Meet the Manager – Roman Original

Meet the manager – Michelle Redfern

How long have you worked in the fashion industry?

 I started working in the fashion industry in 2001 with Topshop in Manchester Arndale, going on to work in various brands within the Arcadia group for 16yrs.

What’s it like working for Roman Originals? 

It’s always busy with plenty to keep me occupied. I have been lucky to have the opportunity to travel the northwest area supporting other stores and with staff training getting out meeting new customers and staff alike.

What is your typical day like?

In retail, there’s no such thing as a typical day! But that’s why I’ve enjoyed it for all these years, keeps you on your toes and never predictable.

What is the most fun part of your job?

The people I get to meet, Customers and other members of the Roman team definitely. I love helping people leave looking and feeling good with that outfit for a special occasion. And delivery day! It’s exciting to see what new stock is coming in the store.

What item/s are the best sellers in-store?

Dresses always have a quick turnaround and this time of year is a strong time for coats and knitwear.

Smart or casual – which style do you prefer?

More casual for me on a daily basis, but I do love an excuse to get dressed up too.

Who would you say is the ultimate style icon?

The queen of fashion has to be Vivien Westwood.  But also anyone who has confidence in what they are wearing looks amazing and becomes an icon in their own right.

Can you give us one fun fact about yourself?

I love football! True Mancunian supporting Manchester City