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About Bare Necessities Marple & Knutsford

About Us

Bare Necessities first opened its doors in October 1986 in Marple, Cheshire - It was the first independent specialist lingerie store in this lovely area of Cheshire, on the border with Derbyshire. In October 2011, we opened in the beautiful, historic town of Knutsford, Cheshire a vibrant town with many independent stores, eateries and the lovely Tatton Park within walking distance!

Over the years we have developed a large customer base, with many who have moved further afield but still visit us and take full advantage of our online website!

Julie Matthews, the store's owner, has strived over the past 33 years to develop Bare Necessities into a well stocked store offering good quality products in a friendly and relaxed environment.

We are certified as Marie Jo and Prima Donna lingerie stylists. Other brands include, Empreinte, Felina, Felina Conturelle, Louisa Bracq, Fantasie, Freya, Elomi, Chantelle, Passionata and Lejaby. Having all those years of experience, Julie feels she can offer a truly specialist service and a high level of expertise in this field. She strives to offer staff that are fully trained and work as a team to offer expert help and advice.

We are now well known for our beautiful, and wide range of swimwear, with a variety of different brands! These include Prima Donna Swim, Marie Jo Swim, Seafolly, Maryan Melhorn, Watercult, Charmline, Fantasie, Freya, Gottex, Gottex Profile, Roidal,.

Now we offer a fantastic selection of swimwear, picking from the very best brands to bring a stunning selection to suit all sizes We specialise in: Lingerie from A to J cup and 30” to 50” back. Dress sizes 8 to 22 Silk and cotton nightwear / dressing gowns Huge selection of swimwear to suit all shapes, ages and sizes including bra sized.

Personal fitting appointments available by arrangement, both in store, by telephone and home visits are also possible. Please telephone or email to discuss.

Gift Vouchers / Gift Wrapping available in store and online.

Summer 2020 Update

Just in case you would like to visit us . . .

We are offering half hour appointments (which can be extended by prior arrangement) from 10am until 2.30pm

Anything out of these hours, just phone to arrange. Julie is also happy to visit you at home, again by mutual arrangement

The shop may look a little different to accommodate social distancing but all our lovely brands are just the same

Any items tried but not bought will be steamed & put into isolation for 72 hrs.

Any staff member helping customers will be wearing PPE as per government guidelines


Got a query?

0161 427 6984 or 01565 755121


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