Rachel Riley grew up in London & has enjoyed a lifelong passion for the classic designs and glamorous style of the 50's & 60's.
A designer & pattern-cutter, Rachel created her brand in 1998 when her three children were young, designing & making clothes for family and friends.
With Rachel's initiative, energy & creative flair, the company flourished & grew from a small mailorder business to a globally-recognized brand, enjoying a reputation for classic, beautifully designed, well-made clothes, all with her personal quest for style, quality & value.
Rachel Riley is a British award-winning children's clothing brand
Based in central London, we design, manufacture, retail and wholesale classic luxury childrenswear
Our collections are best known for quality and style, with prints designed in-house, and traditional craftsmanship, such as hand embroidery, hand smocking, fine soft fabrics and attention to detail
Rachel Riley represents excellence & expertise in children's fashion, with over twenty years' experience & international acclaim
With one shop in London, the flagship store on Marylebone High Street & websites in both sterling & US dollars, Rachel Riley collections for baby, girls & boys, from 1 month to 14 years, can be found n more than 110 stockists in the UK & across the world - in the finest department stores, independent shops & childrenswear websites
Loire Valley, France
In 1994 Rachel set up an atelier with local seamstresses and pattern-cutters, this was the beginning of her childrenswear business
This workshop uses traditional techniques, and had now been making samples & special orders, and cutting and grading patterns for over twenty years.
Rachel Riley has many years experience in designing, creating and making childrens clothes
In 1997 she bought the machinery from a local workshop making baby shoes & kids leather slippers. She had her machinists trained in the techniques of making these classic styles, with shoe lasts originating from the 1930's
These are still made in the traditional way, stitched on the outside, much like assembling a garment, hand-turned & heated on child-sized shoe forms. These range from layette size 16 which fits a baby of one month to size 40 for a special occassion