Canadian designer donates 20 pieces to help Looking Good Boutique raise money for rescued horses
"Sometimes, during what appears to be an otherwise perfectly normal day, something happens that touches your heart, some seemingly innocent encounter or conversation takes place and it quietly changes everything.”
These are words of Looking Good Boutique owner Louise Brandley, speaking of the day in September 2008 that she met Sue Weeding at the Easy Horse Care equestrian shop near Rojales.
The pair were speaking flippantly about Sue establishing a horse rescue centre – little knowing the conversation would be the beginning of a complete life change for Sue and her husband Rod, who later formed the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre (EHCRC).
Louise said she will never forget that day and has remained committed to helping EHCRC as much as she can, even roping in international designer Joseph Ribkoff to support them. Looking Good's most popular designer brand has continually supported events hosted by the boutique over the years to help support the charity and this year has gone one step further.
The Canadian designer has donated 20 garments for the store to sell, with all the proceeds going to EHCRC. They have all been priced at €149, even though some retail at €300, giving customers the chance to grab a real bargain while helping a worthwhile cause.
Joe Belloc, Spain's sales director for Joseph Ribkoff, has even accompanied Louise to the rescue centre to personally see firsthand the work they do in rescuing and caring for numerous horses and donkeys. After seeing their daily struggles he felt compelled to help.
“It is amazing for an international company to bother about a local charity,” said Louise, who will get the chance to personally thank Mr Ribkoff himself in June as she travels to Montreal in Canada to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the clothing empire.
Joseph Ribkoff was one of the original designers to grace the windows of Looking Good in La Zenia when it first opened 15 years ago and the love affair has continued ever since. Louise said she and her many customers love his designs for women of all age and size.
Louise uses her years of experience knowing her customers to personally select the new season lines from Joseph Ribkoff and as the boutique continues to be the designer's biggest presence in Spain, they regularly receive test pieces to see how customers respond to them.
The collaboration between Joseph Ribkoff and Looking Good will continue for many years to come, but this popular boutique in La Zenia also hosts a range of other brands, specialising in cruise and special occasion wear. They are also pleased to welcome their new lingerie section with professional bra fitting service.
With an unrivalled reputation for service, quality and excellence, make Looking Good Boutique your number one destination for beautiful clothes and accessories. Look out for the monthly fashion shows being held at Looking Good Boutique throughout 2017 with the next one taking place on March 18 at midday.
See www.lookinggoodboutique.eu for more information.