Clothes, Shoes & Accessories

Gala Tissu
Woollen shirts and trousers. Large choice of fabrics by the metre available. Professional help and advice. English spoken. Closed on Sundays. Contact: Jean Claude Vaslin at 1 rue Robert Turgot, Espace Mendes France, Niort (79).
Quicksilver - Poitiers
Sportswear, shoes, surf and skateware at 27, Rue des Cordeliers, Poitiers (86). Contact: Peter Bloxham
Aix Actualites
Marine clothing, footwear and gifts on sale at 13 rue Gourgaud, Ile dAix.
Designers and manufacturers of the Charentaise slippers. Situated in Marthon, Charente (16). They also sell to the public via their factory shop. 
Menswear shop at 14 pl St. Martial, Angouleme.
Under the Top
Lingerie shop. Based in St Gervais, (16), between Ruffec and Champagne Mouton in Charente.
La Coccinelle
Shop located at 38, Place de lHotel de Ville, Chalais (16) for new and nearly new childrens and baby clothes. Contact: Deana Timmer
Dressmaker offering couture and clothes design based in Lathus St. Remy (86). Everything from simple alterations to wedding gowns.
Handwoven scarves and shawls in silk, cashmere, linen and other fibres. Online supplier. Will dye to order. Contact: Gill Back
Josephine Costantino
Alterations service for garments including hems and re-structuring. Also, loose covers, curtains made to order, and alterations to bridal wear and vintage clothes. At Chateauneuf (16). Contact Josephine Costantino
Ladies clothing shop at 51 rue Herge, Angouleme.
Retailer of pashminas, shawls, gifts and accessories with jewellery, sourced from the Indian sub-continent. Located at Aunac (16). Contact: Debbie Davies
Longereau Guy
Bespoke tailor for all menswear, made-to-measure. At 13 chemin Remberges aux Pierrieres in Angouleme.
For curtains, home furnishings, clothing alterations and made to measure adults and childrens clothing. At La Feolle, Blanzay (86). Contact: Joanna Wright
Department store with clothing for all ages, in the centre of Poitiers at pl Marechal Leclerc.
Olanthe SARL
Online sales of French made shoes including ballet flats, and a wedding/cocktail collection. Contact Cynthia Green
Range of gift items available including aromatherapy products, decorated bra straps and lingerie.
Fashion boutique specialising in womens clothes and accessories. Contact the English manager Nancy Bromet for more information at Rte de Paris in Niort (79).
Mens fashions clothes of quality in the center of Poitiers. English speaking staff: Peter or Anne. Located at Centre Commercial des Cordeliers, Poitiers (86).
Designer clothes shop for men and women selling branded labels. At 6, Rue Du Maquis Foch, Confolens (16). Contact: Katherine
Ruche d'Activite
DepĂ´t vente and cafe situated in Civray, Vienne (86). New and nearly new clothing sold on a 50/50 basis. The tea room offers light lunches and cakes. Contact Candice Hilton or Helen Maddock
Entre L et A
Clothes shop specialising in ladies fashion ware at 16 rue Chabrefy, Angouleme (16). Contact Valerie Girard.
Sugarpolo Accessories and Crafts
Crochet and machine knitted accessories for babies, children and adults. Also, sales of knitting yarn, buttons patterns, and lace. Free postage offered to France. At Lesterps (16). Contact Christine Walker.
Shop located at 27, Rue du Centre, St-Savinien-sur-Charente (16) selling a range of second hand clothes toys and games for children. Also maternity wear and baby equipment. Contact: Karen Secher
Silly Dove
Creation and transfer of graphic designs on T-shirts based at Antigny, Vienne, (86). Contact Agata Kowalczyk
Situated near Sauze Vaussais, Deux Sevres (79) offering handmade clothing, accessories and soft furnishings for sale. Also offered crochet lessons and workshops. Contact Kathy Jones
Mum & Me
Boutique specialising in childrens and their mothers clothes and accessories including shoes. At 68 bis, rue Gambetta, Royan (17) some English spoken. Contact Veronique Cartron
Chez Di
Mail order service offering sales of knitting yarn, patterns, needles, buttons and cross stitch kits. Contact Di Childs
Sales of Finnish designed natural clothing, felt slippers and accessories including vests, leggings and undergarments. Textiles include organic merino wool and organic cotton. Contact Tiina Royer
Blue House
Mens and Ladies designer clothes. At 7, Quai de Senac, La Flotte-en-Re (17). Open all year round from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 19:30