Meet The Team
All of the fabulous people involved in Real Clothing. From the faces you will see in store to those behind the scenes.
Rupert (aka Mr Real) has lived and breathed the clothing trade since he was 17. His first job was for Just Pants Plus as a Saturday lad, he then worked in fashion shops before becoming a sales rep for Wolsey. After getting married, Rupert took the plunge and became self-employed as a sales agent, this further fuelled his desire to have his own business. On his first date with Lucy, he told her his ambition was to own his own fashion store, so you could say he has lived his dream.
Lucy never had any intention of becoming a retailer, but she has always had a passion for fashion. Lucy had a career in banking, but having had her twin boys in 2002 she was offered redundancy and took the decision to join Rupert in the fashion business and has never looked back. Lucy has juggled raising three sons, whilst bringing her financial knowledge to the mix. Lucy would say she is a Jack of all trades, keeping all the plates spinning “somehow”!
A born retailer, Lucy (aka Little Lucy) has been a big part of our team for over 10 years. Lucy grew up in Southwell, so like Rupert, she has all the local knowledge and knows lots of our lovely customers. Lucy has had two periods of maternity leave and we have been so pleased she came back to work each time, as she is an integral part of the team. Lucy has an eye for detail and is brilliant at merchandising our stock to make everything look perfect in store.
Vickie joined us after 30 years working as a primary teacher, as she has a passion for fashion and shopping. Bang up to date with current styles and brands, Vickie has a real understanding of independent retail and is a passionate advocate for all local businesses.
Nancy joined us when she was looking for a new challenge and quickly established herself as a hard-working member of the team. Nancy never stops, she always finds something that needs doing, and is brilliant at dealing with all types of customers with her calm and helpful manner.