Weddings are back – and we’ve got even more for grooms to choose from.
It’s been a tough year, nobody can argue with that, but it’s also been a year of growth for Albie & Lonnie’s. Earlier this year, just before the coronavirus crisis, we introduced womenswear and during lockdown we launched our online store. We’re delighted to see that both are going brilliantly. Our customers are enjoying even more choice of menswear and womenswear, as well as the option to buy online, complete with free shipping, or click and collect from our flagship store in Rugby.
With weddings back on the cards as restrictions are gradually eased, we’ve been busy helping grooms and their groomsmen get fitted for their big day and as a result we’re making plans to increase our ranges and stock more brands of wedding suits, so everyone can find that perfect look.
Can I buy my wedding suits from Albie & Lonnie’s?
Yes, absolutely. This is what we do best. Since we opened we’ve been kitting grooms from across the region out with their perfect suits, as well as everything they need for all of their groomsmen.
At Albie & Lonnie’s we think buying the outfit for your wedding should be as fun and memorable for the groom as for the bride, so we make sure you have a great experience from the minute you contact us. We’ll talk you through the whole process, help you choose the perfect suit for you, get you measured up, and make sure everything is just right for your big day.
What brands of formalwear does Albie & Lonnie’s stock?
Albie & Lonnie’s is the biggest exclusive supplier of Marc Darcy suits in the UK and we also stock Fratelli Uniti. We’re also currently looking into stocking additional brands and ranges, and our buying team are scouting around for exactly the right looks to complement our current ranges.
Do I need to book an appointment to choose a wedding suit?
Yes you do. We’ve always booked appointments for people to find the wedding suit that suits them best, and now it’s even more important. Finding the perfect look for you takes time – our staff get to know you and your likes and dislikes, then help you decide on something that really will make you feel good as well as look good on your big day. It’s also important that we take all of your measurements to make sure it fits perfectly, so we block out time where you get our undivided attention to make sure everything’s right.
On top of that, to keep everybody safe we need to limit the number of people in our store, so booking appointments allows us to make sure we don’t have too many people in the shop at one time and we can properly clean down every surface and everything that’s been touched before our next customers arrive.
At the moment we’re offering appointments to view our collections, but due to government guidelines these can only be attended by two people per appointment. Most Saturdays our diary fills up really quickly, but please do not hesitate to get in touch and one of our experienced team will gladly help you.
Is the Albie & Lonnie’s store COVID-Secure?
The safety of our customers and staff is our top priority so we’ve made sure that the Albie & Lonnie’s store in Rugby is completely COVID-Secure. Our store is spacious and well ventilated, and we’ve sectioned it into areas to minimise any customer contact. We’ve got hand sanitisers ready for you to use and every touch point around the shop is regularly cleaned by our team.
We also make sure that any clothes that have been tried on are thoroughly steamed afterwards, so you can be confident that anything you touch is clean and COVID-free.
I thought you were a menswear shop – can I buy ladies clothes from Albie & Lonnie’s too?
Yes, you absolutely can. We launched our womenswear lines earlier this year after listening to our customers who said they wanted to enjoy the same Albie & Lonnie’s experience as the men in their lives were getting. We stock a range of brands with everything from casual t-shirts and loungewear to dresses, jumpsuits, skirts and tops.
Ladieswear has proved a real hit, with many of our customers coming back again and again to shop for new looks, whether that’s a dress for a special occasion or a casual look to wear at home. Online sales are continuing to grow, with ladies enjoying our free shipping and click and collect services, while others are taking advantage of the lovely surroundings to shop in in our shop in the heart of Rugby.
What brands of womenswear does Albie & Lonnie’s stock?
We currently stock AX Paris, Denim Hunter, Dranella and Urban Bliss and will soon be stocking Selected Femme. We’re also big supporters of local businesses and stock local brands Don’t Follow The Crowd footwear as well as headbands and scrunchies from Mia’s BEAU-tique.
We’re always meeting with suppliers and looking at possible ranges that our female customers will love. We make sure we stock a range of styles as well as various sizes, so every single woman who walks through our doors can feel a million dollars. We only stock a few of each item so you can be sure you’ll be the only person in the room with your outfit on, though we can order in extra items if you’ve fallen in love with a must-have pair of jeans, dress, jumpsuit or skirt.
Can I buy Albie & Lonnie’s ladies clothes online?
Absolutely – and menswear too. Our fully-functioning online store shows you everything we’ve got, including any items that are in our sale.
We offer free shipping across the UK and also offer a click and collect service if you’re more local. Our staff are always on hand on the phone, via email, or via message on social media if you have any questions, and we regularly post pictures of the outfits we stock being modelled by our staff and customers so you can see what they look like. Click the ‘online store’ tab on our menu for our full ranges.