The story so far…
Cordelia James is a run by mother and daughter, Cordelia and Megan, alongside the help of Cordelia’s partner, Jamie (James), where the name of the boutique is derived from.
Cordelia set up her first shop in Hawkhurst on Ockley Road in 2008. With a background in interior and garden design, Cordelia has a good eye when it comes to buying and merchandising clothing and accessories. After a successful first year, Cordelia James moved around the corner to a larger shop on the Colonnade in Hawkhurst, which is now the flagship store.
In 2011, they expanded to a second shop in Rye which is now a destination boutique for locals as well as visitors to the popular market town.
In 2016, Megan joined the business full-time after graduating in History of Art from UEA. Having worked in the shops part-time from the age of 15, and the visual literacy gained from her degree, she became the third member to help run the new trio of shops, having set up a new branch in Lewes that same year.
Together, the family team aim to create three beautiful spaces for shopping an eclectic collection of clothing, accessories and homeware.