HISTORY ON THE SHOP
Renes was established in 1955 when England was still bearing scars from a world war, Churchill was still in office and housewives queued on chilly pavements with their ration books…
The 50’s changed and shaped fashion forever as the 50’s moved Britain from the austerity of the 1940’s to the prosperity of the 1960’s. Style and spending was developed. 1950’s glamour arrived and naturally so did Renes….the rest is history!
The first shop was established in 1955 by Irene Newby along with her daughter Pamela and soon to follow Brenda, more shops followed thereafter, finally residing on King Street in Lancaster spanning three floors with a quadruple frontage. Renes adourned the latest fashion and bridalwear in the region. Ask any local girl and you can guarantee Renes is where they bought their wedding dress or first teen outfit. It was so popular during Sale times that a queue formed around the shop before opening time.
Over the years Renes has never lost its pizzazz and is now based on Common Garden Street in Lancaster which is a stones throw away from the original King Street store.
Sadly Pamela passed away in 2015 but the business is still very much a family run affair with Amanda & Tiffany taking the business forward over the coming years with Brenda taking a back seat whilst still providing her every valuable input and experience when needed.
Renes also has some fantastic, loyal and longstanding staff who work extremely hard and who, without a second thought, can interpret customers needs and tastes. A skill that not many shops can be proud to say they still have.
Amanda, Tiffany & Brenda would very much like to thank all our loyal customers who have supported Renes throughout the last 61 years.