Welcome to Kathleen Richmond Couture, here we hope to give you a little taste of what we literally have in store for you and also a window into our world.

Having started out with a large international garment manufacturer over 30 years ago, I garnered a good education in the textile industry, fashion and the clothing market. When the time came to move on I spent a few years working for some of the top names in the Scottish wedding industry, then decided it was time to strike out on my own and opened my Bridal & Boutique Alterations in Ayr. For over a decade we serviced some of the biggest bridal shops in the country and individuals alike, and it was this positive reception that encouraged us to expand and start looking at the retail side of the business. In early 2019 my husband and I purchased a lovely old building in Sturrock Street, Kilmarnock. It was built in 1885 for the Quakers as a 'Friends Meeting House' at the behest of the five Finnie sisters whom had been bequeathed the land from their late father. It was designed by the famous architect Robert S. Ingram, who was also responsible for the Grand Hall and Palace Theatre among many other notable structures in and around Ayrshire and Glasgow. To say it was in a state of disrepair would be an understatement, but we set about renovating regardless and, due to being a listed building, it took over a year to complete. But it was worth the wait.



During that year we decided it would be the perfect location for Kathleen Richmond Couture. It was in our home town and there are a lot of high quality wedding establishments in the area to compliment our plans...and we were ready to bring something new and exciting to the mix. I have to say I was in my element when it came to sourcing designers to work with and I am proud of the fact that each and every dress we have decided to stock is hand picked by myself and my team and there are no 'fillers' that I would not wear myself. Customer service is what we are all about and we like nothing better than matching someone with that special dress which will make them feel like a million dollars on their special day. When you make an appointment with us you get the entire boutique to yourself and having a bespoke premises allows us to enhance your selection experience. We will take care of all the details to make your choice as stress free as possible, and our in-house alterations service can tailor your dress so that it fits perfectly...and we can also personalise those details you want to make the gown unique to you. What are you waiting for? Get that appointment booked!