Founder Samantha Hill started Miniola in 2009 when she began selling one off vintage pieces at fairs and events around the UK. Samantha first became interested in vintage clothing while studying a degree in Fine Art and spent many years building up her own personal collection. After gaining industry experience as a Fashion Buyer Samantha chose to start her own vintage fashion brand and since then has gained a wealth of expert knowledge and contacts in sourcing and editing an exceptional range.
Samantha noticed a gap in the market for carefully selected pieces which compliment present trends, appealing not only to the seasoned vintage lover but to the broader contemporary fashion market. The range typically includes labels such as Oscar De La Renta, Yves Saint Laurent and Dior, with pieces selected for a wide range of styles and which can be worn for a variety of occasions.
"It's really important to me to be able to provide one off pieces which can complement a woman's personality and individual style. Ultimately I want women to feel good about themselves with help from the clothes they wear and that's what we are trying to achieve at Miniola, not only through the pieces we sell but the whole experience. I'd like to think our clients view us as their own vintage haven."
Miniola offers a truly unique shopping experience with professional styling advice and an alteration service at hand for that perfect fit.