ABOUT US

The Designer Clothing Gallery was created in 1993 by Penny Barnett, with its first home in the Old Woolstore on Thorndon Quay, Wellington. The Designer Clothing Gallery is now located in the village of Greytown in the Wairarapa.

We pride ourselves on looking after our customers by providing a carefully curated array of the freshest brands from New Zealand and overseas. Our experienced stylists Penny, Lucie, Rosanne, Caroline and Sarah will offer you ideas and concepts for your own individual style. Each of our stylists are from creative backgrounds, with an eye for design and identifying beautiful looks that will last. Lucie has joined us from France, to manage the store, run the social media and help with marketing. Her skillset is so diverse and she has that lovely "je ne sais quoi" style that we love about the French.

We all feel our purpose is to help our customers have fun acquiring a wardrobe that makes them feel like they can conquer the world, and do it in style ! See here how we can transform your wardrobe giving you a new sense of style and confidence.

OUR CHARITY

THE CATWALK TRUST - Funding research to cure spinal cord injury

Penny is an ambassador of the CatWalk Trust and along with like minded customers passionately supports all CatWalk events. In 2013 she, Catriona Williams and other participants reached the Tibetan side of Everest Base Camp as part of their epic 1000km cycle ride where they raised $600,000 towards spinal research. Seven years on, scientists have made dramatic advances towards prevention of spinal cord injury. Read more here.

Penny on the epic Tibetan journey for the CatWalk Trust ......................... 

The goal of the CatWalk Trust is simple, to get people out of wheelchairs and back onto their feet. You can help by making a donation, supporting fundraising projects or spreading the news about CatWalk.

Imagine a world free of paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.

Learn more about the CATWALK TRUST by clicking here

Make a donation by clicking here

The DigDeep4CatWalk Initiative

DigDeep4CatWalk is a fundraising initiative created by a group of friends who were with CatWalk founder Catriona Williams as she recuperated at Burwood Spinal Unit following her 2nd SCI in June 2021.

Digging Deep both mentally and physically was called for, and turning a negative into a positive was required. Soon the discussion turned to how gardening is not only good for the planet and well-being but is also another way of Digging Deep to enable growth.

From small seeds do great oaks grow – and now the DIgDeep4CatWalk team are proud to present an opportunity to purchase The Great Dixter Trowel. Commissioned by Sneeboer of the Netherlands, this hand-forged and bespoke branded trowel is very much a symbol of the calm achieved when hands delve into the soil.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to spinal cord injury research to enable this vital work to continue. 

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