How to buy

Because of the unique nature of our work and the huge variety of options, we offer a couple of options for customers looking for a new outfit – either direct from the stock we already have, or by placing a very special order for something unique.  

If you like our elegant styles, the delicious variety of colours, the sensuality of the fabrics and the vibrancy of our unique prints and designs, then we will be able to find or create something for you – always. We just need to get to know you, what suits you and what you particularly love.

Select directly from stock

We have a large selection of items already in stock, most of which is available online at www.charlespatricialester.com or in our studios in Wales. From individual pieces to complete outfits, from accessories to gifts, there is invariably a good selection available for you to try on to find the styles and colours that suit you the best and provide you with the perfect outfit for your needs.

Bespoke – going beyond couture!

For those extra special occasions such as red carpet award ceremonies, high society balls, very important days such as weddings and ceremonies, perhaps you would prefer to commission a work of art that is designed and made especially for you. Whilst all pieces are made one by one, when it comes to acquiring something particularly extraordinary, then together we can conjure up something exceptionally unique just for you. The service that we offer always includes the chance to choose any fabric, in any colour, with any print and design. That fabric can then be carefully crafted into garments to fit only you – in any size and shape with or without the extra decorative details such as beading, trimmings and feature art textiles.

1-2-1 consultancy

The possibilities and variations are endless so it is easy to get lost. However, we are here, at the end of the telephone, email or in person to help you find exactly what you want. If ever you become overwhelmed with choice then with our expertise and experience we can help you find the perfect outfit for you and your needs.

Once we get to know your preferences then invariably we can come up with suggestions of things that you would not ordinarily see. If you like, call it treasure hunting with your own personal Lester guide. 

This tends to be a very holistic approach as the girls give you undivided attention and talk with you about everything that matters. They listen to your hopes, desires and your concerns too. It’s not always just about choosing the right colours and designs. Feeling amazing is important too. We will not only help you choose the right garments but offer suggestions on styling and accessories too. 

How does this work?

Give us a call, send an email or make an appointment to come and see us. Let us know what you need and want and we will walk you through the process. If you are looking for something for a particular event, then telling us about the type of event it is, the time, place and location can help us to put together a selection of options for you. The more time we have the bigger the possibilities.

When we know the sort of colours, styles and designs you like, we can begin to refine that selection and create a collection of pertinent options for you to try.

Buying, trying and returns – our guarantee

We want all our friends and customers to be thoroughly delighted with the pieces that they have bought. We want to know that the clothes that we have spent countless hours creating have found a loving home where they will be treasured for many years to come. However, we do realise that when buying things by email or over the internet it is not always easy to gauge whether something is a perfect match or not. So if something that you buy from our ready made stock,  is not entirely what you expect then we do offer a full refund (terms do apply). This is unfortunately not possible with special orders and anything that we make or alter especially for you but we will always do what we can to ensure that the finished item is exactly as ordered.

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