A change of signage at Curve,shows the popular ladies fashion boutique is now called Brookes. So what has new owner Melanie Duddy got in store for local fashionistas…
To introduce the change of ownership and add a little of her own personality, Melanie has renamed Curve in Wendover – Brookes. “It’s my mother’s maiden name,” says Melanie. “My Grandfather founded Brookes Radio and my great uncles ran Brookes Brothers Motors many years ago, in Brecon, Wales, so it’s nice to bring our family name back to the high street!”
The boutique’s interior was refurbished in February and the exterior has just been redecorated complete with new name. It looks very stylish and makes the most of the pretty Grade II listed Tudor building in its prominent position on the roundabout where Aylesbury Road meets Wendover High Street.
Melanie is expanding the supply base and introducing more brands. New labels include Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF), and a new American blouse brand, Joie – ‘well-priced, plain and printed blouses beautifully made from silk’. Other brands currently stocked include: Jeans by AG, MiH, Citizens of Humanity and IDA; blouses by Velvet and Charlie; knitwear by 360 Cashmere, Cocoa Cashmere; a Scandanavian brand Gestuz, Hale Bob, Max & Moi and , Joseph; shoes by Sam Edelman and The Jacksons. Beck Sondergaard scarves and a range of jewellery to compliment the clothing ranges.