From the right we have Vanda, the owner of Gina Ricci since 2004. She has always had a passion for shoes ever since she was a young girl. She is a size 42 so she can relate to all our customers who struggle to find shoes that go up to an 8 on the high street. She has two miniature schnauzers, Milly and Tiger, who can often be found playing with the try on socks or snoozing behind the desk next to the heater. The customers love them, sometimes nipping in just for a cuddle. Vanda enjoys walking her pooches and also spending time with her husband on the farm – especially picking the eggs from the hen house every morning! Which leads me to her other talent – baking!! Her lemon drizzle is my absolute favourite plus her farmhouse fruit cake which is divine! She sometimes brings them straight from the oven... such a treat!
One of her famous sayings in the shop is: ‘We have the time if you do’ and ‘it costs nothing to try’
Next is Kirsty, our newest member starting in August 2017. She has been in retail all her life and it doesn’t half show in the way our customers have responded to her! Often greeting her with a hug when they return back to the shop on their next visit, her happy attitude and upbeat vibe is what our customers love. She is so passionate about the shoes and this shows when she showcases our products to our customers. She’s always got a new pair of shoes on and loves striding round the shop showing them off! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and all her family.. not to mention the odd glass of vino!
Kirsty’s famous in shop saying is: ‘Oh my god they are just amazing’
Nichola has been working at Gina Ricci since 2012 and is our website technician. She can often be found hidden away in the office with mounds of folders and shoes scattered around her and glued to the computer for hours! Only working 3 days a week she manages to cram everything in, and of course, she serves on the shop floor too. She definitely doesn’t fit the typical stereotype of a computer geek, cheery and fun, Nichola’s sense of humour is infectious as she is constantly making us laugh with her quick-witted personality. Nichola enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and two adorable little girls, who love glitter and fairies!
Her famous in shop saying is ‘the leather lining will give and with the warmth of your foot – much better than a synthetic lining’