Chosen by Hayley Sunshine, field marketing executive for CAT footwear and Sebago
Macsamillion of Oxford instantly hits the top of my list of independent retailers.
It has three stores: menswear, womenswear and a boot shop. All three are quaint and intimate stores with a brand selection that is second to none. Macsamillion is what we in the industry call a classic account.
It has a fantastic reputation and carries classic brands.
First there’s the atmosphere, which in the menswear shop is all about wooden benches and old bookcases. The women’s store is more clean and modern in style.
Staff are welcoming and offer ultra high customer service. In the boot shop, they pride themselves on product knowledge and offer an old-fashioned fitting service.
Menswear buyer Mary-Ann Price always wants to discover the latest products and puts together the perfect depth of brands and styles.
In a nutshell, it is proactive - it’s very much them coming to us more than us going to them, which is rare.
Address 1 The Old Covered Market, Oxford
Telephone 01865 249531
Owner James MacLachlan
Brands include Anatomic, CAT footwear, Brasher, Sebago, Cheaney and Dubarry of Ireland