At Shepherd's Fashions, we believe in finding our customers the right outfit that works for them and their bodies.
We value the time we have with our clients to help you to discover the best qualities in your body and your personality. Our style experts are ready to deliver thoughtful advice and wardrobe suggestions to our guests. With an understanding of the frustrations we can all experience in finding an appropriate outfit to wear, we aim to have our customers walk away with a newfound confidence and knowledge they may not have known before.
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Our company started with mother-daughter duo, Trudy and
Marlene Shepherd over 35 years ago.
With a dream and love of fashion, we wanted to offer more to women than unique styles and accessories. We were driven by the opportunity to assist women in dressing for their bodies, and for any occasion.
Since Shepherd’s Fashions first opened as a little kiosk on Ottawa’s Sparks Street, we’ve grown and discovered even more about the women’s fashion industry. We’ve introduced workshops, contributed to charities, mentored designers, expanded our product lines, and more! With our flagship location at the Ottawa Train Yards, and recently launched (and quickly growing) online store, we continue to see success in our mission to provide women with expert advice and unique pieces for their wardrobe.
Since 1978, mother and daughter Trudy and Marlene have earned a reputation in Ottawa as the leading ladies behind this growing fashion and accessory store. Shepherd’s Fashions founder and lead fashion consultant, Marlene, seeks unique and functional styles for the modern woman. Marlene knows style and stays on top of the latest trends in women’s apparel. She has built a team of fashion consultants that assist her customers in creating just the right look. Marlene’s passion for fashion is reflected in her dedication to delivering an exceptional experience to her customers.
Sam brings a wealth of knowledge to the Shepherd’s team. Her experience in the fashion industry began when she opened her own footwear and accessories store at the age of 23. Her career has taken her all the way to the UK, where she learned much of what she knows today from an award-winning fashion retailer. A leader to our other consultants, Sam teaches the team about the importance and benefits of knowing their customers’ body shapes. Her passion for delivering outstanding service encourages every woman to be able wear the fashions of today – it’s how it all comes together that’s important. She dedicates her time to working with women to find value, comfort, and functionality in their wardrobes, delivering a fun and life-changing experience to our customers.
Elaine is our bilingual shopping expert. A versatile and seasoned model, Elaine has over 30 years experience working in the world of fashion. Her own familiarity and struggle with a fluctuating body shape has allowed her to meet the challenge of dressing with grace. She has learned what works for her shape, lifestyle, and personality and is thrilled to share this knowledge with other women. Her developed expertise in wardrobe pairings, while addressing practicality and utility, allows our clients to meet all their style needs.
Katherine is a qualified image consultant with over three decades of fashion expertise under her sophisticated belt. She has owned and managed stores in women’s apparel and has seen new trends come and go, and then come again. Katharine was trained by Emily Cho, the first fashion consultant in America, and has provided her skills to helping unemployed women dress for success and rediscover their confidence. She has developed courses in Body Shape, Clothing Personality, and Personalized Customer Service, all in an effort to help every woman look and feel terrific.