About Us

About Us

Whites of Kent is a family company now into the third generation of close family members. The original story begins with a young ambitious girl of 18 who knew all about stocking repair machines. She travelled to Australia by boat then on to Switzerland and Paris where she trained women and gave demonstrations on the stocking machines (quite an amazing feat for such a young girl in those days). On her return to London UK in 1934, her and her husband (Mr F. White) started doing stocking repairs for Selfridges, Barkers and Davies from their home. Mr White cycled to the stores to collect the stockings and Mrs White repaired them. During 1953 they and their son (Mr B. White) opened two mens outfitters shops in Ruislip and Wembley, London. The industry grew and they opened up a stocking repair factory in one of the Gun Powder Mills’ warehouses in Oare, Kent employing 15 to 20 women and then moved to The White House in Preston Street Faversham. In 1954 the retail side commenced again with a ladies underwear shop in Faversham’s Market Street, followed by a fashion shop in Market Street and then our current shop in Court Street.

We have also had shops in Sandwich, Sittingbourne, Herne Bay, West Malling and Folkestone and currently have shops in Faversham, Whitstable, Dover, and Cliftonville. The 3rd generation of the family started coming into the family firm in 1979. We are a private  company who pride ourselves on our personal service to all our customers. Thank you.

Our Addresses

Faversham
2-3 Court St
Faversham
Kent
ME13 7AN
Tel: 01795 532392
Whitstable
50 High Street
Whitstable
Kent
CT5 1BB
Tel: 01227 274342
Clifftonville
199 Northdown Road
Cliftonville
Kent
CT9 2PF
Tel: 01843 232265
Dover
1 High Street
Dover
Kent
CT16 1DP
Tel: 01304 201002

 

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