About Rachel Riley

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Rachel Riley is the British luxury brand for children. Rachel's design philosophy is rooted in her traditional lifestyle and draws inspiration from the forties, fifties and sixties with fine tailoring, beautiful hand smocking, hand embroidery and vintage-inspired prints designed by and exclusive to the brand. Rachel Riley designs, manufactures and retails clothing and accessory collections four times per year for boys, girls, babies and ladies. The exquisite party slippers are hand-made in her own workshop in France.

Welcome to Rachel Riley, The Luxury Brand for Children Car Rachel

Our Story

Rachel Riley is an award-winning brand from London, based here in Marylebone. We design, manufacture and sell luxury children & baby clothes, by retail and wholesale. And some women’s clothes, that we call 'Mother Match'.

Rachel

Rachel Riley is the owner and founder of our company. She studied at Cambridge University and worked as a model in Paris, New York & London before setting up her own company twenty years ago, when she had children of her own, as she likes to hand sew, embroider and knit.

We have three shops of our own. Our first one opened sixteen years ago in Knightsbridge. We have been here in Marylebone for thirteen years, and we have a store on Madison Avenue in New York. We also sell to department & independent stores all over the world, including Selfridges & Harrods, Bergdorf Goodman & Saks Fifth Avenue in the USA & Takashimaya in Japan

award winning british brand Dungarees Outfit 2 Outfit 1

In spring 2014 we were honoured to see Prince George wearing our sailboat smocked dungarees on his first Official Engagement and a striped polo and pocket shorts on his 2nd Official Engagement, as well as several moss stitch cardigans on his first trio overseas.

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Our collections are classic in style, and draw inspiration from the forties, fifties and sixties, with fine tailoring, hand smocking & embroidery, and beautiful soft fabrics. We design our own prints that are exclusive to us, inspired by Rachel's personal collection of vintage fabrics that she has been collecting since her teenage years. We hope you enjoy shopping with us, in-store or online at www.rachelriley.co.uk and appreciate our brand philosophy:

Timeless style never goes out of fashion

A Tale of Two Slippers

Slipper Workshop

Our ever-popular slippers are made in possibly the last remaining hand-made slipper factory in France, reminiscent of the story of the Elves and the Shoe-maker.

The slippers are made from the finest leather, with soft pigskin soles. They are hand sewn and hand turned, the same way you would make a garment. All the seams are on the inside, which means only the softest leathers can be used.

The slippers were originally made by two elderly French sisters, using the method which had been passed down to them through generations. When they retired, Rachel bought their original machinery and lasts, to avoid these techniques being lost for ever.

The choice of slippers has developed over time and now we offer them in quirky leopard print pony skin and colourful metallics, alongside our classic, more traditional colours.

All of our slippers are lovingly wrapped in tissue and presented in a ribbon tied beautiful gift box.

If your size is not in stock, don’t worry! We can order a pair to be hand-made especially for you! Due to the soft leathers and hand made techniques, we are also able to ease the leather to create a slightly wider fit if required. Please call or email with your order details. Due to the popularity of our slippers, some colours can take a few weeks to order.

Take a virtual tour of La Roche with Rachel!

Design Philosophy

Rachel's design philosophy is rooted in her traditional rural lifestyle, one that reflects her love of country life. Her collection is an expression of her own rural idyll.

The Rachel Riley collection celebrates the craft of fine tailoring, needlework and pattern cutting. Rachel is enamoured by the creative process as much as the final product. She continues to cut her own patterns, hand-sews, knits and embroiders samples herself. She is inspired by beautiful fabrics, and many of the prints used in each collection are designed in-house, exclusive to Rachel Riley.

Each collection is made for modern living, using classic techniques and beautiful fabrics to create stylish pieces that you will want to treasure forever. Her atelier continues to make samples, custom-made outfits for everday or special occasions, and our ever-popular slippers, in possibly the last remaining hand-made slipper factory in France.

2013 Junior Design Awards

We are very happy to announce that we are the proud winners of "Best UK Fashion Brand" from the 2013 Junior Design Awards.

We were also highly commended for the "Best Online Fashion Retailer" award and the "Best Fashion Retailer" award.

Thank you Junior!

Junior Design Awards 2013


We Won! ...AGAIN

We are delighted to announce, once again, that we have been recognised by Junior Design Awards this year! We were awarded 5 in total!

We were thrilled to be named WINNER of 2 awards -

Outstanding Contribution to Children's Fashion
Best Independent Fashion Retailer - Second year running!

We were also HIGHLY COMMENDED for the following categories -

Best UK Fashion Brand
Best Footwear - Second year running!
Girl's Designer Fashion - Second year running!

Junior Design Awards 2012

Thank you to all of our customers and our appreciative and enthusiastic fans! 


2011 Junior Design Awards!

We are thrilled that we were recently recognised by Junior Magazine and presented with the 3 following awards:

Best Independent Fashion Retailer - WINNER!
Designer Girls Fashion - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Best footwear - HIGHLY COMMENDED

Junior Design Awards 2011

About Rachel

Rachel

Rachel Riley was born in London, grew up in Bath and attended university in Cambridge. During the summer holidays she worked as a model in Paris & Tokyo, then went on to study pattern cutting at a small haute couture atelier in Paris.

Rachel is married to French photographer Daniel Jouanneau (best-known for his Chanel perfume bottle shots) and together they have 3 children. They split their time between London and the family chateau in France's Loire Valley.

Follow what Rachel is up to on instagram, just search 'rachelrileyglam'.