Meet Abbie: Retail Assistant & Rising Star

We couldn't be more proud of Abbie Hunter, our superstar Retail Assistant who has been shortlisted for the 'Rising Star' award in this year's Drapers Independent Awards!

With an incredible work ethic, fun energy and warm friendly demeanour, it's easy to see why Abbie has caught the Drapers judges' eyes - and our visitors love her too.

Abbie began her journey here as part time sales staff on the weekends. Our head of retail Sisi Gibreel recalls:

"I remember Abbie, on my first day working at RY, turning up for the staff meeting in her school uniform. Back then she was quite quiet and shy, but always willing, keen to help wherever she could, and never flinched from any task given to her, be it spending the day in the ticket hut, helping with an overnight stock take or modelling in our seasonal fashion shows!"

"Since then she has grown so much in confidence (now a full time member of senior sales staff), becoming an invaluable asset to the team and a fantastic ambassador for Restoration Yard. Even though she is so young, her customer service manner is always consistent and every customer is given her full thoughtful attention and service."

The winners of Drapers Independents Awards will be revealed at a ceremony in London on 11th September 2019. Good luck Abbie!

Abbie's Top Picks

We love Abbie's unique style and distinctive flare for fashion (keep an eye out for her incredible mannequin and window displays in store!) so we asked her to share her ten favourite items in store now...

Posh Kebabs Book, £12.99

Part Two Sunglasses, £29.95

Eden Mill Raspberry, Vanilla & Meringue Liqueur, £22.95

Kew Gardens Coconut Soap, £6.50

Claudio Lugli Bee Shirt, £79.95

Miller Harris Tea Tonique Eau de Parfum 100ml, £105

Alex Monroe Posy Twist Ring, £205

Bee Fayre Rhubarb & Raspberry Tea Lights, £8.95

Diforti Aragostine, Pistachio, £3.50

Roka Bantry Backpack in Medium, £55