About us

About us  - Purdieoak what’s in a name?

Well,  Purdie was the name of our first gorgeous Gordon Setter & the name Oakley came about from a large Oak tree that Purdie enjoyed sitting under on hot summer day’s.  Sadley, she is no longer with us but her name is still arround  in the name of our business, PURDIEOAK .Needless to say we have a new Gorden Setter called Oakley . Picture available.


Purdieoak was set up over 12 years ago by Peter & Christine Gainsley after careers in Sales & Marketing for major  PLC companies over a 20 year period, trading with a number of concessions in major department  stores and shopping villages for luggage, handbags  and purses and wallet in the North and Midlands .


Now we have our own shop and 3 concessions in the North of England ( details to be found on this website). We both are enjoying life in the retail environment and have a large pool of customers coming to the shop and have had lots of request from visitors to the store for a website.


We are specialists in small leather items, purses, wallets for men & women, luggage, handbags and a major stockists of Edge Sculptures and other giftware brands. Only a limited amount will be online this year as this is a new and exciting part of expanding the business and we want to make sure we get it right!


Focus on Customer Service
Customer service and care is important to us and over the last 3 years since we have had the shop we have built a strong reputation within the local community in Clitheroe and serviced many customers from all parts of the UK , EUROPE, USA, CANADA ,AUSTRILA and the FAR EAST visiting the area as tourists or visiting family in the UK.

Part of our service to our customers includes the following:

Local Deliveries
Cannot carry the Cases or Edge Sculpture home?  We do Local deliveries within a 20 mile radius free of charge,( we will deliver further a field and abroad but please phone/ e-mail for a quote for this service).

Loyalty Card
We have a loyalty card and save 10% off purchases if you join. Form can be found in store or on line.

Edge Club
Join our Edge club and spread the cost of your edge Sculpture over 3 months and get regular up- dates on the latest sculptures available in store.

Special Orders
Special order service, can’t fine an item you are looking for , then let us find it for you! Contact the store direct by phone or e-mail for full details of the services above.


We hope that we will expand the items on the website during 2019 making a large range of products to buy direct Online.


We hope you enjoy shopping with us and thank you for taking the time to read about us.