You could say Abrahams Store is the jewel in the crown of the delightful and increasingly popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.
You could say Abrahams Store is the jewel in the crown of the delightful and increasingly popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale. Recently named as the “Best Place to live in the North West” by The Sunday Times, this beautiful gateway town to The Lakes & Yorkshire Dales is becoming the destination for those seeking fine dining, boutique hotels & an array of exclusive independent shops.
Nestled in a discreet corner of the beautiful, ancient Market Square, Abrahams has been selling special things since 2003. Starting as an upmarket men’s outfitters, it soon expanded into stylish women’s wear and accessories. In 2015, when successful fashion and garden designer Josie Beeson discovered that the owners were about to sell the business, she and husband, IT Consultant JAC unexpectedly found themselves with a new challenge. Having spent many years working in London, JAC and Josie had recently returned to their roots in the lush Lune Valley with their young family. Together they then set about turning Abrahams into the vibrant, exciting, exclusive and forward-looking lifestyle store it is today.
Josie realised that although there was always a need for great elegant country clothing, customers also desired exclusive brands that offered casual but sophisticated collections of clothing, with a strong emphasis on style and sustainability rather than fast-fashion.
Step into Abrahams and you’ll first notice colour.
Look further and you notice the details in everything they sell. Browse the Abrahams’ collections for women and as well as a strong Barbour presence, which you’d expect in this rugged country location, Josie has used her experience as a fashion designer to source a number of exclusive brands, such as Vilagallo, Notshy, and Vemi as well as classic French brand St James, top German label Luisa Cerano and Abbacino, creators of beautifully soft leather and vegan-friendly bags.
Men can create a classic look with Barbour jackets and Brax trousers, but then pair them for a splash of colour and flair with shirts from Eterna & R2 Amsterdam and a terrific array of ties, scarves, socks and other accessories.
Delve deeper into the store and you will find a glorious selection of jewellery, horn products, unisex fragrances from Sicily-inspired Ortigia and Capri’s Carthusia, natural skincare from REN and Dr Hauschka not forgetting the retro-designed range of treatment make-up from Paul & Joe. Great British companies Geo F. Trumper and Capt. Fawcett cover the impeccable grooming needs of the traditional and post-modern male. Around every corner is an eclectic selection of beautiful homeware.
What Josie & JAC relish is to make sure that Abrahams remains vibrant and unique – to make every visit to the store a new discovery. They constantly source an unusual and diverse range of beautiful items for their increasing number of loyal customers. Some products are home-grown, but others are sourced from much further afield and surprisingly whilst on their holidays. On recent travels, they have sourced stunning new jewellery & accessory brands in Milan, Paris and Marrakech – all exclusive to Abrahams.
In a world now dominated by e-commerce, Abrahams has managed to succeed where many have failed. By offering an exceptional personal service to all customers, Abrahams is a beacon for the discerning.
Abrahams Store 9 Market Square, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2AN