About Us

In the coastal town of Whitstable, The Clothes Horse resides in the vibrant atmoshpere of Harbour Street and boasts a unique selection of brands arranged in an Aladdin's Cave of beautiful and must-have pieces. 

Presented by us, chosen by you

Our cherry-picked ranges help you create covetable, easy to wear outfits. Including unusual and limited edition brands from both the UK and Europe, our ranges allow customers to break away from the monotony of the high street and have fun with fashion again. We only choose pieces in fabulously luxurious, soft and floaty fabrics that have a touch of the ethereal about them. Our bubbly and fashion conscious team love helping customers put together eye-catching outfits for any occasion. This website is just a peek into what we do and our passion for clothing. Visit us at The Clothes Horse or shop online using our Build Your Outfit tool to help find a fabulous hero outfit for your wardrobe.

Our owner Nicky Ingoldby began her career in the fashion industry selling vintage clothing from a stall on the famous Portobello Road Market in London. Settling in the coastal town of Whitstable, she opened a small shop called The Clothes Horse on Harbour Street in 1984. Today it has grown in size and has two sister stores, The Whiting Post and the pop up shop Arsenic & Old Lace, which continue her passion for vintage-inspired pieces.

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