Clothes from Captain Tortue are an effortless way to put a seasonal capsule wardrobe together. I can show you how.


Stress free clothes shopping for ladies looking for service, a knowledgeable stylist and competitively priced clothing.

A unique shopping experience is now available off the high street.

Are you fed up with not being able to find anything you like or fits correctly? Do you hate shopping? Hate the crowds in busy shopping centres? Can’t find what your looking for online? Are you looking for something a little different style wise?

Captain Tortue, a French fashion brand for women that is not available on the high street or online. It is available at The Secret Boutique, Olney, Buckinghamshire.

Lillian Fornet has been the driving force behind Captain Tortue since 1993. Based in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. She, and her team of designers now create four collections four times a year for women of all shapes and sizes.

Latest Captain Tortue Lookbook

Browse Captain Tortue's latest PDF lookbook by downloading using the link below.

Each of the four collections are designed with a different edge.If you are a lady who loves comfort but wants to look contemporary, sporty, classic or maybe a little quirky or romantic there will be something in the collections for you. Designed for women of all shapes and sizes this brand is suitable both for all heights and scalesas well. We have a specialist petite brand starting at size 6-12. Whilst our main collections caters for women ranging from size 8-24.

While the brochure will give you a basic idea of the collections, remember models of 5”10 with race horse legs of size 6-8 never visit me! With this in mind when looking at styles it can be difficult to imagine how something might look. With my experience I can guide you to the sorts of styles which will work best for you in the sizes that will work best for you. The brochure does feature a section at the end for curvy ladies which shows some of the versatility but this is only a small taster of what is possible.

The three ways to see Captain Tortue

Book an hours one to one non obligation shop. You can pop in a enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, herbal tea or whatever takes your fancy. we can have a chat about what your looking for or any challenges you are currently experiencing with your wardrobe.

(For regular customers I will often preselect a range of items from the collections based their body shape and lifestyle needs)

You will also receive a customer loyalty card for every £300 spent receive £25 off your next purchase.

Book a two hour non obligation shop for you and a friend or two with you for a more social session.

Please allow a little longer as you know what you ladies are like when you all get chatting. (Receive a customer loyalty card for each of you)

Book a fashion presentation for up to six ladies either at my studio or in the comfort of your own home. This is a fun way to discover what is in fashion for the season and I will show you how to put outfit combinations together.

The host will receive a discount on her own clothes based on the sales made at the session.

Should you wish this can be donated to charity or if it is someone birthday why not give the discount to them?

It’s the attention to detail that makes Captain Tortue special

"Having been introduced to Captain Tortue by the lovely Jane Sumner, I can say what a lovely experience for shopping for clothes it is! What could be nicer than having a few friends round and having the collection showcased to you in your own home. Jane is an excellent consultant and knows how to display the clothes to their best advantage and knows exactly what goes on with what, helping you to result in a capsule wardrobe.

The clothes are of excellent quality and very competitively priced and it’s great to know you are not going to see them on the high street. I’m excited for the Autumn 2018 collection already!"

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