Barbara Hubbard, owner of Baden Baden Boutique Introduced
Saint James to Victoria 20 years ago!
“I got introduced to Saint James 20 years ago. A very glamorous, tall French woman came breezing into the store with a few sweaters in her bag. She introduced us to Saint James
The clothing was so gorgeous, I thought I must try it. So I ordered 3 or 4 sweaters and started with that. My three sweaters became hundreds of sweaters and other items such as cardigans, coats, blouses. Over the years it got bigger and bigger. My customers responded with huge enthusiasm, I was stunned. It was wonderful!
The quality is superb. There is never anything wrong with it. Saint James Clothing is a first-class product with extraordinary colours.
I went to see the factory in Normandy. They showed me around. It was phenomenal to see what they do in order to deliver a first-class product.
The whole village of Saint James works at the factory. I spent several days touring the place and was convinced that this is a magnificent line that produces excellent quality.
It’s very classic but also very modern. They know what to do with colours. They have extraordinarily beautiful colours and each season the colours are different. In the 20 years I’ve been dealing with them, I’ve never found a colour that does not work.
They have excellent staff and judging by my customers’ enthusiasm, they do everything right.
Saint James is hugely popular in France. Everybody produces stripes. France is full of stripes but stripes from Saint James are very special and cannot be copied. It’s the quality!
My favourite pieces are the short and long cardigans, and the coats. The t-shirts are wonderful. They never wear out. I am surprised they are still going strong because everybody’s cupboard must be full of Saint James.” Barbara Hubbard
Baden-Baden Boutique in Sidney BC is the largest retailer of Saint James clothing in Western Canada