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Have you ever gone shopping for a new outfit or to buy somebody a gift then lost all inspiration once you’re there not knowing where to begin? Here at Debenhams Frenchgate you can sit back and relax whilst a personal shopper finds everything, you’re looking for… and it’s absolutely free!

Meet Lauren, an expert in all things fashion, the latest trends and the second opinion you need to find the perfect outfit.

Name: Lauren Knights

Tell us a little bit about what you do...

I’m one of the Personal Shoppers in Debenhams and I work alongside Marie Wilson, who some of you may already know. We offer a free personal shopping experience to all our customers to help make their trip as easy and enjoyable as possible!

Basically, you tell me what you are looking for, whether it’s an outfit for a special occasion, or maybe you’re just after a few new pieces to update your wardrobe, and I will help you find it. You can chill out with a tea or coffee and some magazines, then I’ll bring you back a selection of items using my knowledge and experience to incorporate your personal style and preference in brands with current and top trends. You can then try on the clothes in the privacy of the Personal Shop suite. You will have my full attention while you are here and able to ask any questions and my honest opinion, away from the hustle and bustle of the other shoppers.

What’s your top trend for 2019?

I’m loving the utility trend - I’ve got my eye on a khaki mini dress from Principles at the moment!

What’s your favourite brand in store?

There are lots of great brands in store to suit all ages and styles. Personally, I love Principles – The Collection is currently merging with this range, so it is just one big department now which is exciting and even better. I love Warehouse too - there’s always something I have to buy from there!

What is your number one fashion tip?

Wear what makes you feel good – just because something is on trend it doesn't mean you have to copy it. Put your own twist on it and make it your own. I hope that I can help you bring out your own individual style and absolutely style it out with confidence!

We are here if ever you need a bit of help with anything - it could be fashion related, gift inspiration, or even just looking for a second opinion. You can book online at,  email, call us on 01302 386533 or just pop in store for more information. 


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