Small Business Saturday Showcase - LEC Boutique & Dunbar T-Shirt Shop

LEC Boutique/Dunbar T-Shirt Shop


In November 2011 LEC Boutique first opened its doors to the public, welcoming all ages and sizes of people offering them some unique fashion clothing, handbags and accessories. From humble beginnings this business has grown, started by Natalie in 2009 as a home based business selling ex-chain store clothing on eBay. The Business was started with £500 and any profits were invested back into purchasing more stock. By mid 2010 this model had meant a Loft packed full with stock and the next step was getting a shop. With Dunbar at that time only having the ASDA as a ladies fashion choice it was felt there was a gap in the market. With Gavin (Father) on board they opened the high street shop and began to offer a different choice to the locals.

In December 2012 Steve (Husband) had the opportunity to change career path and decided to take over from Natalie who was now a new mum. By this point the high street had two more ladies fashion outlets and a new medium sized factory shop, so we needed to change direction. Using his experience of Graphic design and attending some specialised courses Steven and Gavin decided to begin offering T-Shirt printing. This meant small businesses, groups and charities could get customised work wear with no set up costs and a generous 20% discount means that it is cheaper than the majority of online t-shirt printers. Offering gifts from Mugs and badges to Teddy bears and tea towels, a wide range of clothing and work wear there isn’t much that can’t be personalised. No minimum order size means even a one off gift can be produced for you at a great low price.

Our Speciality

As any small high street business knows you need a variety of outlets for your products and we offer one of the best and most competitive Stag do t-shirts and Hen do t-shirts Packages in the UK. From T-shirts to vests we pride ourselves in being the best quality at great prices. So if you’re getting married or know someone who is, why not make their last night of freedom even better with some memorable personalised t-shirts.

How do you support the local community?

From enterprise classes at Dunbar Grammar to our involvement with fulfillment of St Anne’s Church merchandise we like to get involved. We offer great discounts to local good causes and have donated a number of t-shirts to local raffles and tombola’s. We are active members of the DTA and always look for ways to improve the town and get involved with local community projects.

Why come and visit?

We are always more than happy to spend time helping you design the perfect garment or gift. We have an eye for detail and can ensure whether it is a Christmas present or a new Uniform we will get the design perfect. By visiting you can learn about all the different items we can personalise, check out our £10 Handbags, jewellery and selection of tops and dresses. We keep our prices low, benchmarking ourselves not against just local competition but against Internet competition from across the UK so you can be assured it is great value.

We also have a fully functioning e-commerce website which has a selection of our products, which may give you some inspiration for your own designs, so even if you can’t visit us personally why not pop online and have a browse.

We also offer Dry cleaning and alterations service on behalf of Kleaning Ark, giving you somewhere local to get all your dry cleaning and alteration needs.