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Published September 17th 2014
Do tell everyone to step out in style with Don't Tell
Many years ago I lived quite close to West End and I loved all the unique and indie stores which I could frequent so easily. One of these was a little boutique called 'Don't Tell Fanny' which had handmade and one-of-a-kind pieces designed and sewn by the in store owner and manager. These days, after a name change to 'Don't Tell' and a turnaround to indie designer clothing and accessories, it's still as fantastic as ever and there were many items I would dearly have liked to make mine.
The staff here are super helpful and the customer who was trying on what looked like every dress in the store was getting excellent one-on-one attention while I still felt I was being served at the same time. Service is one of the major reasons I like to shop in small, local stores as it's something that seems sadly lacking in the big box stores these days.
The style of clothing in store is fashion centred but caters to a mid-twenties and up age group. There are flowing dresses, oversize tops and jumpers along with tailored pants and blouses which could be suitable for work or play. The sunglasses and accessories were the perfect match for outfits I found in the store and I felt like there was so much choice for such a small shop.
There is a little pink bike out the front along with the sign and a dressed mannequin to welcome you into the store. On your right are racks of clothing but on your left is a little nook filled with bags, purses and other fun items to peruse.
Even though it doesn't appear to be the same owners as all those years ago, I still feel like Don't Tell has stayed true to it's roots and offers unique and stylish clothing which will make you feel fabulous.