Karen and I would like to tell you a bit more about how we started working in Foundations and why we're so passionate about lingerie, so grab a brew and come and find out more....
In 2015 - almost 5 years ago - Karen Flannery and I took the plunge and left our teaching careers to run a long-standing business in the centre of Nantwich. Foundations is situated on Hospital Street, across the road from Jepsons which by the way has been trading there since 1955! My family have run this menswear and now ladies wear business since I was born.We have fantastic neighbours too, PINK being our newest and of course the BEST children's shop in Nantwich, Bizzy Bods. We are blessed to be part of a great community, with so many awesome businesses on our doorstep including coffee shops, clothes shops, interior design shops, gift-wear and so many others.
We above all love all of our wonderful customers, old and new who continue to support our local community by shopping locally time and time again - some up to 30 times
Anyway, back to our passion... it's so easy to get up and come to work in the morning because we sell so many gorgeous items, we struggle NOT to get excited about our stock - oh and here really should thank the brands that we stock and support us throughout PrimaDonna, Empreinte, Fantasie, Aubade, DKNY, Calvin Klein and many many more! I digress, we try on pretty much everything that we buy and so do our staff. Generally keeping many items for ourselves. But ladies, this is great because if we wear it and love it, we tell you! It helps us understand your needs and what suits your figure, style and most importantly your bust!
Our love and passion for great lingerie reaches far and wide, with customers from all over the country buying from us, yes we can post your lingerie too! Our message got as far as Mr Gok Wan himself, who invited us to join him on his One Size Fits All tour back in September. Here he not only championed the High Street but also pointed out the importance of great fitting underwear. So a huge thank you to Gok Wan and his team for repeating our mantra!
So ladies, if you need lingerie or swimwear that's perfect for you, book an appointment or pop in. We know boobs!
Another element of our business that we like to shout about is our Care days, now "What are these?" I hear you cry. These are days that we book in advance with our Anita representative. For ladies who have had surgery, whether it's a lumpectomy, removal of lymph nodes or a mastectomy, we, along with our wonderful brand rep Serina will give you a 1:1 service like no other. Keep your ears and eyes peeled for our care days in the future because we have been recognised as "Excellent" in this field, nominated for best shop in the care sector of Stars Underlines Best Shop Awards in previous years.
Karen and I (if you know us) love to exercise. We've competed in triathalons, half marathons (not a marathon yet like Vanessa Campin - well done you) and even pole but you'll have to ask Karen and Kate Carney about that one! My point is, we see sooooo many ladies on a daily basis wearing the wrong sports bra or no sports bra! OUCH is all that springs to mind! Please, please, if you enjoy exercise, look after those boobs, come in for a fitting and you'll notice immediately the difference that it makes!
Karen and I are mums of 4 little people between us. We enjoy working for ourselves, being flexible around our families - you may have seen some cheeky monsters lurking in the shop on occasion! And because we've been through this huge change in our lives - becoming care givers for people other than ourselves - we know what new mums have gone through and are going through. When we bought the shop, Karen was pregnant and was then a breast-feeding mother. So funnily enough we have lots of nursing bras! Like I said earlier, if we've worn the bras and lived in them, and believe me we've all LIVED in some bras, our knowledge of the products are first hand.
So ladies, to sum up...if it's boob related, we're here for you. Make time for you, like the 7500 ladies we've already helped. You deserve it! Like one of our customers has said in her review - "My boobs are now in the right place thanks to Foundations" Come on ladies, this could be you!