I’ve just had a lovely few hours exploring Anne Morris, a three storey shop dedicated to ladies fashion in Leek. Wow! It is a jewel; rich colours in abundance, fur trims, handbags, leather shoes and clothing styles to suit every body shape. I initially saw a small selection of Anne’s range at a ‘Ladies That Lunch’ occasion at the Charles Cotton in Hartington. My first impression was that it was a range dedicated to ladies that go out far more often than I! But I could not have been more wrong.
Yes, indeed there is a beautiful array of Ribkoff in the most stunning colours and seemingly all close fitting and revealing. But have you ever tried any Ribkoff on?
You need to. Their range is so well designed and very well made and finished (this is really important to me) – there is something for every body shape and they have cunning tricks for hiding our more problematic areas. What appealed to me was that items can be dressed up or down. Alot of the little glam jackets work equally well with dress trousers as they do with jeans and ballet pumps. I love it. It brings out a side of my personality I didn’t know I had! Go and see.
On the ground for there is a very useful and wearable casual range featuring Betty Barclay, Just White shirts and James Lakeland.
The stairs take you to a more glamorous range of cruise wear and night life clothes. Here you will find a large mirrored wall so that you are in no doubt as to how you look in an outfit and a warm (very important) changing area. If you are trying to shop with a man in tow there is a comfortable sofa, coffee and even cool beer in a petite fridge!
Up another layer there is a range of beautifully displayed wedding day outfits complete with matching hats and fascinators.
In hidden corners you will find furs, fake and real, handbags, leather and not, little jewels, gloves and scarves. When checking out the shop go once and then begin again as I can guarantee you will have missed something! I did. On second viewing I found a most gorgeous furry neck warmer – perfect with my black wool coat and tatty brown leather jacket.
Ann Morris is situated in Getliffe’s Yard in Leek. Phone in advance and Anne will chill the wine for you
Address: Getliffe’s Yard, 19 Derby St, Leek ST13 6HU