Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Lucia says farewell to Bainbridge

Lucia agent Marianne Bainbridge is to retire after 28 years at the German womenswear brand.

Bainbridge, one of the classic womenswear market's most popular representatives, will leave at the end of October. She and her late husband Barry, built the brand up from scratch to an account base of 420 stockists at its peak.

She told Drapers: "I turn 60 this year and it struck me as the right time to go. I'm looking forward to doing unheard-of things such as taking my holiday during the summer. But I shall miss all the fantastic friends that I have made in the trade."

Lucia will appoint a new UK sales manager, who will run the brand's showroom in Newman Street in London. Its four regional sub-agents will continue to represent Lucia.

Bainbridge's son James, who had been working with her in the business, is leaving the trade to train as a commercial pilot.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.