In 2000, a boozy lunch in France resulted in what is now CHANTAL the Shoe Studio & Clothing Gallery in the Bailgate, Lincoln.

In February 2001 we purchased the long established shoe shop of 18 years. With no experience and rookies to retail, we set about building our business, what we lacked in experience we made up with an abundance of energy, enthusiasm and a strong determination to succeed.

Three Refirbishments later, zillions of hours buying and sourcing, the odd glass of wine or 2… the highs and lows associated with running a business, another opportunity presented itself!

In September 2012 we launched the Clothing Gallery, giving the yin to the yang.

And the rest as they say is history. Quintessentially, we love what we do, we love the collections, we hope you will too!