Discover Ilkley is Behind the Scenes at Attic Womenswear | Discover Ilkley

Discover Ilkley is behind the scenes at attic womenswear

Attic Womenswear, situated in Crescent Court, Ilkley, is an independent womenswear boutique established in 2007 by Sarah Lyles. A much loved store with a loyal following, Attic is modern and contemporary and aims to showcase the latest trends with specially curated pieces from a variety of unique European brands.

Sarah’s background in buying and retail over 25 years is supported in-store by Stephanie and Jo. The team offer friendly advice in a warm and welcoming environment. Sarah’s mission is to offer unique and inspirational clothing in a contemporary but relaxed setting where honesty and trust is key.  This approach has created a loyal and passionate customer base.

As one customer, Judith Clarkson, explains:  “Attic is a great store … I’ve been shopping there for years and it’s appeal never fades”.

The team offers personal stying too, either on a 1-2-1 basis or with groups of friends at a time to suit.

With a strong following on social media, Sarah and the team create inspirational content providing styling ideas and tips and showcase the latest new arrivals each season.

The atticwomenswear.com website provides worldwide delivery as well as ‘Click & Collect’ and features the full collection in addition to footwear, handbags, jewellery by Chlobo and accessories.

Attic is a magnet to shoppers in Ilkley and its location in Crescent Court is important for the local business community.

Sarah says:  “There’s a fabulous mix of businesses in the Courtyard.  We support and celebrate each other’s achievements. I am proud to own an independent store in this amazing town and I’m keen to promote the ‘Shop Local’ message.

“Retail nowadays has changed.  There’s so much more to being a store owner or sales assistant.  We are advisors, motivators, mentors and friends to our customers.  Our goal is simple – to make every customer feel welcome when they arrive and wonderful when they leave in an outfit that looks amazing!”