive
Garsdale skirt and Clifton blouse
Caption: An up-to-date classic: The Garsdale skirt styled with our Clifton blouse
Clifton blouse, Melanie skirt
Caption: Our freshest look yet: Clifton blouse and Melanie skirt

Lakeland Skirts was founded in Kendal, Cumbria in 1956 by Colin Milton, and has ever since been proud to offer a top quality skirt making service. Originally a shop with the workshop upstairs, the format has changed somewhat over the years to be a solely mail order business, with the manufacturing process taking centre stage at our premises on the outskirts of Kendal.

Kendal has a centuries-old link to the wool trade, and here steeped in all that history, a team of highly-skilled and experienced machinists work assiduously to construct the timeless and classic garments that sport the Lakeland Skirts label. We're very proud of our ladies, and also our connection to the historic mills of Great Britain, where we source our fabulous tweeds.

Lakeland skirts has plenty of heritage and only three careful owners in its history, the latest of whom, Eleanor Horsley, took over the reins of the business in 2014 from the capable hands of Brian and Barbara Cleasby who ran it very successfully since 1979. It's exciting to begin a new chapter, and Lakeland skirts is looking into the future - we are pleased to be able to offer the high standards of quality and service as in days gone by, as well as giving the women of today a wardrobe that keeps them comfortable, and empowers them to feel their best. To reflect this our catalogue now ranges from classic heritage styles such as pencil and pleated skirts, to fresh contemporary detailing and textures - all in the same, rare, made-to-measure service. Every season we carefully select a variety of beautiful fabrics for our customers to choose from, and we offer a wide variety of skirt styles, ranging from straight skirts to flared skirts, pleated skirts to fluted skirts. Not to mention of course our smart trouser styles and classic blouse and dress styles.

And what's more, we aim to be here to meet all your stylish needs and wishes for another sixty years - long live Lakeland Skirts!

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